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I have a toro zmax 62 inch cut that has a stripe kit on it. It does a pretty good job, but I looked at some of the picks and I don't get as good of a looking stripe as I saw, does anyone have any suggestion.. This may be a dumb question but this is my first year and as you can tell I'm not sure how it works..... Thanx
 

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I also have a Toro Z and it doesn't stripe worth crap. But I am going to try using a roller this year. I bought it from McMaster-Carr for about $20, and then I will just use brakets to mount it to the back of the deck. Do a search on my name and you will find a thread called Toro Striping thats what helped me.
 

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Don't be discouraged, it may be the grass that isn't doing it part. Some will bend easier than others. Cutting at a longer height will help. Try an extra 1/2-3/4 inch next time and see what happens.

More guys could give some input if we knew which state you lived in or what kind of grass? ;)
 

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This method of striping works better for walk behinds just because they go slower, i built a chain striping kit that works like a champ. Also i just bought a Lazer Z and the roller that comes with it. It works great, it mounts right behind the deck; i used the antiscalp wheel's mounting brackets. To the best of my knowledge the exmark stripper works on toros as well.
 

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Thanx for the info...
 

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I'm wondering if I can move the piece behind the deck down to make a better stripe....
 

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the one thing about moving it down that I would be worried about is riding over something raised in the ground
 

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That's true I will look at the clearence from the rubber to the deck to make sure it it has enough room to give a little bit.. Thanx for the info I probaly wouldn't have thought of it...
 

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Also, much of it has to do with what type of grass you're cutting. For instance, most southern grasses just don't stripe like the northerns do. Where is Murfeesboro?
Also, Soccerlawn, I can't understand the Toro Z not striping well. Any cuts that I've saw by them looked pretty good. Are you setting a pattern and sticking with that throughout the year? In other words, whether you're cutting in 2 or 4 different directions, are your north south stripes always right on the same rows - in the same place?
 

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Yes, Runner, I try to keep them in the same row same place every time, but I think It might have to do with some of the grass because a few of my lawns stripe very nicely, while other don't stripe worth crap.
 

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Runner murfreesboro is in Tennessee..... It may be the operator and not the machine {laughing}..... thanx.....
 
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