how to get those defined tire marks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcatnj, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    how do you get the defined tire marks in your stripes? I seen in some pics you can clearly see where the tires drove, is it mowing the same way or something else?
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Usually on any mower you will be able to see where the wheels went, they basically do the same thing as a striping kit does. It could be from mowing in the same direction (which shouldn't be done). Also the more the machine weighs the more defined of an imprint that is made.
  3. gunsworth

    gunsworth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    if the tire marks are well defined, they dont change the pattern enough. hate when I get accounts like that and it takes a whole season to level the yard out

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    a ZTR will leave more defined tire marks than a Walk behind or 21''
  5. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    IMO.... defined tire marks = rut.

    A rut isn't something you want.
  6. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    i agree with the above post! there is a company here that mows the same pattern EVERY time and they have heavy azz diesel mowers and i took over one of their accounts once and mowed it in a diff direction and it was horrible... over the years of mowing the same pattern it had created ruts in the yard. also not to mention i think it totally looks like CRAP!

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