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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JDharbourlandscaping, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. JDharbourlandscaping

    JDharbourlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    i've got a 2001 gravely 50 walk behind that doesnt really stripe all that well, i was thinking about mounting a piece of rubber just behind the deck to help it out a little... feed back on that would be great, and im also looking at possibly buying a new walk behind, and im debating between an exmark, and bobcat... which stipes/cuts better? thanks
  2. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Try chains too for a stripe kit. Exmark has a stripe kit for thier mowers that I hear is pretty good.
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Run a search for home made striping kits. I saw one a while back that a guy made from a mudflap. It was very cool. Along the same lines as what you are asking .

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Maybe your deck is set up to high. The back part of the cutter deck is what does the striping. It should be about 1/2" below finished cut height.
  5. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    do a search on 'rake adjustment' - lots of good info and 'how to' instruction.

  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Front of the deck should be 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch lower than the rear of the deck.

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  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    With mine, the back of the deck is is anywhere from 1/2" to 3/4" lower than the front depending on what height. That is why the thicker and taller the grass is, the lower the back of the deck is compared to the front, because I have to cut it higher
  8. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    How do you use a rubber hose to make striper?
  9. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    What kind of mower do you use to make those stripes?
  10. Dig Yard Dirt

    Dig Yard Dirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Okay, I'm a little confused, which is better, the front of the deck lower or the back of the deck lower for striping?? I could understand the back of the deck lower by dragging the grass blades in one direction.

    But, not the front of the deck, please explain, I'm curious.


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