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Old 10-05-2013, 07:28 PM
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Steiner 230 Stripes

I have heard the Steiner stripes like nothing else in it's class.

Another member, Gorrell, had an equally good striping photo that he says was done with a Steiner 230 in another thread.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...=Stripe&page=2
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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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Old 10-06-2013, 10:08 AM
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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.
The stripe itself hides imperfections haha take a rake and pull the grass back and it will show what you missed :-)
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:19 AM
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JC Lawn unveils the secret of striping

The mowers that have striping rollers that I have seen are allows to the aft of the cutting mechanism, presuming you mow in a forward motion. I would hope the contractor's that stripe actually have blades in their mowers and don't just roll the grass down. But think of the fuel saving if the mower deck PTO is not engaged.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:44 AM
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The mowers that have striping rollers that I have seen are allows to the aft of the cutting mechanism, presuming you mow in a forward motion. I would hope the contractor's that stripe actually have blades in their mowers and don't just roll the grass down. But think of the fuel saving if the mower deck PTO is not engaged.
But it will have great curb appeal.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM
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Is striping only for concealment?

Please explain what you concealed in these photos though the use of a CSR (Concealment Striping Roller)?

Why can't people compliment others rather than find things to ridicule?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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Please explain what you concealed in these photos though the use of a CSR (Concealment Striping Roller)?

Why can't people compliment others rather than find things to ridicule?
First 2 were from a 42 inch Toro residential time cutter haha. It did a horrible job haha. Last one was with Kubota. I got better pics. They did not have a striping kit on any of them.
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