Homemade Striper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ncgrad00, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    All the parts can be bought at home depot or your local hardware store.
    1 36in by 3/8 pipe
    4 nuts to fit the pipe
    3 feet of old garden hose
    22 1 foot lengths of 3/8 proof chain
    2 4 lengths sections of 3/8 proof chain
    2 Carabineers

    It all cost me about 45 bucks to make. Let me know if you have any questions about how to make it.

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  2. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Here are pictures of the stripes it makes.

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  3. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so what happens when you back up? looks like the chain is so long it may get hit by the blade(s)?
     
  4. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

    I made something very similar to that - only I used an old snow chain. It worked great until the day I found out the chains were just small enough to fall down into the grate of my ramp. two chains did and it stopped my mower and bent the angle iron I had them attached to.

    Hope it works out for you. I like the design.
     
  5. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 LawnSite Member
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    The end chains are 3 inches from the back tire when driving in reverse.
     
  6. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    Looks good. Nice and easy. But what does happen when you back up?

    Maybe replacing the caribeaners with zip ties or something much easier to break, it would prevent any injury or damage if the chains were to get stuck on something. It would simply break away.
     
  7. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, we posted at the same time.
     
  8. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Caribeaners make it easy to take off and on.
     
  9. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

    Hey ncgrad00 what about doing putting a bar in at the bottom of the striper like you have it attached at the top? i bet the stripes would be even more defined.

    Those are good liking stripes in the pic too
     
  10. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I am still working on it but you are correct. It needs more weight to make the stripes more defined. Havent come up with a way to do it yet.
     

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