View Full Version : Checkmate Striping kit

02-07-2005, 04:55 PM
I just ordered the checkmate striping kit for my mower. Thanks for the input and the direction to checkmates web site. I hope its as good as everyone says. I'll post some before and after pictures once I receive the unit.
Thanks Chris

02-07-2005, 09:30 PM
Can i get some information on the checkmate striping kit, like a website or something? I haven't seen this kit.

02-07-2005, 11:08 PM
Go to bigleaguelawns.com, they have a great web site. I called them today on the phone and they called me back in 5 minutes. Great to deal with.

02-07-2005, 11:53 PM
Thanks for the reply, I've already talked to them but they couldn't help me. They don't make one for a scag, so they recommended the factory one. Even though they could not help me, I do have to say the man that contacted me back was very helpful.

02-08-2005, 12:36 AM
I could have saved you at least 30 bucks and got you a striper that would last longer as well, while giving you the same effect.

02-08-2005, 01:44 AM
Here is a picture of mine.

02-08-2005, 02:23 AM
I like that will, you share the build materials and instructions? I need to make one for my Lazer Z.

02-08-2005, 02:58 AM
ok I"m interested. Save me $30

Triple L
02-08-2005, 08:12 AM
how much is one of those going for, I was thinking of building my own, do they fit on walkers.

02-08-2005, 10:15 AM
Basically tell me what mower you have, and these are $30 bucks cheaper than checkmate. They fit any walk behind, I have fit them to gravely and grasshopper ztrs, and the wright stander. If there is something to mount two bolts to on the rear of your mower it will fit onto it.

02-08-2005, 02:11 PM
I'll put a picture of my walkbehind on later today

02-08-2005, 02:49 PM
cleancut- finally i found someone with a striping kit on a wright stander. i am considering purchasing a stander this spring. how much for that striping kit? how much does it weight and do u have any pics of striping done with that mower?

02-08-2005, 03:56 PM
That striper looks good bro! How wide is the space between the rollers? Are those the 5" rollers? I count 18 rollers. I'm assuming their 3" wide each. Is that on a 60" mower?

02-08-2005, 04:27 PM
For the stander I put it on there about a month ago, so I will get pictures of the stripes probably in march or april. cost depends on length, I think that one was a 48" so $214.00. The stander in the picture is an older one so I had to drill the mounting holes, on the new ones you should be able to move the scalp wheel and use a factory drilled hole.

Playboy, you're right on it is on a 60" gravely mounted to the axle in factory drilled holes.

The weight of it is about 1 pound per inch. The 60" kit weighs 50 pounds.

02-08-2005, 06:20 PM
Do you think that it will gouge/scalp the lawn when you make 180 degree turns?

02-08-2005, 08:39 PM
I had it on my ztr and was spinning in a circle with the striper tracking right behind me. The wheels are rubber and have a curved edge that protects against gouging

02-08-2005, 11:31 PM
here's some pics of my wb setup, this is a gravely 36"

02-09-2005, 12:15 AM
i have one question? Why do you have them going the whole length of the deck? Most kits i see and mine included are only the inside of the rear tires. I have a chain kit and a flap for my Z and my W/B has a factory roller. And that is a Lesco W/B.

02-09-2005, 12:26 AM
I make sure to point out that you need to watch when turning that you don't hit any landscaping or other objects if you go the whole length of the deck. Personally I don't want to waste the extra length the deck extends out from the wheels by not having the striping kit go the same length, why buy a 60" deck and only lay down a 54" stripe? Having a smaller length striper works for the mower brands that have the wheels go the same width as the mowing deck, gravely, however, does not do this. Overall I have never had a problem with the extended length of the stripers and doubt that I ever will.

02-09-2005, 12:31 AM
The picture of the striper on the stander is my mower. I bought a kit from cleancutccl and he installed it on my 48" stander.

I haven't got to use it yet witht he now --- but I think I am going to like it very much. I looked at LOTS of options and this one was the best one i found.

I'll share pics of as soon I lay some stripes.

02-09-2005, 11:20 AM
Just like clean cut said, when your kits goes the length of the deck watch out for things. I made a chain kit 4' for my 48" dech and some times going around trees it would catch. It's as if you need to make a wider turn around the tree which at times can be challenging when your striping and want the look of the stripe going through the tree.

02-09-2005, 11:48 AM
here's some pics of my wb setup, this is a gravely 36"

That seems pretty far from the tires. Can you still use a Velke?

02-09-2005, 12:46 PM
I would check out this striping kit it flows better with uneven ground.


02-09-2005, 01:26 PM
Wow that chain kit is expensive, if the ground you are mowing on is that uneven why would you even stripe it?

Here's pics with the sulky attached.

02-09-2005, 02:39 PM
$240 for a 32" width and it's only 20lbs.......

Clean cut do you have pricing on your kits?
Did you make that Sulky?

02-09-2005, 02:41 PM
I just noticed the locking end caps on the shaft of your kit. How well does that hold up? I would think threading the shaft and putting a nut on it would be more secure.

02-09-2005, 03:45 PM
We don't mow to many properties that are that uneven its just nice that it flexes with the ground. We did look at the checkmate stripping units we just didn't feel comfortable with the support arms that come off the mower. It appears that you put on stronger support arms than what are on the checkmate striping units.
As far as expensive the 42" checkmate is $239.00 and the 45" is $249.00 and the one from turfflex is $239.00.

02-09-2005, 03:48 PM
Yeah I made the sulky as well, probably going to make some OCDC's pretty soon, once I have time. And the support arms were the problem I had with the checkmate as well. We use a tubular arm that has adjustment holes as well, so you can adjust the length the striper drags.

02-09-2005, 04:10 PM
Man I wish I had the tools to weld. I have so many ideas on designs. I even got pricing on the same wheels, but i won't disclose that info.

02-09-2005, 09:03 PM
cleancut - why did u decide to put a striper on ur wright stander??? there are several wright owners on lawnsite that say the standers stripe quite well. but on the other hand, i have seen this one lco mow a yard not too far from here that uses standers and the only "stripe" that u see is the tire marks which really arent true stripes. so maybe it just depends on the deck pitch of the mower.

02-09-2005, 10:26 PM
the Stander is not mine, it is a mower that I installed a striper to.

02-09-2005, 10:30 PM
The stander is mine. I bought it from cleancut

It stripes well but -- this will really help.

06-02-2007, 03:32 PM
I could have saved you at least 30 bucks and got you a striper that would last longer as well, while giving you the same effect.

I'd like to see a pic of your striper. I'm interested. I have a home version Gravely ZTR - mdl 2350. $$??

I'm currently using chains.

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