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Old 07-01-2007, 10:41 AM
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where did you get your rollers from nice setup.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:22 PM
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You can get the rollers at most any boat supply store. I know the Boater's World store that is here has them.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:45 PM
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looks like the ones that they sell for the quick 36 mower. good job on making it. looks real good
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:00 PM
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My first thought was that's a pretty damn big sulky, and it would really cut down on the maneuverability of that WB.

Interesting, now that you way it, yah those are boat rollers, but I always wondered if a person could get the wheels from the big league stripers somewhere.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:20 PM
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My first thought was that's a pretty damn big sulky, and it would really cut down on the maneuverability of that WB.

Interesting, now that you way it, yah those are boat rollers, but I always wondered if a person could get the wheels from the big league stripers somewhere.
Big League users boat rollers.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:28 PM
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Very nice design, you have this one thought out well
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:23 AM
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Big League users boat rollers.
Yes I know that Grits. Maybe I worded it wrong.

What I was saying is that I was looking at the BL rollers, and wondering where I could buy those types of wheels so I could make my own for half of the price they charge. It didn't dawn on me that they were boat roller wheels but now that someone said that it's almost duh, why didn't I realize that.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
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Ultimate Home Made Striper

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Hey Guys,

Been looking to build a home made lawn striper for some time now....Been reading all the previous posts and looked at some commercial versions. Here is my home made version...Looks very similar to a commercial one that I saw...Big League Lawns. However, I saved $'s by building it myself and had fun doing it! I built mine under $150 including drill bits that I needed for the project. If you have access to some old boat trailer rollers you build it for a lot less...I've seen the chains and rubber strip stripers but I like the roller version the best. My roller assemble is pretty heavy (approx 50 lbs) which really does a good job bending the grass over without hurting it. I like the individual rollers vs. a single roller because when you make sharp turns the outer roller are able to spin faster and follow the mover perfectly. This design is super flexible....It can be adjusted to fit any mower...push, walk-behind, tractor or commercial zero turn...For my Exmark Metro I did not have to drill any holes, I used the pre-drilled holes that were already there...

* Rollers are boat trailer rollers - 5" high X 3" wide X 5/8" diameter bushings
* Shaft is 5/8" cold rolled steel
* End caps - 5/8" for the ends of the steel shaft
* Frame is made out of 2 pieces of Superstrut bolted together (can be found at Home Depot or any electrical supply house)
* Lower "L" brackets for the wheels 4" X 1 1/2" (I found some Superstrut brackets that worked perfectly)
* Upper "L" brackets to attach to the mower 10" X 8"
* PVC pipe 1/2" cut into small pieces for spacers between the wheels
* 1/2" Bolts for all "L" bracket connections
* 1/2" Superstrut nuts that slide in the channels. You could also use a 1/2" nut with a large washer if you can't find the right Superstrut nuts.
* 5/8" Washers needed on one side of every wheel...the 1/2" PVC pipe is the same size as the wheel bushing and pushes the bushing out. The washer prevents this from happening.
* Shoulder bolts to connect the "L" bracket to the mower deck.
* Set screw bushings to keep the "L" bracket away from rubbing against the mower deck.

This roller assembly makes great stripes....Let me know if you have any questions!

Here are some pictures of the roller assembly....
Hi MJR_63

I sent you a PM with questions. Did you get it.

Thanks
Lenster
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:06 PM
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I am surprised the velke tires don't negate or interfere with the stripe (maybe cause they are about the same size of the rollers). Then again, I have never understood why some LCO's get all in a lather over the stripes they leave...99.999% of your customers could care less, see them, or understand how they got there.

Oh well, to each their own...
Personally I just get a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when I leave an account with nice stripes. I agree that there are more important things to worry about, its just something that I like to do.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:22 PM
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Ver nice. You earned your stripes on that one!
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