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KathysLGC
08-11-2004, 12:46 PM
This is my back yard

KathysLGC
08-11-2004, 12:47 PM
Side view of front.

KathysLGC
08-11-2004, 12:48 PM
Front yard.......

KathysLGC
08-11-2004, 12:51 PM
Facing the stripes.. They look better from far away. My front yard has better grass then the back yard. I have to put some shade grass in the back. We moved in, in October so this is the first summer I've had to work with the yard.

This is done with a chain kit i made but I used cheap materials and am now redoing it with angle iron as I should of in the first place.

kwelch
08-11-2004, 01:54 PM
Nice stipe job!:eek:

KathysLGC
08-11-2004, 04:36 PM
Thanks! Unfortunatley it's hard to stand in the middle of the road to take pics. They really do look alot better a little farther away. I will take pics of the newer stripe kit i made and post it's results when done. I might bring the chains behind the wheels too. I see many kits that are in between the wheels and you can see the wheel marks still. I want a nice even stripe.

EastProLawn
08-11-2004, 10:19 PM
Nice, very nice stripes.....

RedWingsDet
08-12-2004, 12:25 AM
nice stripes. im curious, i actually have a welder and some extra angle iron let over from when i braced my 5x10 trailer up some so my trimmer racks woudnt shake around as much, so i have some extra angle iron.

so how exactly do u place the angle iron, im very very curious now. please inform me on how to do so.

tiedeman
08-12-2004, 04:59 AM
looks good, keep up the good work

KathysLGC
08-12-2004, 01:53 PM
Thanks guys. Hey premier I'll post a few pics of how my set up is. My Ferris has a nice flat piece of metal on the rear bottom side so i just bolted the angle iron to it and I am attaching chains with S- hooks to it. The chain is what's gonna cost some money.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:20 AM
Heres pieces of the old kit.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:21 AM
Now this is the new Angle iron mounted to the back.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:22 AM
Keep in mind it's still under construction.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:24 AM
I put the S-hooks on like this

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:24 AM
That way hanging down there would be no way for them to come apart.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:25 AM
Closing them is easy with a big vise grip.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:26 AM
I'll be buying more chain so i can go behind the wheels. I just checking for size here.

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 08:28 AM
Heres a few pieces of chain behind the wheel to show what i want to do. 48 inches of chain. Yeah baby!

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 01:54 PM
In case any ones wondering why my tires are full of mud, there a section of my back yard thats swapmy wet land. Every once in a while i forget where the line in cause the grass grows fast and then bam I'm sinking in the mud. It's funny cause we have sandy soil and you can be walking in the yard and all of a sudden your foot will sink into mud but before you steped it looked dry with no signs of mud.

qualitylandscaping
08-13-2004, 04:03 PM
looks like the grass is pretty matted down.. Might not want to use as much weight as you are right now.. You will have some big time thatch problems, if it stays like that..

KathysLGC
08-13-2004, 04:26 PM
The chains aren't nearly as heave as the mower wheels or or velke with me on it. The grass does bend easy. I cut at 3.75"

Dagoose
08-13-2004, 07:01 PM
Nice pics Playboy, you've motivated me to put a similar kit together.

KathysLGC
08-16-2004, 03:06 PM
If you have any questions feel free to ask. I was lost at first untill i put some thought into it. I've seen some with the chains bolted on but i don't trust the bolts even with lock-tight. The chain i use is mostly 5/16 @ 1.99/ft from home cheapo. Half of the chain i used is mixed chain i had lying around.