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Chain gang

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jslawncare22, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. jslawncare22

    jslawncare22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    i got a idea for a stripe kit easy to make i think it will work just wanted to get some opinions before i do it my thought is to use a chain cut in 4" lengths attached to a small pole mounted at back of mower the chain should drag the ground and not get hung under tires do you think this will work

    i got the idea from the thing they use to drag the dirt at a baseball field
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    I found the easiest striper to make for many decks is just bolt a 2" rubber strip to the back of the deck and a 1" light weight metal strap with 4 holes for bolts. I realize this won't work on every mower, but the rubber flap leaves a nice stripe and for under $10.
  3. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Posts: 1,382

    People have been doing the chain thing forever man. There's actually a couple pics floating around if you do some searching. I personally think it's kind of dumb. (Not calling you dumb at all) but when pulling my mower off the trailer I can already see that chain catching on the expanded metal and causing all kinds of hell. Plus the annoying sound of it constantly dragging, etc.

    My metro has a "stock" little flap underneat the engine right behind the deck. I plan on just getting a heavy thick mudflap, cutting it out to the same size and re attaching to the already existing bolts. Simple, and very very cheap. Forget a $300 pre-made one or spending $100 to make one. Plus here in the south our grasses don't really stripe at all. I hate it.
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Dixie chopper already has that for a striper
    Go to there site Zibra Chain Drag
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    A perfect example of how the younger generation doesn't bother to do any kind of research before they start jumping up and down at an idea they thought they came up with. Keep digging OP.
  6. OmegaRed

    OmegaRed LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 191

    it's not like he is trying to get a patent for it; he was just trying to see if anyone had used it and if so, if it worked well.
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Yeh no kidding.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    My point isn't about a patent. Had he did a few minutes of research on the subject, he would have found that others have in fact used chain as a striping method and has been around for quite some time now. There's even pics of results from using them.
  9. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Posts: 1,382

    Whoaa old timer. You somehow believe that only young people are the only ones starting random threads? Not only is that incredibly ignorant, but also very inaccurate.

    This reminds me of a job I had the other day where the older guy (customer) tried to blame us for something for being young (jokingly), but in reality it was completely his fault. I can understand where old people just like to say something about the "younger generation" (as they always have) but atleast make it relevant. Saying that only young people don't do "research" is hilarious. Come on now.

    Hell, I AM the young generation, and I'm the one who told him it has been around forever.
  10. jslawncare22

    jslawncare22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Who pi$$ed in your shreded weat gramps i never said i invented it and i have done research that is how i got the idea

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