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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jpmako, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Do any of you have the Roller Striping Kit?
    Does it make much of a difference in the definition of the stripes?
    I was thinking of purchasing it soon but would like some feedback first.

  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I bought one last year for one of the 757's. Works pretty well, imo. But its a little on the pricey side only real draw back.
  3. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I have a 737 but no striping kit. I am in the minority but I think stripes look dumb on most residential lawns. If there is a big open area that is a different story.

  4. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    according to deere they only work on a 60" deck, and like dlcs said, they are salty... but maybe someone reading this would know if a striping kit would fit on a 54" deck. the only difference should be overall width, not space between the back wheels where it mounts.

    i do like the stripes, on most properties. good luck if you get one, let us know how it works

    jpmako, what size deck do you have on that 777? i have a 757 with a 54" i chose that over the 60", i wanted more power without the bigger deck.
  5. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Thanks for the info guys,

    DLCS - have you noticed a major improvement in the stripes? Does the roller get hung up on anything?

    DeereHauler - It's got a 60" deck I debated a 54 on a stander instead or a 757 But I am happy that I got the 60" It saves a lot of time for me.

    I am going to order it tomorrow. I believe the price is somewhere around $300.00

    Thanks Again,
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Deere says it won't work on the 54" decks. My dealer at one time was trying to put one a 54" deck for a guy, I'm not sure how it turned out. If you want I could measure the distance between the back scalp roller brackets on mine so you could compare. I was told that Deere is suppose to be making one for the 54" decks this year but who knows?
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Yes, there is quite an improvement. Yes, i have got in hung up on a raised sidewalk one time while crossing it, just broke a bolt no big deal. The sidewalk was stuck up about a 1" above grade.
  8. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    I heard the same thing.
    They said sometime in the spring they should have one for the 54" and 48" decks.
  9. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    That was the info I needed. Gonna get it tomorrow
  10. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    I'll stick with my $4.00 mudflap. It lays very precise stripes.

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