Buying a 44" walk-behind...what stipes best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GriffithLawnCare, Apr 26, 2000.

  1. GriffithLawnCare

    GriffithLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I live in NC and the most popular brands in my area are Toro, Scag, Bobcat, and Exmark. Which stripes the best?<br>With or without a striping kit?<br>
  2. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 628

    I had an old exmark WB that made nice stripes. Now my Honda WB leaves even better stripes. I've noticed that the boxy-style fabricated decks seem to stripe better than the stamped ones, at least on WB's. You can also attatch a mud flap style piece of rubber like a skirting on the back of your deck to 'drag' the grass as you mow, & that will help your stripes too.<br> Best advice would be to demo them all & decide; however I would choose reliability & quality of machine over subtle differences in stripe effects- that is secondary, & each can be enhanced in that dept.<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>

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