How do people get those stripes

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigkyle, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    well how do people get those stripes.what do u need to have them.thanks
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    A commecial mower and/or a stripe kit. Oh yeah and mow a straight line.:laugh:
  3. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    can i just get a stripe kit at any dealer or where do i get one and thanks for the help
  4. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    As far as stripe kits, most dealers should have one for your mower. My JD dealer is also a farm equipment dealer, so we have made a couple out of pieces of used round baler belt. Just bolt it to the back of the deck so it will brush the tops of the grass and there you go, leaves a pretty good stripe. As far as techniques, I dont know if there is a link to Eric ELMs sight on LS or not. I think it is just, he has a pretty good write up on striping, and from what everyone says, he was the king of stripes.
  5. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Some mowers its just the deck setup. On my bobcat I don't have a kit. I also know walker doesn't have a kit either.
  6. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    thank you that site was very helpful

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    the other thing you can do is buy a quality machine. that will eliminate the striping kit
  8. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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