How many stripe?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FinerCutslawnCare, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is something that gets me sometimes....How many of your clients want u to stripe??? Do you have any that don't want you to??? And one other question, beings i am upgrading from a basic 21" push, i was wondering on what i should get next...I want it to stripe, i was thinking about the exmark metro but they don't have the turfstriper for it! Does it stripe on it own. Help a 15 kid trying to start a small buisness out!
    P.S. I only want a walk behind write now...thanks guys!:waving:
     
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    We stripe every lawn because it makes me feel going when you get done and see the finish. Most people don't request it until after they see the results. I would step you to a 36" hydro W/B. We have a MTD pro that stripes as good as any. Hope this helps!!:waving:
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    what decond said...I think......:waving:

    firstcuts--the only way I can avoid laying great stripes with my mower is to mow around the yard, not back and forth...no striping kit needed.

    congrats on the decision to upgrade your equipment.

    if you get a sulky or a velky, you will be able to ride the mower to your next cut which should hold you over until you get your drivers license. good luck.

    GEO :waving:
     
  4. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
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    I stripe but I don't think most customers care.
     
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oppp's I mean " It makes me feel GOOD when you get done" :dizzy:
     
  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Same here, I really think they could care less as long as its cut.
     
  7. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    geogunn, this may seem dumb, but wat is a sulky and a velky???
     
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Striping is what distingushes a company from the neighborhood kid.


    A sulky is a platform with wheels that attaches to the back of walkbehind so you dont have to walk.

    God bless the man who invented them :drinkup:
     
  9. Texashd4x4

    Texashd4x4 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, dumb question, but exactly how do you stripe? I can't seem to do it.
     
  10. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    It all depends on what youre mowing. All my yards are fescue or bluegrass and are very easy to stripe. Its basically going back and forth.

    Do the perimeter and then start going back and forth in straight lines to do the rest of the area.



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