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Old 07-19-2012, 12:15 PM
Kkane97 Kkane97 is offline
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DIY Lawn Striper + How I did it

I have always made my stripers from PVC and just dragged them behind my mowers but this one is my best yet...

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2' Section of 3" Pvc
2 3" PVC Endcaps
4 1.5" bolts
6 washers
4 lock nuts
2 18" 1" flat steel
5/16" drill bit

First drill 1 hole dead center in both of the end caps

Drill two holes at each of of the flat steel.

Thread bolt and washer through the steel onto the mowers frame

Bolt the end caps to the other end with 1 washer on either side of the steel

Cut your PVC to fit in between the end caps

Glue 1 end to the PVC

Fill it with sand from the other side.

The glue the other side to its end cap and you are done

This doesnt rut the grass at all my john deere isnt a zero turn so this just swings behind it.

I made it short enough so that if I put a sulky on it there would be no interferance

While driving on pavement just bunjee it up or you could use a different method of holding it up.

What do you think? Mowing on sat so I can post pics of how it works. My yard is crap and stripes dont show very well








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Old 07-22-2012, 12:11 AM
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Here is a pic from owing with it today cut at 3.5 inches double cut LOVING THIS MOWER!


Stripes could be straighter but the customer was happy and thats what matters
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:53 AM
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Wow not bad stripes! Kudos to making a kit yourself. I paid $400.00 for my kit on my 930 z.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:02 AM
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Thanks, I ended up standing on it on the straight aways and boy did that help the difference was night and day I ended up spending$ 11.17
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:56 AM
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Thanks, I ended up standing on it on the straightaways and boy did that help the difference was night and day I ended up spending$ 11.17
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When I saw what you made, I thought it looked too far back on the mower.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:38 AM
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Its only 22" from the back of the tires while on the road the clip for holding up the striper is as low as I could get it. When I get a sulky ill shorten it up. I used act steel and didnt feel like choppoing it at the time
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:11 PM
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My concern is that it is going to wear out in short order, might last a year but you can't run it over no paved surfaces and I don't think it's going to hold up to wear and tear for very long.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:30 PM
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Hi Kkane97 congrats on the striper.
I also made a striper out of pvc, I was wondering if you use anything inside the pvc pipe to make it heavier.

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:22 PM
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The entire inside is filled with crusher run and sand to fill in the tight spaces. It weighs about 20lbs and leaves a killer stripe!
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:33 PM
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Wow great creative work dude! I'm going to save the plans, thanks!
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