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stripe roller jd

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by derekarbeiter, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Hey everyone,

    As many of you probably know i have an '06 jd 717a and am looking for a stripe roller for the 7-iron but idk if i should buy the factory one or rig up something of my own. I know that the 7iron is a deck that is difficult to get any stripes out of but i wanna know what would work best.

    Thanks,
    Derek
     
  2. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    The 7 Iron 2, stripes great for me. I think there are mostly the same. I would get the factory kit as it is up out of the way. A lot of my properties don't need to look like a baseball field, so I don't justify the $300 bucks for the roller just to have bearings seize up and all the other fun stuff like that. But the ones that trailer behind the mower just seem like a pain.
     
  3. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Yeah thats what i have the 7-Iron II. I just dont want to spend 300 dollars i would like to find one cheap somewhere or build a replica.
     
  4. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    I have a JD ZTR put the striping kit on it last year and the thing was ripped off by week 4 ... dinging and banging against stuff sheered the bolts right off
     
  5. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    So do you think it would be worth my while to spend 300 bucks or just rig a system up?
     
  6. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    I would get the kit before I rigged it up, but thats a lot of money for stripes. Do you customers want them or do you?
     
  7. Mr. Rain

    Mr. Rain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I have the JD roller on my 757 and am very happy with the striping results. It's kind of a hassle to grease the way the zerks are located, and it limits your HOC range. But if stripes you want, it certainly provides them.
     
  8. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I am the one who is wanting the stripes i just thought it would make it look better as the 7-iron doesnt stripe on its own very well
     
  9. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    I hear you there! like them too, but until i get some more high end manicured properties, they just want the grass cut. Most people don't even realize the cut, ts the trimming and the hedge work that people get picky about. if you got the money, go for it, just make sure those bearings are greased very well!! If you do get it, put up a before and after picture with the roller. It would be interesting to see the difference!
     
  10. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Okay thanks i will do that if i get it
     

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