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How to set the deck and blades properly for stripes.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Rll131, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,844

    That looks good.

    By going to the std high lifts vs the gators, you'll see an noticeably more pronounced stripe, and a slightly cleaner cut.
     
  2. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 417

    wow the g6s dont stripe at all do they?
     
  3. RSNovi

    RSNovi LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 46

    I am awaiting for my G5's to come in. Now I am a little hesitant because of the lack of striping that I am reading about. I didn't catch that in my research prior.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,844

    Sure they do, just not like the std high lifts.
     
  5. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I thought they where decent stripes. But yea ill be ordering high lifts
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,844

    This was done with G6's-

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  7. RSNovi

    RSNovi LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 46

    I would say this is about the same as my Fastrak with the standard blades does.
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,844

    Those stripes started looking a lot better after I raised the center gauge wheels so they didn't leave that ugly arse line down the center of each stripe. Plus, that was early in the year in 2010. A month or so later they looked a lot better as the grass thickened up.
     
  9. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 926

    This was done with either G5's or G6's.
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    With a deck that is adjusted by spacers, I go and raise the blades up slightly in the deck. This makes the back of the deck act as a stripper, pushing the grass over.
    In the Exmark manual, it says that the more spacers you have under the deck the better the deck does at chopping up clippings. So I put 3 spacers under the deck in the fall with leaves.
     
  10. Rll131

    Rll131 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Those are better lines than mine is making. What's the best site to use for parts. There are no local snapper dealers in my area.
     

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