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What makes a mower stripe well?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. camobrute

    camobrute LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Very nice stripes Richard. Was talking with a fella the other day at Scag dealership who had a lawn business near Greenville, actually in Farmville I think. Wasn't you was it?
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Nope. I don't do Farmville.
     
  3. NORTHMAN

    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 305

    Mr.Martin,sir,what kind of striper do you use?
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,862

    Here ya go-

    http://bigleaguelawns.com/


    I don't agree with those that say that most lawn stripes posted here are just tire tracks....... at all, but a roller set-up like the Big League is definitely better, no doubt about that.
     
  5. ramcat

    ramcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    These were done without a roller.

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  6. ramcat

    ramcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    this one too....

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  7. JJRB

    JJRB LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 30

    I was wondering, do you or anyone have experience with these stripers on a push mower? Do they stick out behind the mower to much so that your forced to take tighter steps?
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,862

    I've never used on on a WB mower (21") but I have seen posts here from guys that have and some claim that they do get in the way, while others said they didn't. I would think that you'd have to step awfully close to the rear of the deck for that to be a problem based on the few pics of them on a 21" that I've seen. They do leave a more pronounced stripe behind though, and a 21" definitely needs help in that regard IME.
     
  9. JJRB

    JJRB LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 30

    Ok thanks! I might decide to get one for my toro wb which I use to mow some backyards that have to tight of a gate for my ztr (So annoying).
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,862

    Ramcat-
    what machine did you use to do those?

    I get some decnt stripes from my JD950. Yea, I can see the tire marks (just like you can while using a roller striper, even though they stand out less with the roller), but they look pretty good IMO.
     

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