View Full Version : Pics of Homemade Striper

Viseras lawn service
02-19-2005, 11:47 PM
What do ya think? total cost 26.00...cant wait to test this spring!!

02-19-2005, 11:50 PM
looks great.... wow. :D

Ole Green
02-19-2005, 11:51 PM
:confused: ok where is the pic?

Viseras lawn service
02-19-2005, 11:55 PM
sry heres the pix

02-19-2005, 11:57 PM
there ya go...
i tried to build one last spring. drilled holes all over my deck.. what a disaster. hope you have better luck then me, looks good. what type of material is the yellow?

Viseras lawn service
02-20-2005, 12:58 AM
found some park smart things for the garage...kinda like speed bumps so u know where to stop in the garage..cut out the flat rubber and used it....pretty thick....the flaps bend a little on pavement so i think it should have enough down pressure on a nice carpet of grass :blob1: hehe...i can only wait and see...if this dont work ill take the rubber off and put on chains.

02-20-2005, 12:58 AM
Looks like a back drag blade to me....

It also looks like it may work just fine. Post some pic's of the results, will ya?


Viseras lawn service
02-20-2005, 12:59 AM
yeah...gotta wait till spring :(

Viseras lawn service
02-20-2005, 01:00 AM
its pretty solid...a few more braces and a metal blade would make a nice grader :blob4:

02-20-2005, 01:25 AM
I take it some part of the structure will flex enough whether going up a ramp or a bank without bending or breaking it. The striper sticks out pretty far from the back wheel so I hope it works out for you. If it does, your lawns will look great. Don't forget to alternate patterns. Checkerboards make lawns look like ball parks and golf courses! Good luck! Let us know how you make out.

02-20-2005, 01:39 AM
I have a friend that built one very similar and it didnt work out to well. Not sure what type of material you use but the rubber flaps that my buddy used tore up the turf when he backed. Hope you find better luck with yours.

Viseras lawn service
02-20-2005, 02:47 AM
the metal flexes when it goes over bumps and the rubber gives when it backs....just gotta wait and see.

02-20-2005, 12:38 PM
I just had a thought. How about putting some type of hinge on the two support arms. Limit it's downward travel some. This would enable you to tie it up if not needed and keep it out of the way. The weight of the striper itself would be pleanty to leave a nice stripe and you give yourself some flexability in where and how it's used. Not to mention being able to trailer it or go down a curb without it getting torn off.


Viseras lawn service
02-20-2005, 06:41 PM
i might cut the bars and put a hinge in...it will only raise it a few inches because the angle iron is about 2 inches from the rear wheels. that will also add more down pressure on the grass....ill have to test this way...in only going over a few curbs...shouldent be a problem...just gotta wait and see :)

if the flaps dont work im going to change them over to chains...i just diddn want to spend .99$ per foot of chain :/

02-21-2005, 12:54 PM
i used some material that looks like the stuff you used for the bracing and where the rubber conects and it bent real easy. Yours might not be the same.

02-21-2005, 02:10 PM
I'm sold on checkmate. Just got my 36'' kit and put it on in 10 minutes. I've mowed two lawns and the results are great, way better than I thought. I would spend that $200 again with out even thinking. I'll be posting pictures next time I mow. Chris

03-17-2005, 01:11 AM
We are in the middle of building one for our 36" stander. We took 2 pieces of flat stock 1" and then paddles from an old toro snowblower and put them between the pieces of metal. This mounts just under the gauge wheel mounts on the back and if all goes as intended will help to cover the wheel tracks left by those narrow tires of the 36". No pics yet ;)

03-17-2005, 01:34 AM
just get a mower that stripes well so you dont have to waste your time rigging up stuff like that well hope it works for ya

03-17-2005, 01:50 AM
If that doesn't work out, get this...Crapsman Lawn Roller Attachment (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=LAWN&pid=07124539000&subcat=Rollers)

03-17-2005, 12:05 PM
Itt looks like it was built with an erector set, but I bet it works! :) Let us know, and good luck with it.

Viseras lawn service
05-08-2005, 07:00 PM
Heres the results...i think it looks decent. I want to try some of the wavy patterns i've seen on here. heres pics of just straight ones! :rolleyes:

05-08-2005, 07:08 PM
Wow, I'm impressed. What kind of grass? How did the trailer loading and unloading work out?

Viseras lawn service
05-08-2005, 07:14 PM
the thing flexes fine....i dont have to go up any trailer...its just for my house, but it goes up the curb fine...im sure it would have no problem on a trailer. im not quite sure of the grass type....i think its bluegrass but i could be mistaken.....

Scotts fert really greened it up nicely. those pics are after a double cut due to heavy growth. Overall i think it was worth the 20 bucks to make it.

05-08-2005, 07:45 PM
looks good, i was thinking about making a similar one

Viseras lawn service
05-08-2005, 11:23 PM
thx...id def look into makeing one...i am pretty satisfied with the results.

Viseras lawn service
05-12-2005, 10:30 PM
heres the stripes after a double cut tonight...kinda dark but it looks good :cool: