Ferris needs to stripe better

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by carcrz, May 12, 2006.

  1. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I've got two Ferris IS3000's that I bought about 3 or 4 years ago. They have never really striped very good since they were new. Is there anything that I can do to get them to stripe better w/o sacrificing the quality of the cut? Blades, rollers, other?
  2. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    I would adjust the pitch of the deck and if that doesnt work, invest in a roller for it.
  3. 1020plowboy

    1020plowboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Ferris has a striper kit for the IS3000. The part number is #5600036.
  4. jfurm

    jfurm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I just installed a homemade stripe kit on my IS3000. I used a piece of old conveyor belt about 7'' wide and screwed it to the back of the deck using self tapping screws and large washers. it creates some beautifule stripes.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    I had a '04 Ferris 52" Z w/front suspension, it striped really nice in stock form IMHO... But yea, a flap would work nicely, or a roller...
  6. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    My ferris 1500z stripes awsome. NO kit either. Dont know whats up with yours.
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I did this same exact thing with good results. The conveyer belt i'm using is about 3/8" thick.
  8. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    my 1500z ferris strippes like crap bought the mud flapp now it just collects grass and leaves clups:cry: I adjusted the pitch and it started to get better but I am making a roller kit then we will see how it works
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Hmmm. I don't know thy mine don't stripe very well. I have two of the exact same model - IS3000. They cut & stripe the very same.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    all 7 of our Ferris machnes stripe nicely including 2 IS3000's

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