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Fireman D
01-15-2004, 05:17 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I just purchased a ez-striper roller for $165 (shipping included). The kicker is that I put it on my Bob-Cat ZTR. Despite talking with the people at exmark and them constantly saying "it will not work, it is only for the exmark therefore it will not work." All I had to do was just take off the anti scalp rollers on each side and bolt on the roller. Very simple process. I couldn't believe that I was able to buy the "$300" roller for just $165. And yes it is Brand New. Just wanted to let you know that where there's a will there's a way! :p :p :p :p

NEPSJay
01-15-2004, 05:28 PM
Can you remove the roller if you dont want to stripe?

Fireman D
01-15-2004, 05:31 PM
Yes, just simply take out the 4 bolts holding it on. Who dosen't want stripes though. I certainly do.

Avery
01-15-2004, 06:12 PM
Wonder if the same roller would work on a Toro Z?

TreffertLawnWrx
01-15-2004, 06:40 PM
I also just bought one for my Lazer Z hp. But I paid $56.00 including shipping. Lets see some before and after pics when you can!

PrecisionLandService
01-15-2004, 06:42 PM
Where did you buy the roller... I have the same mower and I might be interested. Thanks

turfsolutions
01-15-2004, 07:22 PM
I would also like to know where you purchased the rollers.

Also, will it fit a 48 inch z?

Jason Rose
01-15-2004, 08:38 PM
TLC9 ok, you got us all wondering, where did you get your striping roller for 56 bucks!? I'd even be happy at $165 including shipping. Closest iv'e seen is on e-bay for $200. Thanks for the hints!

Fireman D
01-15-2004, 09:14 PM
I purchased the roller from a guy @ Clean Cut Services out of Louisiana. I found out about it on the web. He advertised that he had one for sale, and lucky for me it for my mower. BTW it is a Bob-Cat Z219 52". I have been running a chain kit that I made myself but I've decided to go with the roller to see if it does any better. As for the ones on E-Bay, I know of some people that have bought them off there and love them. Even at $200 that is still cheaper that Exmark's $300!

TreffertLawnWrx
01-15-2004, 09:19 PM
I bought it from a guy on ebay. Ill email him and see if he has anymore!

Fireman D
03-07-2004, 10:41 PM
Here are some pictures of the exmark roller on a bob-cat mower.

Fireman D
03-07-2004, 10:43 PM
here is another

Fireman D
03-07-2004, 10:44 PM
here is one more

WAGS LandL
03-08-2004, 11:29 AM
Turfsolutions,
You may want to check, but if you have an exmark lazer z hp,
there are no anti-scalp rollers in the rear of the deck. That is the
way mine is set up. The roller I bought has brackets that come
with it to mount to the deck so you can then mount the roller.
The roller I got came from York Sheet Metal, I believe right around
$200.00(???).

GripB
03-08-2004, 11:48 AM
www.yorksheet.com $200.00

Scroll down to products...EZ Striper

Fits perfect on Lazers, just specify deck width.

ztoro
03-08-2004, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Avery
Wonder if the same roller would work on a Toro Z?

here is my toro z with the exmark roller that will not work with a toro deck :D

I had to use some spacers but it works just fine..:D

by the way I paid 180 on ebay for a new one

turfsolutions
03-08-2004, 12:56 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Really helps!


Turfsolutions

Buckeye1
03-08-2004, 02:37 PM
Fireman & ztoro- Do you have any trouble with those outside deck brackets digging or hanging up in turns on slopes?

The actual Bobcat striping roller (looks just like the Exmark roller)I saw bolted to those outside brackets. It costs $240 though.

If there are no issues with that outside bracket dragging, I think I would just pay the $180 and get an exmark roller off ebay.

ztoro
03-08-2004, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by Buckeye1
Fireman & ztoro- Do you have any trouble with those outside deck brackets digging or hanging up in turns on slopes?

The actual Bobcat striping roller (looks just like the Exmark roller)I saw bolted to those outside brackets. It costs $240 though.

If there are no issues with that outside bracket dragging, I think I would just pay the $180 and get an exmark roller off ebay.

I havent noticed any problems on my lawns.

NCSULandscaper
03-08-2004, 04:15 PM
$45.............................

KathysLGC
03-08-2004, 05:10 PM
Those rollers look kinda high. Don't they need to be lower to strip or would being lower cause problems while mowing?
I see the chain set ups dragging so i figured the roller would have to be real close the the ground. I am going to be making one for my Ferris some time this month. A good thing with the Ferris is I have alot of area on the left and right side for mounting a custom bracket.

ztoro
03-08-2004, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Playboy
Those rollers look kinda high. Don't they need to be lower to strip or would being lower cause problems while mowing?


my mower is not mowing. Its sitting in the driveway with the deck raised. when I drop the deck it stripes very nicely...

NCSULandscaper
03-08-2004, 05:28 PM
They are suppose to sit around 1/4 to 1/2" above the ground, so when you turn they do not dig into the ground.

Next Level
03-08-2004, 05:39 PM
do they make a kit for a ferris

KathysLGC
03-09-2004, 10:48 AM
Oh i didn't know the deck was raised. Now it makes sense.
I gotta check home cheapo and lowes for rollers.

BobR
03-09-2004, 11:40 AM
If you folks are concerned about roller height when in use 'Groundbreakers MFG' (a sponsor) is making a striping roller that is spring loaded and also is height adjustable.. Mine is able to be used at ground contact and the spring loading allows the roller to flex when irregularities are met. Contact Bryant LaFlair at Groundbreakers for details / application.

BobR

turfsolutions
03-09-2004, 11:43 AM
I looked at the sponsors and did not see a Groundbreakers MSG. What is there site address?

ztoro
03-09-2004, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by BobR
If you folks are concerned about roller height when in use 'Groundbreakers MFG' (a sponsor) is making a striping roller that is spring loaded and also is height adjustable.. Mine is able to be used at ground contact and the spring loading allows the roller to flex when irregularities are met. Contact Bryant LaFlair at Groundbreakers for details / application.

BobR

do you leave the anti scalp wheels on? if you have a sping load roller do you risk the chance of scalping more?

Fireman D
03-09-2004, 01:29 PM
No problems with the outside brackets for me either. (On the Bob-Cat)

KathysLGC
03-09-2004, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by turfsolutions
I looked at the sponsors and did not see a Groundbreakers MSG. What is there site address?

I didn't see them either on the sponser link.

BobR
03-09-2004, 06:47 PM
OOPS -- Sorry Guys go to "Gator Rator" select "contact Us"..
Gator Rator is a product of "Groundbreakers MFG" and they also are producing the 'spring loaded / height adjustable striping roller'.

Yes your gauge wheels are still operational see enclosed pic of roller installed on my Z HP.

BobR