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How low to mount the striping roller?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Esby, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I was wondering how low you recommend mounting your new striping roller? I purchased one last week for my 52" Lazer HP and we normally cut between 2.5 and 3 inches. Obviously you wouldn't want to mount it too low as it would dig on the turns, yet not too high because you want it to actually make a difference? Thanks for your adivce.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    Sorry it took me so long to answer. The best result is to have the roller 1/2" to 3/4" of the ground. You don't want the roller on the ground when striping.

    Thanks, Fred.
  3. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Have you had problems with it digging in on the sides when making sharper turns at that hieght?
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    I cut at 3 1/4", the back edge of the deck is at 3" and the bottom of the roller is at 1 1/2" . Any lower and I find that I am digging in on a few lawns that I do at 2 3/4". Get a lock on your cutting height, and make sure the roller is at least 1" to 1 1/2" off the pavement or concrete floor. This will create beautiful stripes, and eliminate any gouging while turning into a berm.

    Hope this helps!

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