Chain striping kit I made for my mower

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Jason Rose, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I took the idea from another member, don't even recall WHO now, I wrote down the notes MONTHS ago and just now got the bug to make the thing. Used about 24 feet of 3/8" chain (cheapest grade, still $2.79 a foot!), 1/2" square tubing, and 5/16" threaded rod. Also fabricated the "brackets" to attach it to some factory holes in the frame, how convienient! Some 5/8" old garden hose made excellent spacers between the lengths of chain on the tubing.




  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Oops, as you can see, I used 3/8" threaded rod, not 5/16"...
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Looks good. How well does it work?
  4. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Looks good. I plan on making one of those.
  5. Harrington Landscape

    Harrington Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Erie Pa
    Messages: 336

    can you post some pic of the strips it makes I am intrested in see it.
  6. duke99

    duke99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    i know this is gonna sound dumb ... but what purpose does striping kits used for except for design reasons ?? ..
  7. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    you answered your own question.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    you said it........makes it look good/even better
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Its more a matter of preference. Strictly cosmetic.
  10. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Looks good! if it were mine, I'd shorten it up a little, I'd be worried that the links might get caught in trailer floor or ramps. Mine are made from woods mower chain shielding, and hang about 1" off of the trailer floor-still stripe good, though!:waving: :waving:

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