Stripes Are For Zebras

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FastMan, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    Stripes are for tigers,too.
  2. HPI_Savage25

    HPI_Savage25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Heck I wanna know how y'all keep those lines as straight as they are!?!?
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  3. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    I've only seen a total of 2 lawns striped out this way. One was a soccer field, and the other was a dairy. Aside from that, this practice is non-existent around here. I think our lawns are too small for striping anyways. IMO, it'd just look goofy if lawns here were striped.
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    personally I stripe each and every lawn to the best of my mowers capability.

    as for the clients. no one has ever said a work either way. it's not something that's asked and there really isn't an option as far as I'm concerned.

    my mower is set up to stripe and I'm not gonna change it because half a dozen clients don't want those stripes.

    but I do feel some spend too much time on stripping. like the guys who have there lines going straight through a flag pole or tree. I know how it's done and I'm not gonna waste my time going back over rows just so the circle isn't seen.
  5. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    I'm betting Martin takes the flag pole out before he mows.

    Either that, or he's photoshopped it in the picture. ;)
  6. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Messages: 1,318

    Im guessing the flag pole is his starting point, so the mower goes right next to it on the first pass and and the other side on the second pass
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  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    It's pretty simple how they are all straight aroun the pole. You try to make a pass where the edge of the deck skims the pole(ie: go to the left of the pole, right side of deck towards pole) and then turn to the right at the end of the row, come back down and keep going straight until you hit the pole, back up a bit then hug the pole with the right side of the deck. Then go to the end of that row and turn left, come back and pretend like there is no bump-out where you had to go around, just keep Going straight
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  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I remove the flagpole. But then, that doesn't explain why there's no circle around the far tree does it? Hmmm

    You have to steer where you want to go and not watch where you're going. It doesn't make sense unless you try it.
  9. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,284

    I like stripes, and my customers love them.
  10. LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    he just knows how to mow and takes pride in a job well done, its pretty simple, its not just about the grass you cut, but the lines you make along the way. The mower stripes regardless so you might as well make it look nice instead of just doing a zamboni, where one half is light and the other is dark with sqiuggles for tire tracks, just my thoughts.

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