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Old 07-03-2013, 06:20 AM
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Check your deck pitch, tire pressure, use high lifts, and try cutting a little shorter.
I agree with this. Deck pitch - 1/4" higher in the rear. High lifts give the best stripes. Fescue stripes best at 3.5 to 4.0 cut height.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:52 AM
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yeah, what year models are your bob-cat's?
i have a 52 that is a 04 and my two 61s are 09's i believe
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:03 AM
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The grass is not a deep green to begin with. As you have noted, it looks like it is water stressed but the truth is that it is fert stressed. Green it up and if you still have not achieved the desired results, use a real striper, like a Big League Lawns roller (heavy) or something like that. 90% of the stripes I see here at Lawnsite are more like just tire marks with very little striping effect. I do get decent stripes on Southern grasses but it's because I use a roller.
Thanks Richard! Unfortunately I cannot do anything to the lawn but cut it right now. The client only requests it being cut since the spring and nothing more hence the grass status.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:02 AM
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yup, the thicker the turf the better the stripe.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:03 AM
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yup, the thicker the turf the better the stripe.
Nice pic.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:06 PM
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yes, good turf + striping kit = nice....
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:27 PM
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You dont need a striping kit, just thick turf makes it really easy.

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:29 PM
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you dont need a striping kit, just thick turf makes it really easy.

AGREED, NO STIPING KIT, LONG TURF, and a bobcat!!!!!!!

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:48 PM
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it's hard to stripe clover and weeds...

Here is one we do that is basically the same way, and cut at 3"!!! ugh...
Here is 2 I did today both was full clover I thought they stripe really nice This cutting at 2.5 inches
2nd pic is a 4 acre lawn that is rough even on my 3372 spring forks and air ride seat
My 3372 I check this morning was still set at 1/2 forward pitch. I have no stripe kit on it either
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:55 AM
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Tried to double cut?
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