Deck Rollers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turpin, Mar 29, 2000.

  1. Turpin

    Turpin Guest
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    I like the way that striping looks in a lawn. <br>I was wondering if anyone makes a full length <br>roller or kit that I can adapt to my JD 54&quot;<br>deck? I noticed that Simplicity offeres them standard. <p>Thanks, <br> J. Turpin
     
  2. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
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  3. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    of course that is your opinion Orkin; my Steiner 220 (all steiner decks actually) has a roller on the deck to ACCENTUATE the look & make the stripe stand out even more. The only thing the other &quot;good&quot; mowers do to make a stripe is the back of the deck drags low enough to touch the grass & drag over it helping to 'lay' it in one direction.<br> What do you think the reel mowers that do major league baseball fields use? A ROLLER at the back to finish the look.<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<p>
     
  4. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
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    Orkin,please define a good mower
     
  5. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
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    ill bet 20$ he says toro, :) <p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    John Deere does. Did you check with your dealer yet?<p>Bill
     
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    HMMMM.... I see the big dogs haven't weighed in on this one yet. they must be out cutting grass.<p>my lesco 48 belt stripes as good as any machine out there and the back of the deck doesn't drag the grass to make the stripe. no rollers either. now that's what I call a great MACHINE!<p>
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    My Dixie Choppers don't have any thing but a little anti scalp roller front and back. The back of the deck doesn't drag and they still stripe fairly good, at least I have had a few hundred emails from guys saying they stripe good after visiting my website. BTW, thanks for all the kind words everyone. It makes me feel good to hear this. :) <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  9. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    What happened to orkin's post?<br>My Honda walk behind stripes very nicely without a roller, too. Go over your stripes the same direction for 2 mowings & they really stand out! I go 2 weeks the same direction, then switch directions & go that way for 2 weeks, then switch again, etc.<br>Some mowers do better than others- I have yet to see a lawn tractor (MTD, crapsman, etc.) that can stripe effectively, which is nice for us because I see lots of homeowners trying it out there & can't do it, which makes us look good; like the professionals we strive to be. This is one more reason we can stand tall & have the edge over all those out there who think we're a dumb kid with a amower in the back of his pickup mowin' grass. To these types I ignore, but the ones I do answer I just tell them how much equip. & overhead there is in this line of work. That's like comparing a house cat to a tiger.<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
     
  10. ZYAL8R

    ZYAL8R LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 51

    get a proslide for your walkbehind, it is the best at leaving stripes.
     

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