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Old 10-09-2004, 10:13 PM
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John Deere 7 Iron Striping

Most of you guys know I recently got a 23/54 Quicktrak. So far I've been pretty pleased.

I am however, a little dissapointed in the striping. When I demoed the 48" this spring, it striped real nice. Now, the stripes lack definition. It's not an issue with the grass, because the grasshopper is still striping well.

I checked the deck set-up, and it's set-up properly per the manual. However, the manual calls for the rear of the deck to be 1/4" higher than the front, as measured at the blades, front to back.

I'm running just single hi-lifts right now. I'll be using gators as soon as they come in (dealer back order).

Haven't I read here that the back of the deck can be lowered to improve striping? Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:28 PM
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my 7 iron sucks at striping. I made a kit for mine
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:28 PM
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ditto here too. I took a Dixie Chopper stripe kit that I bought on eBay and mounted to the back of the M655 and made a like kit for the 757. Both stripe fairly good.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:56 AM
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Deere striping kit

I have a 797. In my search for a guard part number I stumbled across the striping kits for 60" and 72" decks. I just looked real quick but they dont seam to have one for the Quik trak but you could ask your parts guy to be sure.
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Old 10-10-2004, 08:11 AM
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I have a 797. In my search for a guard part number I stumbled across the striping kits for 60" and 72" decks. I just looked real quick but they dont seam to have one for the Quik trak but you could ask your parts guy to be sure.
They may have gotten 6 grand from me for the mower, but they sure ain't gettin' $500 for a stripe kit.

I was thinking either using chains between the drive tires, or mounting a roller behind the deck (parts through Grainger, Northern or similar supplier).
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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They may have gotten 6 grand from me for the mower, but they sure ain't gettin' $500 for a stripe kit.

I was thinking either using chains between the drive tires, or mounting a roller behind the deck (parts through Grainger, Northern or similar supplier).

Try the one that scag uses.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:06 PM
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They may have gotten 6 grand from me for the mower, but they sure ain't gettin' $500 for a stripe kit.

I was thinking either using chains between the drive tires, or mounting a roller behind the deck (parts through Grainger, Northern or similar supplier).

They don't make one for the 54" decks just the 60 and 72". I paid around $300 for mine. I'm not going to buy one for my other 757 doesn't work well enough for me. Just running meg Mo blades gives a better defined stripe.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:23 PM
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I've got a 60in stripe kit off my lazer has about 20hrs $150 it's yours!
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:42 PM
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GreenMonster,

Looks like, in pictures, that there is all kinds of room behind the deck to mount a homemade stripe kit. Don't pay big bucks for a factory one. They work no better.

You can use places like existing bolt holes at the scalp rollers, ect, to mount it. Do a search for mounting info and bracket fabrication here. Then go to McMaster Carr and order a good diameter roller to fit your width needs. Or you can just mount a flap of rubber. I would really think that in NH a rubber flap would be enough to do the job.
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:22 PM
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Try the one that scag uses.
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What does Scag use?
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