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Homemade striping kit?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steve225, May 31, 2003.

  1. steve225

    steve225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I made a striper out of chain and within two minutes it was bent.
    I went over a side walk and caught the corner bent the angle
    that the chain was tied too. Does this happen often?
    Did I do something wrong? Or should I try a piece of conveyor
    belt for stripes?
  2. steve225

    steve225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    P.S The chain caught the sidewalk.

    Do these chain striping kits work or not?
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Yes they do work but, try next time to not let it get caught. If you possibly can use a thucker piece of angle iron and the it shouldn't bend.
  4. steve225

    steve225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    How do you try not and let it get caught ?
    What happens when yours gets caught on something?
  5. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    I made this chain kit myself. I have never rode over my chains while backing, because I cut the chains shorter on the ones that would possibly get caught under the wheel. If I were you I would recommend a bigger piece of iron like someone already said, and cut the outside chains a little shorter than the rest.

  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    I made my own. Used a really heavy duty piece of angle iron. Welded each chain to it. Ive had the chains get caught in the gaps of the wood planks on my trailer so I just full throtle it to yank them out and I havent had any problems yet.

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