Stripes Are For Zebras

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FastMan, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you're seeing something that isn't there. I see no scalps anywhere, just some grass clippings laying on the surface at the moment.
     
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    there are indeed some high spots, the way that front is tiered is a real bear of a cut. I often take the trimmer and "feather" the area where each tier dies into the next. Can't throw a horizontal on it because what you don't see is the steep slope on the alley side-shoots straight downhill to the left, believe me, I've tried it.

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  3. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good man....
     
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah I don't see any scalp marks either.

    maybe clean your monitor???
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Now that's funny.
     
  6. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you look real close on one of the pics the one closest to the walkway it does look like when he went up the hill like it scalped some.. it still looks good weather he did or not i think. I got a property like that also going from flat ground to a small steep incline and you gotta use the foot lift or it will scalp like crazy ..
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Definitely.
     
  8. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, i wasnt bashing at all just pointing it out, thats another thing I like about striping, it can hide imperfections better. Looks good either way.
     
  9. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think what some of you see as a scalp along the walk is really just a tire line-more or less permanent-from making the same downhill pass everytime I start that section. Another good reason to change up the pattern wherever possible.Like I said, that's a bit of a bear to cut,would be a helluva alot easier without the walk and steps right down the middle.
     
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  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    On a side note, I sure wish the weather was like this today!

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