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Home Made Striper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smassengill, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    I made this striper this weekend for my JD z225. What do you guys think?

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  2. cphillips0053

    cphillips0053 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    I think you had too many beers during the project to hold the camera still :laugh:

    You know that you need to post pics of the stripes. So lets see it!
     
  3. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    haha im 16...no beers
    but i'm mowing friday..ill snap some pics
     
  4. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    That looks good. I was gonna do a similar build to my Great Dane chariot but with longer and thinner flaps.
     
  5. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I think it may wear down quickly. (Just guessing) So if it does wear quickly I'd widen the striper.

    What you may experience is with it being that narrow you will have to cut at a low height for it to bend the grass.

    Glad to see you are thinking about making your own.

    Nosmo
     
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    The use of the flap is a good idea. What I dont like is the fact that it is rigid to the deck. Too much of a chance of ripping the deck apart if you catch on something. With hinges you can make it lower and increase the striping. I wouldnt worry much on the wear factor. My WB's all have the factory drag mat and I have yet to wear one out before a motor. I think the key is hinges.
     
  7. BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C

    BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    just showing what mine looks like..works great all around..no snags,no tears ect...

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  8. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    I was afraid that using hinges wouldn't apply enough force to actually bend the grass. Also what would happen when I back up. The flap may get pushed under my deck and the blades would chew it up
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  9. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    here are the stripes...im pretty satisfied

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  10. cphillips0053

    cphillips0053 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    Nice.... but we need more pics!
     

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