How to make stripes?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by tnedator, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. tnedator

    tnedator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I have an El Toro lawn and a rear engine mower. Is there anyway that I can stripe my lawn, such as pulling a roller or something?

    I get small stripes from the wheel tracks, but would love to be able to get full width stripes.

    Thanks

    Billy
     
  2. simplicityjeff

    simplicityjeff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I had an old murray rider and I attached a conveyor roller to the deck and it striped really well. Do a search on this site and you'll see how some of the commercial guy did it. I had to drill 4 holes in my cutting deck so my solution may not work for everyone. Good luck.
     
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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  4. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Posts: 259

    All the good stripes you see are painted on the lawn, better call a proffesional.:p
     
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Painted????? what do you mean?????
     
  6. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Posts: 259

    just kidding
     
  7. hamsey

    hamsey LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 123

    Here are my stripes, done with a roller attached to my JD 325. Cut @ 3" even better when cut @ 4" (did not take pic yet).
    Norm

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  8. hamsey

    hamsey LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 123

    Try using high lift blades. Put a roller between the wheels. Cut first pattern for 2 weeks, cut second pattern 1 week then alternate patterns each week. Pitch your mower deck so that front is 1/4" lower than the back. You can use a lawn roller if yo want. Hope this helps.
    Norm
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Lazer with a roller.
    John

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  10. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Well, we use different color paints to make those stripes. Light green and dark green. see, now you dont have to fertilize either!
     

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