Stripe kit questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stryper, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Has anyone tried an Ezchute roller on a fixed deck w/b, and if so, what were the results? And how tough was the installation?

    For that matter, why do almost all the manufacturers offer stripe kits for their floating deck models, but not their fixed deck ones? Is there a reason why a roller isn't a good idea on a fixed deck?
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Yes because its fixed.

    John
     
  3. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Any other input...anyone?
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I don't understand that comment, I have a Chekmate system (rollers) on my new 48" fixed deck but I like my homemade kit better not because of the fixed deck but the price is 75 dollars for DIY. See here:
    http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=116589
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    A deck roller will not work. I'm not to partial on the ones you drag behind the mower.

    John
     
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    What, exactly, is your wb?

    I've found stripe rollers to work... but unnecessary if the blades and deck are set-up correctly.
    I had a Gravely wb with a floating deck, it wouldn't stripe very well.
    I traded it for a fixed deck (exact same deck too) and it stripes fantastically... even with a mulch kit.
    I noticed that taking the 1/4" washer out from between the spindles and blades improved the cut and stripping dramatically.

    Mess with your set-up some before investing in a kit.
     

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