striping kits, how big?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sparcolawn, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 179

    im going to be making striping kits made out of rubber mud flaps, my question is... how far off the ground should i keep them? thanks.
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    How thick, How flexible?
     
  3. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 179

    any answers to these questions?
     
  4. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    I was asking you about the rubber that you were using. If it is thin and flexible it can just drag the ground. But if hard keep it up or it may tear the turf.
     
  5. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 179

    oh, sorry about that.... its only incredibly flexable, it has a little play but not much, i was thinking about keeping it like an inch or so off the ground, but really dont know... and id say its less then a half inch thick
     
  6. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    WOW that's some thick stuff. I'd say 1/2 to 1 inch. That should leave pretty good pattern.
     
  7. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
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    i used a old rubber bed liner mat..an let it drag...love to see some pick of home made ones???????
    :dizzy:
     
  8. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind of mower are you fitting it on.
     
  9. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 179

    im going to be putting it on all my mowers...

    gravley pro 150 w/b
    exmark 52inch hp
    toro 52 inch z master
    xmark 60 inch Z
     
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    How high are you cutting the grass? Maybe 2"-3" if so I would leave the rubber at least 1 1/2" off the ground. You only have to bend the grass over so far. I'm thinking if you leave it only a 1/2" or so it may tear up the lawn on the uneven spots. Plus to make the lawns really look good keep it cut at 3" or so.:waving:
     

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