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Old 02-14-2011, 08:28 PM
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Striping Kits- The best way to make them?

I have a 36" ferris hydrowalk, and i'd like to add a striping kit, but they cost some coin, and i was wondering if anyone knows the best way to build a striper. My idea was to attach a small, hollow metal pole to chains attached to the mower, but i'm curious to see if there is a more effective way to get vivid stripes without buying the striping kit from the mfg. Post pics if possible, i'd like to see how you set it up.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:39 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:41 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:25 PM
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amazing!, and that's not too hard to make either, do you know the length of the chain by chance?
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:33 PM
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joes2, that lawn looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:38 PM
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Looks great. I am in Oklahoma with mostly bermuda lawns. Would a stripe kit be worth building for that type of grass?
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:57 PM
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Best way to stripe northern grasses that will hold one is to set the deck up properly and find the right combo of blades etc. Kits are a pain, chains snag and bend and break things, flaps get eaten up, rollers are expensive (but can make awesome anti scalp devices at the rear of the deck!)

your southern grasses wont stripe much if at all.

The search is your friend here, tons of information on all of this!
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:51 AM
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how's this one
Not to break balls or anything, but i would never go that route. Maybe a rubber flap or something else. Just think it looks and sounds tacky. I mean, doesn't the mfg make one? I can't imagine you saved that much over what you made.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:16 AM
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get a mudflap off a semi trailer they are heavy and work well, and cut it to yhe size you want, you can also buys weights for them at the truckstop, if you can find an old one you will have a very cheap kit and works very well
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:24 PM
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Hey guys.. thanks , thats my yard. I cannot tell you how good that homemade kit works. Its even better in May. That picture was taken in about early April.
That is a fairly new yard and not even filled in good yet.
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