Lawn Roller for push mower???????? possible?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by d16daily, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. d16daily

    d16daily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hello, I was just wondering if it was possible to purchase or DIY a lawn roller for simple striping using a standard Crafsman push mower from sears??:hammerhead::hammerhead:

    blade is 21inches if that helps

    something like this. .

    just looking to make simple stripes on my lawn, nothing fancy

    thanks :)
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    The El-Cheapo way is to get some heavy, small-diameter pipe and just drag it along behind the mower with some baling wire.

    That being said, you can probably engineer something slick, but would probably have to give up the bagger option.
  3. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    The rear flap on mine has a hole running the entire length. I just used threaded rod through it. Works great and doesn't look ghetto.
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Does your push mower have a safety flap on the back? If so, take a 2in piece of angle iron and zip tie it to the flap. All you need to do is add weight to the flap to push the grass down more. You might even be able to take the flap off and replace it with a fixed roller assembly that can easily be made from simple parts bought at HD or Lowes.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    For the record, I haven't done it to my push mower, I'm afraid it will work to good and I'll want to use it more. :D
  6. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,203

    yes u can at, but if u ask me i think its kinda pointless to strip with a 21 push. but hey thats just me.
  7. d16daily

    d16daily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Yes it does have a flap. but the cylinder shaped part isn't completely hollow, it s basically two half circles. on mine, so I can't just slide a metal bar.

    thanks for all the ideas, wasn't expecting that many from my noob question! :clapping:

    heading to home-depot right now to construct a makeshift roller. Guess im just gonna get something heavy and add weight to the flap.

    $hit, maybe just some bricks could do the job?;)

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