A question...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DPruett2333, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone, I'm new here! My grandpa told me that they don't make striping kits for Walker mowers. I've searched a little bit on the internet, but haven't found any. I was going to check here and see if anyone knows if they do or not...
     
  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Try making your own using chains. Do a search of the site and you will find some homemade versions that may work.
     
  3. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
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    "Try making your own using chains. Do a search of the site and you will find some homemade versions that may work."

    Thanks for the reply. He has a Walker with 3 decks, but he said that another guy took away 3 of his lawns last year, just because he had a striping kit. I was wondering why they don't make it for the Walkers?
     
  4. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is a diagram of a "homemade chain striping kit". Its pretty simple to make too.

    build a stripe kit.jpg
     
  5. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
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    And does the "chain" method make a nice stripe? It seems like if wouldn't make as good of a stripe as a rubber strip, roller, etc...
     
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The heavier the chain gauage, the better it actually pulls grass over. Chains are like "combing" grass, while a roller just flattens it to some degree in a specific direction. I have no tried a flap yet, but I guess It would be similiar to chains.
     
  7. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
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    Ahh...ok

    Thanks for the help bro...

    I still don't understand why they don't make them for Walkers...
     
  8. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That pic thats under my user name (my Advatar) was done with a homeade chain striping kit.
     
  9. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably becasue they think with the GHS, the vacuum power would already be pulling the grass over, thereby eliminating the need of a aid for lawn striping.
     
  10. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you can also run a metal rod through the second to last link in the chain to keep the chains from "Dancing".
     

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