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Old 09-23-2002, 08:09 PM
sonandfather sonandfather is offline
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Checkerboard Cutting???

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO CUT LIKE A CHECKERBOARD? A CUSTOMER ASKED ME AND I WAS NOT SURE COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME??
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:18 PM
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the way you do it is stripe the yard, then come back and stripe it in a perpindicular pattern. that gives it the checked look
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:23 PM
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I mow one way one week and go perpendicular the next week, keep doing that until the nice, deep pattern is in. Don't do it all year though, because then you will form ruts.
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Old 09-23-2002, 09:55 PM
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RVLI - I am from Mediapolis, Where is Rock Valley? and thanks for the input about ruts - I think that would be a problem in our end of the state, especially in the spring and fall rainy seasons. We just try to mow different angles every time and it gives a unique look, as you can usually see about the last 4 mowings at different angles.

Thanks, Brad
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Old 09-23-2002, 10:15 PM
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Northwest Iowa. Look for Sioux Center on the map and then about 15 miles east of there.
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:01 PM
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I mow perpendicular every week. Helps prevents ruts and your stripes are awesome. Only way to go.
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:42 PM
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Oh, you northerners and your cool season grasses. I wish I could get those kind of stripes down here, but noooo, unless its Zoysia,yyessssss! :blob1:
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Old 09-24-2002, 05:20 AM
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well i can do a fair stripe,where the customer will allow it. but if i put the checkerbd down. id get called in for a little conference. just the way it is in this area.
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Old 09-24-2002, 05:41 AM
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To form a checkerboard, stripe it one way and then stripe it across the other way. Then restripe every other stripe from your first angle. this will take some time because you'll have to travel all the way around in your cleanup pass several times for the every other stripe. Why not try a wave? It's a real attention getter and it's as simple as straight passes without the boredom of straight lines. Btw-if you do decide to try the wave, do it at an angle for more visual effect. Doing it at an angle makes the ground look like there's hills (hence the name wave).
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Old 09-24-2002, 05:47 PM
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Why not try a wave? It's a real attention getter and it's as simple as straight passes without the boredom of straight lines. Btw-if you do decide to try the wave, do it at an angle for more visual effect. Doing it at an angle makes the ground look like there's hills (hence the name wave).
Tony do you mean instead of driving in a straight line, kinda swerve back and forth when laying down stripes. Not sure what you mean but i'd like to give it a try (on my own yard first) just to see what it looked like. Thanks Marc
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