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Old 12-31-2012, 02:10 PM
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Stripes are for tigers,too.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:31 PM
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Heck I wanna know how y'all keep those lines as straight as they are!?!?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:14 PM
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I've only seen a total of 2 lawns striped out this way. One was a soccer field, and the other was a dairy. Aside from that, this practice is non-existent around here. I think our lawns are too small for striping anyways. IMO, it'd just look goofy if lawns here were striped.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by FastMan View Post
Do you personally like them? Some of my customers do. Others detest their lawn looking like a checker board. They want the look of a sprawling and solid palette of green. They think it less busy, and more relaxing and pleasing to look at.

What are your personal feelings on it, and what do your customers prefer?
personally I stripe each and every lawn to the best of my mowers capability.

as for the clients. no one has ever said a work either way. it's not something that's asked and there really isn't an option as far as I'm concerned.

my mower is set up to stripe and I'm not gonna change it because half a dozen clients don't want those stripes.

but I do feel some spend too much time on stripping. like the guys who have there lines going straight through a flag pole or tree. I know how it's done and I'm not gonna waste my time going back over rows just so the circle isn't seen.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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I'm betting Martin takes the flag pole out before he mows.

Either that, or he's photoshopped it in the picture.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:21 PM
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Im guessing the flag pole is his starting point, so the mower goes right next to it on the first pass and and the other side on the second pass
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:31 PM
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It's pretty simple how they are all straight aroun the pole. You try to make a pass where the edge of the deck skims the pole(ie: go to the left of the pole, right side of deck towards pole) and then turn to the right at the end of the row, come back down and keep going straight until you hit the pole, back up a bit then hug the pole with the right side of the deck. Then go to the end of that row and turn left, come back and pretend like there is no bump-out where you had to go around, just keep Going straight
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by whiffyspark View Post
How did you keep the line straight around the flag pole? I would have a circle there unless it isn't visible from this angle.
I remove the flagpole. But then, that doesn't explain why there's no circle around the far tree does it? Hmmm

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Heck I wanna know how y'all keep those lines as straight as they are!?!?
You have to steer where you want to go and not watch where you're going. It doesn't make sense unless you try it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:08 PM
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I like stripes, and my customers love them.
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he just knows how to mow and takes pride in a job well done, its pretty simple, its not just about the grass you cut, but the lines you make along the way. The mower stripes regardless so you might as well make it look nice instead of just doing a zamboni, where one half is light and the other is dark with sqiuggles for tire tracks, just my thoughts.
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