Looking for a striping kit.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wormburner, May 15, 2005.

  1. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
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    I have a 52" Exmark and I'm looking for a stripe kit do I have to get one from Exmark or is there another place to get one from?
     
  2. Old Guy

    Old Guy LawnSite Member
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  3. Stripe This

    Stripe This LawnSite Member
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    Check ebay....there's a guy that always has them up for sale. Bought mine there a couple years back. Best $180 I've spent.
     
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    wormburner, I was looking to get one myself until I saw a post in here about home made stripe kits, I have a 36" Metro HP and I used 1x1 angle iron (you can buy them with holes pre drilled every inch) and its 22" long I put quick links on the angle iron to attatch 22 14" sections of chain. The strips come out great I was very impressed how chain could make so destinct lines, but then again all its doing is laying the grass down in the direction you are mowing. THE ONLY THING ABOUT CHAINS ARE... backing the mower off of the trailer (if you have expanded metal ramp gate) you have to lift the chain up so it doesn't drag on the gate and fall into the holes causing a big PITA! :waving:
     
  5. lpwhandyman

    lpwhandyman LawnSite Member
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    ok that shoots my idea of a chain stripe kit. Anybody else?
     
  6. lpwhandyman

    lpwhandyman LawnSite Member
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    What's the ebay link? I've tried the search button and I'm coming up short. Any help?
     
  7. rick2752

    rick2752 LawnSite Member
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    Check out York Sheetmetal they have them for the lasers for under 200 including shipping. They also have greasable bearings which is the only set I have seen. I am having some problems but not really their fault. Took about 3 weeks to get it(their fault) then when I did get it UPS had damaged box and the bearings are missing. Called them and they said they would resend. I will give them a few more days before saying anything bad. The roller I have looks excellent hopefully I can use it soon. Here is a link

    http://www.yorksheet.com/aprod031.htm
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just make one with chains...it's so cheap, you can't get hurt. Also, they do things that a striping roller doesn't.
     
  9. HK45Mark23

    HK45Mark23 LawnSite Member
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    Please elaborate. What are the advantages of chains over rollers and vice versa?
     
  10. Stripe This

    Stripe This LawnSite Member
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