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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LazerZ101, Sep 28, 2000.

  1. LazerZ101

    LazerZ101 Banned
    Posts: 22

    I'm a new lawn guy....I have tons of questions about commercial/residential lawn care. Somebody lead me to this site and I have already learned more than I have in the short 2 years I've been in business. I hold a full time desk job, but I cut about 15 yards a week to supplement my income. I am the owner of H&H LawnCare and bought a LazerZ the beginning of the season. Probably a stupid question, but how do I make my stripes lighter and darker like some of the yards I see other crews cut? Is there a roller attachment I can use? Or am I just stuck with my not-so-light and dark stripes? ANY help would really be appreciated.

  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    If you told us where you were from we could tell what type of grass you were cutting. Fill out your profile better.
  3. LazerZ101

    LazerZ101 Banned
    Posts: 22

    Here ya go! I'm in Westminster, MD
  4. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Are you lawns mostly fescue? If they are... just keep them blades sharp as possible. Maybe try the double blades if you want. They have more suction which bends the grass more.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    And stay on your same rows! I have so many people asking me about this on my jobs, and when asked, they say they don't even follow the same lines. Scott, you can do two things for reference. First, visit Eric's (Eric ELM) website, and you can go to, (believe it or not) Simplicity's web site. They also offer good tips on striping.
  6. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    I notice that a nice thick,green fertile lawn has a much better stripe than an unfertilized,thin lawn.This is especially true with my Dixie,which has no roller.The steiner stripes well even in the thin spots.So long as grass is healthy and you stay in the exact same tracks,and in the same direction,you should have a great stripe with a Lazer.
  8. RollerGoalieBoy

    RollerGoalieBoy LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 18

  9. LazerZ101

    LazerZ101 Banned
    Posts: 22

    Thank you all for your replies. I've decided to buy that roller offered from "York Sheet Metal". Fortunately the shop is only a hour from my location so I'll be buying it this afternoon and will inform you all on the quality and construction of this roller for the Lazer. It's gonna be a long day here at the office! (I love new toys!)

    Another question, I've just recently heard of double blading. Can someone enlighten me on what kinds of blades I need? I currently have 3 sets of blades I constantly rotate. They are all the same kind that the Lazer origionally came with. I'm really curious as whether I can use these same to double up or do I need to add a different blade on the top. Other threads I've read don't specify this for Lazer use. I have a 2000 model Lazer Z with a 25 hp Kohler 60" cut. Please again, I ask for your expertize.

    Thanks once again

    H&H LawnCare
  10. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Did you look at the Simplicity lawn tractor? Ask Eric Elm all about them......They are a fine and dandy machine.


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