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Lawn Striping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Therman, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. wssolutions

    wssolutions LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 44

  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    A striper only hide a poor cutting mower

    I know a guy told me this He runs a roller to hide the bad cut his mower leaves
     
  3. InTheCut

    InTheCut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I do not believe this to be a true statement. It may be an opinion.
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Its kind of true. All of the best decks with Hugh lift blades don't need stripers. I had a kit on my Kubota and the results were minimal.
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  5. wssolutions

    wssolutions LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 44

    I have lost potential new accounts because I did not have the equipment to stripe like InTheCut's photos showed. I have had current customers provide me with addresses and ask "can you make my lawn look like that".

    Perhaps Snyder's Lawn and JC Lawn could run some national advertising to inform homeowners the dirty little secret behind the striping technique and what it camouflages. Sort of like a striping infomercial, since our President is pushing for transparency.

    If I could mow lawns with InTheCut's end result, I would have more accounts. I think the lawn in the pictures looks good and healthy.
     
  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    The stripe itself hides imperfections haha take a rake and pull the grass back and it will show what you missed :)
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  7. wssolutions

    wssolutions LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 44

    The mowers that have striping rollers that I have seen are allows to the aft of the cutting mechanism, presuming you mow in a forward motion. I would hope the contractor's that stripe actually have blades in their mowers and don't just roll the grass down. But think of the fuel saving if the mower deck PTO is not engaged.
     
  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    But it will have great curb appeal.
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  9. wssolutions

    wssolutions LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 44

    Please explain what you concealed in these photos though the use of a CSR (Concealment Striping Roller)?

    Why can't people compliment others rather than find things to ridicule?

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  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    First 2 were from a 42 inch Toro residential time cutter haha. It did a horrible job haha. Last one was with Kubota. I got better pics. They did not have a striping kit on any of them.
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