Lawn Striping

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

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Take the roller off see how well it stripes
     
  2. InTheCut

    InTheCut LawnSite Member
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    OK now follow me on this one....If I take the roller off the mower deck and say leave the roller on either my garage floor or put it on a shelf, I would venture to say the roller would be ineffective. I'm a simple persons but I would not take the plow blade off the truck and then try and plow snow.
     
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  3. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
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  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You was comparing my stripes to your stripes mine was done with out a striper and yours was done with one

    I like to see if your mower can still leave a stripe with out the roller on back of your deck.
    Are you fallowing me now
     
  5. wssolutions

    wssolutions LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
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    I think what may be unclear is the Steiner mower deck has no modifications to as shown in the photo provided by InTheCut. Meaning, it is factory original as shown with whatever you have when it was manufactured. The fact Steiner uses a full length roller for rear deck support as compared to other OEM's who use individual rollers is a moot point. For this discussion you are comparing a Steiner factory mower deck's results to the results of others.
     
  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    True, but Snyder and I were saying that a stipe does not equal a quality of cut and a good quality deck will stripe with no kit. A kit should always do better at it than no kit.
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  7. InTheCut

    InTheCut LawnSite Member
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    I cut again with the Steiner but this time went around the yards perimeter then back the other way. You can still prominently see the diagonal stripes from last week

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  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes you always see them. You have the roller on.
    Most guys that runs a roller around here run same path each week till they get them lines to stand out. Then they remove the roller and mow lawns at different angles . The roller stripes always over power there other stripes they make with out a roller on.

    I have a roller for one my mowers but only used it on the High School baseball field and the Football field and the Soccer field
    But Since school went with turf I only run it on the Baseball field now
     
  9. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't see how anything could stripe better than a Steiner or Ventrac deck. The roller on the back is huge and it looks like the whole weight of the deck actually rides on it.

    The Exmark roller looks like it does a pretty good job too. Someone had some pics on a thread here and the stripes looked very nice. I think the roller is actually made by an aftermarket company though.
     
  10. sgbotsford

    sgbotsford LawnSite Member
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    I don't understand why people want striping. To me striping is either a symptom of a lawn cut too long, or a lawn that has too much space between grass plants. Right after mowing, yeah, you will see some evidence of the mower passing, but within half a day, you should be unable to tell which way the mower passed over the lawn.
     

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