Ultimate Home Made Lawn Striper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJR_63, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    That is so true
    When responding to a wheel mark complaint for a $70 a week yard, I was politely explaining to the customer why they turn in the same area all of the time to stripe your lawn, He politely said "What stripes" and then "who cares"
     
  2. lenster

    lenster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Mark,

    I guess the pictures are deceiving.
    It is very dry here.
    I am cutting around 4" right now until late October/November.
    Come on Rain!

    Lenny
     
  3. agr682

    agr682 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Does it dig into the ground going over terraces?
     
  4. lenster

    lenster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    I am not sure what you mean by "terraces"?
    Maybe that's why no one else is responding to your question.

    Lenny
     
  5. KTorak

    KTorak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I remember reading or hearing one time that if you stripe your lawn, then water it right away, the stripes will stay longer. Is this indeed true?
     
  6. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    I was thinking the same thing that when you make a zero turn that the rollers would dig in or hit some roots or what not.
     
  7. Bfrogg99

    Bfrogg99 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 3

    Man great striping kits guys,

    lenster or MJR 63

    where did you guys get your parts? I have found the superstrut at a local supply house and I know I can get the rollers at Bass pro, but what about the cool rolled steel (plus the end caps) and the brackets.

    I am glad someone did this, looks like it works great!

    Thanks

    Bfrogg
     
  8. lenster

    lenster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Bfrogg,

    You have some of the same questions I asked MJR_63 about a week a go when i started so I will help.
    You should be able to get the end caps from the supplier of the wheels.
    Cold rolled steel- I purchased mine from a local machine shop.
    Brackets should be available from your strut supplier.

    Yes it does work great and does not tear up the grass doing a zero turn.

    Have fun.
    Lenny
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    I'll second that.....i really enjoy it, i impress myself sometime, and it gives me something to concentrate on while i'm mowing and not daydreaming!! People may not care about them on their own lawn, but when you are at an account and you are striping it real nice, ppl. will see the result and request a card or get the # off of the truck.
     
  10. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 533

    heres a link and pics to the one i made over a year ago. I've built many of them so far and havent had any problems with snagging or tear anything up. I built it the with (52'') of the deck instead of inside the tires cause then you would have a light stripe in between. it does a great job covering foot prints and tire marks.

    http://******************/t13972-walkbehind-grass-striper.html

    stripe.JPG
     
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