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they don't make striping roller for yours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    my dealer says they don't make striping rollers for my 32 exmark, or my 48 bobcat. is there any way to improve the striping without one?
  2. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    I bought a striping kit from Big League Lawns for the Great Dane I used to have. If you want to go cheap you can use a mudflap off of a semi cut to length (the thicker and lower to the ground the better) I tried that and it worked really well AND WAS CHEAP!
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Buy an EXMARK where the Roller Fits!!!
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Well said Gamba!!!
  5. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    A mud flap or a rubber skirt will do the trick, and it will give if you have to go over a stump.
  6. get your deck pitch to around 1/4 inch lower in the front then the back...sweet spot is between a 1/8 and 1/4 inch that should get a fair stripe ..test out various blades mid lift high lift etc on your turf type... try double blade combos to...... and as mentioned try here for a roller www.bigleaguelawns.com
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    build your own......
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Hey John, I guess you didn't know that eXmark w/b's come standard w/ a "striping" flap?.!
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i'll try the deck pitch, i should adjust it using the wheel spacers, right? and the hard plastic? where shall i find such a flap? any ideas?
  10. strayer1

    strayer1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    you can buy truck mud flaps at any truck parts company's

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