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Old 10-04-2013, 10:46 AM
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Lawn Striping

Who makes the best lawn striper?
I have a John Deere Z425 and the OEM striper is not very good. Have adjusted it up, down and all around.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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My JD 920m stripes beautifully without a striping kit
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:18 PM
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Do a search for the checkmate lawn striper. They are not cheap though
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:19 PM
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A lot of Deere dealers sell the Big League lawn striper. They do an excellent job, but they aren't exactly free either.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:44 AM
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In northern grasses you should bw able to lay down a decent stripe without any kit. A kit will just make it that much better.
Try adjusting your deck pitch to .25" and it should look great.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:29 AM
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I use a Steiner 230 with the MD460 mower deck.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:13 PM
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In northern grasses you should bw able to lay down a decent stripe without any kit. A kit will just make it that much better.
Try adjusting your deck pitch to .25" and it should look great.
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A striper only hide a poor cutting mower

I know a guy told me this He runs a roller to hide the bad cut his mower leaves
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:09 AM
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A striper only hide a poor cutting mower
I do not believe this to be a true statement. It may be an opinion.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:25 AM
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I do not believe this to be a true statement. It may be an opinion.
Its kind of true. All of the best decks with Hugh lift blades don't need stripers. I had a kit on my Kubota and the results were minimal.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:04 AM
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To stripe or not to stripe, that is the question.

I have lost potential new accounts because I did not have the equipment to stripe like InTheCut's photos showed. I have had current customers provide me with addresses and ask "can you make my lawn look like that".

Perhaps Snyder's Lawn and JC Lawn could run some national advertising to inform homeowners the dirty little secret behind the striping technique and what it camouflages. Sort of like a striping infomercial, since our President is pushing for transparency.

If I could mow lawns with InTheCut's end result, I would have more accounts. I think the lawn in the pictures looks good and healthy.
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