Help with making striping kit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CRM Lawncare, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I'm attempting to make a striping kit for my JD GS45 walkbehind. I am using a heavy plastic mud flap from a semi that I am bolting to the rear of my mower. I've cut it so that it is exactly the width of the space between my tires. The only problem I'm having is it seems to need more weight on the end of the flap because it is not folding the grass down enough. What can be attached to the flap to add more weight. I was thinking of small lead weights but any other suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,040

    Hi CRM Lawncare,

    Here is a picture from this post. Maybe it will help?

  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    If your flap simply needs more weight, you can buy bar stock from like Home Depot for $1 and bolt it to the bottom of your flap. Probably the cheapest way, and keeping it look neat too.
    This also gives you the options to choose how much weight you need, just get a bigger stock size.
    Hope this helps.
  4. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go with the bar stock and see how that works.

    CRM Lawncare

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