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DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 10:17 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new here! My grandpa told me that they don't make striping kits for Walker mowers. I've searched a little bit on the internet, but haven't found any. I was going to check here and see if anyone knows if they do or not...

Shuter
10-30-2003, 10:19 PM
Try making your own using chains. Do a search of the site and you will find some homemade versions that may work.

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 10:22 PM
"Try making your own using chains. Do a search of the site and you will find some homemade versions that may work."

Thanks for the reply. He has a Walker with 3 decks, but he said that another guy took away 3 of his lawns last year, just because he had a striping kit. I was wondering why they don't make it for the Walkers?

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-30-2003, 10:33 PM
Here is a diagram of a "homemade chain striping kit". Its pretty simple to make too.

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 10:35 PM
And does the "chain" method make a nice stripe? It seems like if wouldn't make as good of a stripe as a rubber strip, roller, etc...

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-30-2003, 10:52 PM
The heavier the chain gauage, the better it actually pulls grass over. Chains are like "combing" grass, while a roller just flattens it to some degree in a specific direction. I have no tried a flap yet, but I guess It would be similiar to chains.

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 10:54 PM
Ahh...ok

Thanks for the help bro...

I still don't understand why they don't make them for Walkers...

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-30-2003, 10:55 PM
That pic thats under my user name (my Advatar) was done with a homeade chain striping kit.

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-30-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by DPruett2333
Ahh...ok

Thanks for the help bro...

I still don't understand why they don't make them for Walkers...
Probably becasue they think with the GHS, the vacuum power would already be pulling the grass over, thereby eliminating the need of a aid for lawn striping.

chefdrp
10-30-2003, 11:00 PM
you can also run a metal rod through the second to last link in the chain to keep the chains from "Dancing".

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 11:00 PM
"Probably becasue they think with the GHS, the vacuum power would already be pulling the grass over, thereby eliminating the need of a aid for lawn striping."

True, but it still doesn't leave a nice steady, heavy stripe that I like...;)

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-30-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by chefdrp
you can also run a metal rod through the second to last link in the chain to keep the chains from "Dancing". I did that to the first one I made. It wasnt in for long, becasue it got caught on a improperly burried orbit gear drive sprinkler head. It got stuck:angry:

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 11:08 PM
My grandpa also said something about not making striping kits for circular/round decks, is that true?...

lawnkid
10-30-2003, 11:09 PM
Man what do you need a striping kit for. Walkers leave the widest brightest stripes that I know of. But yeah I would try the chains or else maybe a roller right under where you attach the deck.

DPruett2333
10-30-2003, 11:12 PM
They leave nicer marks when you are bagging the grass. When you mulch, it's not very bright...;/