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Old 07-23-2007, 08:42 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...
That is so true
When responding to a wheel mark complaint for a $70 a week yard, I was politely explaining to the customer why they turn in the same area all of the time to stripe your lawn, He politely said "What stripes" and then "who cares"
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:17 PM
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Nice job Lenny! Looks great! You'll be the envy of the neighborhood with your new striping machine. Your stripes will come out way better once you get more rain. You will also get a better strip if you let your grass grow a little longer...I keep mine at 3 3/4" - 4" which also prevents it from drying out too fast.

Mark
Mark,

I guess the pictures are deceiving.
It is very dry here.
I am cutting around 4" right now until late October/November.
Come on Rain!

Lenny
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:29 PM
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Does it dig into the ground going over terraces?
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:44 AM
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I am not sure what you mean by "terraces"?
Maybe that's why no one else is responding to your question.

Lenny
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:10 AM
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I remember reading or hearing one time that if you stripe your lawn, then water it right away, the stripes will stay longer. Is this indeed true?
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:39 PM
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I was thinking the same thing that when you make a zero turn that the rollers would dig in or hit some roots or what not.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:00 PM
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Man great striping kits guys,

lenster or MJR 63

where did you guys get your parts? I have found the superstrut at a local supply house and I know I can get the rollers at Bass pro, but what about the cool rolled steel (plus the end caps) and the brackets.

I am glad someone did this, looks like it works great!

Thanks

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:12 PM
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Bfrogg,

You have some of the same questions I asked MJR_63 about a week a go when i started so I will help.
You should be able to get the end caps from the supplier of the wheels.
Cold rolled steel- I purchased mine from a local machine shop.
Brackets should be available from your strut supplier.

Yes it does work great and does not tear up the grass doing a zero turn.

Have fun.
Lenny
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:22 PM
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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.
I'll second that.....i really enjoy it, i impress myself sometime, and it gives me something to concentrate on while i'm mowing and not daydreaming!! People may not care about them on their own lawn, but when you are at an account and you are striping it real nice, ppl. will see the result and request a card or get the # off of the truck.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:39 PM
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lawn roller

heres a link and pics to the one i made over a year ago. I've built many of them so far and havent had any problems with snagging or tear anything up. I built it the with (52'') of the deck instead of inside the tires cause then you would have a light stripe in between. it does a great job covering foot prints and tire marks.

http://******************/t13972-wal...s-striper.html
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