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Need advice on walk behind striping kit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tractor Man, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. Tractor Man

    Tractor Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I have a 48" Snapper Hydro and I'm wanting to put a striping kit on it. Snapper does not have a striping kit for any of there mowers. I was looking at the striping kit that Scag has and was wondering if I could mount it on my Snapper. I was looking at the drawing, does the roller actually roll on the ground or does it just barely stay off the ground?

    Or if any one has a different kit they think might fit....
     
  2. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I run a pro-slide behind my Snappers and it lays down a nice stripe.
     
  3. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    The Scag striping roller is made for the Z turn riders. It wasn't designed for the walk behinds. I actually asked them about that and they are working on designing one for the walk behinds.

    If you do a search you will find tons of info on companies making striping rollers for walk behinds, plus many guys have designed their own.

    Good luck!!!
     
  4. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

  5. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    Those bigleague lawn stripers lay a pretty nice stripe.

    To me they look a little cheap but watch there video its a good video for selling them.....
     
  6. Tractor Man

    Tractor Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    That's a nice job on the striper. It lays a nice strip too. Is it spring loaded or does it just ride on top of the ground, free play.
     
  7. Tractor Man

    Tractor Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15


    Give me some more details on this pro-slide, who makes it and where can I see one. Is there a web site that I can go to..
     
  8. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    The pictures are not a big league, I made that one myself. A lot heavier construction and adaptability than a big league. They don't have any downward pressure but they weigh about 1 pound per inch.
     
  9. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732


    A company called Novae makes them. I have one as well and it stripe well.. However much you weigh is the pressure thats pushing the grass down... they sell on ebay for around 180.. They fold up and forward when not in use and are out of the way... IThe only thing I didnt like is I felt like it put a lot of drag on the mower(my weight is 180)... Lots of people use them and they work and slide great.. actually fun when using. You dont need to step off in turns(zero turns with hydros)
     
  10. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    i did the same thing with my snapper. looked quite nice!
     

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