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Old 07-14-2014, 12:39 PM
mooch91 mooch91 is offline
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I here ya, I was still planning to go the route of seperate rollers but trying to decide between these two




I have the smooth rollers. They seem to work just as well as the ribbed.

Only caveat I'll share: the smooth rollers do not have a wide bushing that runs the width of the roller. The bushing appears to be nothing more than an 1/8" thick washer molded in to the center of the roller. This means they will "wobble" more than a roller with a wide bushing running through the center.

I used rollers with a 7/8" bushing and wrapped them around pieces of 1" PVC piping to essentially make a wider bushing to reduce some of the wobble.

Hard to explain in words, but it makes sense if you see them.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:42 PM
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My only concern with the multiple, separate rollers is just that ... they are separate, which means they have gaps between them. I have never used them, so I am hesitant to make any claim of their ability, but, it seems they might leave unstriped areas where there is no ground contact. For that reason alone, I would prefer to use a continuous roller. Both versions are very simple to design/build, but the continuous roller has fewer parts.
I have a multiple roller version and the gaps in rollers don't show in the stripe... The grass bends down evenly accross the entire roller system... I think the seperate rollers would turn better when changing directions compared to a solid roller which would be less stress on the striping system and the grass for that matter.. Just to make sure, I am talking about striping systems that hang from the back of the mower and not ones the attach to the rear of the deck... I looked into those types of solid STEEL rollers, but I would of had to drill holes into my deck to mount the brackets which I didn't like...
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:01 PM
mooch91 mooch91 is offline
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I have the smooth rollers. They seem to work just as well as the ribbed.

Only caveat I'll share: the smooth rollers do not have a wide bushing that runs the width of the roller. The bushing appears to be nothing more than an 1/8" thick washer molded in to the center of the roller. This means they will "wobble" more than a roller with a wide bushing running through the center.

I used rollers with a 7/8" bushing and wrapped them around pieces of 1" PVC piping to essentially make a wider bushing to reduce some of the wobble.

Hard to explain in words, but it makes sense if you see them.
I meant to say 1/2" PVC pipe...
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:43 PM
keeplearnin keeplearnin is offline
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I meant to say 1/2" PVC pipe...
Mooch91,

Thanks for the input, per a recommendation from MCarlo24 (Thanks Buddy!). I put out a wanted add on Craigslist and a guy said he had some. When he showed up he had what appeared to be the exact smooth rollers I saw that you had earlier in the thread with the thin washer like material in the center with no real bushing extending the length of the roller. I will be using your recommendation to help overcome this slight downfall. Overall, I am happy that I got a bunch of them for 3 bucks a piece. I will post pics once I have the build completed.
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