homade lawn striping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowforyourmoney, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. mowforyourmoney

    mowforyourmoney LawnSite Member
    from kc
    Messages: 45

    hey yall this is my first post (yippee) any way ive been looking for striping kits for the 36" scamper i'm gonna buy bought i'm not to fond of their price so i was wondering how hard and whats involved in making my own and can i see some pics of your finished stripe and rollers
    thanx a TON
    lawnz lawncare
  2. mowforyourmoney

    mowforyourmoney LawnSite Member
    from kc
    Messages: 45

    oh i guess this is my 2nd (oh well)
  3. chopper2

    chopper2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Do a search for striping
  4. lawnsbyrj

    lawnsbyrj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I made one
    from a belt taken off a round hay bailer,
    it is basicly a piece of rubber belt that i put metal strips on each side and bolted to the mowing deck, it is very very similar to what you can buy.
    I have seen people at their homes drag mats, the coolest was a mount built off the back of a craftsman rider that looked like a 3 point hitch and had about 20 small sections of chain (like one or 2 ring) just enough to drag a little and he has great stripes.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Some chain, nuts and bolts, and a piece of angle iron, the easiest way to do it IMO.
  6. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    I posted a homemade roller method last summer. I am using the roller and also three cut up sections of a radial tire bolted to an angle iron which is then bolted to my deck.
    Kinda like a man who wears a belt and suspenders at the same time -- just in case.

    I got some replies about how it would not last because I wasn't using bearings -- the bushings made out of electrial
    conduit are still holding up. Do a search using my name to find it if you are interested.

  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Been there, done that, I got tired of the chains getting stuck in the mesh of the ramp gate. Bought a Big League stripe kit and a world of difference in quality.
  8. mowforyourmoney

    mowforyourmoney LawnSite Member
    from kc
    Messages: 45

    thanx nosmo ....hey wouldn't chains and bolts did into the ground? does any one else have any pics from their stripers
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    There are a bunch of ways to make your own and save some coin.

    But just get it and mow with it first. Honestly, the larger Great Danes stripe pretty dang good without anything. Will yours have the Gen II deck?
  10. mowforyourmoney

    mowforyourmoney LawnSite Member
    from kc
    Messages: 45

    i really don't know envy it's a 36 scamper pistol grip... but i guess i'll see how it looks without a roller but from pics i've seen i think i'll make one

    THANKS EVERYONE for all your help

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