Best blades for stripes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need to know which blades are the best for stripes?
    Thanks
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have found that all blades work well for stripes. It's mostly the tilt of the deck and/or the lawn roller that really defines a stripe
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    also the thickness and color of the grass
     
  4. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
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    and dont forget, type of grass, too
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Type of grass will make the difference in how well a lawn will stripe. Predominately, cool season grasses (fescue especially) stripe better than the warm season types IMO.
     
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Solid Foil High Lift Blades...Lifts the Grass so it can Be Bent Down & Doesn't cause the disturbance that Notched Do.
     
  7. cutnedge

    cutnedge LawnSite Member
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    I sure hope you're right. I'd hate to think it was me :realmad:
     
  8. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nicely balanced and very sharp blades are the best.
     
  9. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since I'm new to the business, give a pass on this question.
    What is solid foil(Iknow what lift blades are) and how does it lift then bends down?
    Thanks
     
  10. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Solid Foil are Just that solid lift sail at the End of the Blade as opposed to Notched which create more Airflow & Disturbance. They Don't Bend the Grass Down But they Lift it Up so it Can be Bent Down.
     

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