when striping, does it matter??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BryPaulD, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    I have a Honda Harmony 215 SX push mower and just bought a rolling striper for it. I also just bought a new set of mulching blades for it. When I bought the blades I saw that they had mulchinh blades and bagging blades. Does it matter which blade/s I use when I go to stripe my lawn?? Thank you :)
     
  2. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    *striping roller* :eek:
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    With the roller it should not matter. But i have found the lowest lift gave the best stripe.
    John

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  4. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    those are very nice ones John. Well defined. What do you mean by lowest lift?
     
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    That's really interesting. Is it because the draught from high lift blades pulls the grass up?
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    I think so! BUT i have heard that the meg-mo blades have given a better stripe on other mowers, members have said and they are very high lift. try different combos and see what works best for you.

    John
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    A bagging blades will be a high lift and a mulching blade will be a low lift or they make a low lift blade if you look in the catalogs.

    I think i got a great stripe with the rapter blades. they are a mulching blade that you can side discharge with.
     
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    How could Low Lift Blades possibly work Better...In order to Stripe the Grass it must be Lifted before it is Pushed Down! You Need High Lift Blades which is why Meg-mos and doubles produce the best Stripes....
     
  9. fcl01

    fcl01 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 249

    I honestly think that blades contribute very little to the striping
     
  10. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    I can definately tell a difference between the standard JD highlifts and the meg Mo blades. Meg Mos give me the best stripes with the 7 iron deck. I'm sure the type of deck has lots to do with it.
     

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