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does anyone have a striping kit for their grandstand

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by turfrider1020, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. turfrider1020

    turfrider1020 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    wondering if the stripe kits are worth buying, i love my grandstands, but they dont stripe well at all
  2. TooMuchClay

    TooMuchClay LawnSite Member
    from DE
    Posts: 80

    I dont know if this is something I should know the answer to, but I'll risk looking like a noob and ask anyway: What is a striping kit for a grandstand?
  3. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    I have a striping kit on my Exmark, ZTR and it drops great stripes. I just picked up a 52" Grandstand and I'm looking into putting a striping kit on it. But I'm waiting hoping to hear some feed back from others on the topic. You've had several views but nobody is putting any input...

    TooMuchClay.... A striping kit is a roller attached at the rear of the deck. It bends the blades of grass so when you mow you see the light reflect off the blades differently which causes the light and dark stripes in a lawn. Do a search on youtube, or on here for pictures or videos.
  4. tomsyardcare

    tomsyardcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I have yet to see a striping kit on a grandstand but im sure it is available.I my self am thinking of buying a new Gstand. How do u like them? The one I am looking at it $5900 for a 52" 23hp Toro it is a leftover model from 2011 I have heard the 24 hp offers alot more power even though only 1 hp more any feedback welcome. Ps do u bag grass? or mulch? does the adjustable deck help disperse clippings well? thanks- Tom
  5. turfrider1020

    turfrider1020 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    as a long time user of the wright stander, i have a hard time saying the grandstand is better, but in many ways it beats the wright. it climbs hills much better than the wright, you can step off and walk behind it if you need to, i have 2 of the 2009 models with the 19 kawasakis and if anything they have plenty of power, i can cut through 4 foot tall grass without issues, my standers would just lay it over. 5900 sounds like a great price, if it were me i would get 2. the only downside to the grandstand is striping, they stripe, but not as bright and bold as i would like that is why i want to see if the stipe kit is any help.doesnt bother me to buy something that will help make the lawns look great, but i hate buying something that doesnt help
  6. cubsfan1

    cubsfan1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I just got a striping kit for my exmark vantage which is pretty much the same as your grandstand. It's really does a good job, it mounts to the mower underneath the platform.
  7. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    I have one for mine and it does a great job. I also have the ocdc. They both are must haves IMO.
  8. turfrider1020

    turfrider1020 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    i just put the ocdc systems on both of mine....love them

    tom, sorry, i both mulch and just let them spray, i never bag, the grandstand does disperse well, and with the ocdc you can mulch your clippings well
  9. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    BruceC and Cubsfan1 how about some striping pics from those standers with striping kits.
  10. tomsyardcare

    tomsyardcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Thanks for the feedback. Now I just need a day off to get up to the dealer to make my purchase.

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