Striping help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerrookie, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. mowerrookie

    mowerrookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey guys soo here it is..... I have a 48 Wright stander... a 61 Scag turf tiger...... and a 36 scag walk behind..... im here in Northern virginia and im having a heck of a time stripin the lawns like you all do been tryin all year.... i got a Striper for my scag turf tiger..... anyway a litte tips would be great!! my lawns look great nice and even and green but ready to take it to the next level!! any help would be great i just wana get those nice stripes
  2. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Alot of guys will tell you to do a search. But how low are you cutting. Your mower should stripe with a striper. Just be sure to make nice stait lines. If your striping is crooked everyone will see. I mow a 3.5 with my Gravely and it stripes good. Just try not to go back over already cut grass, this can kill stripes. Also it depends alot on the grass. I have good luck with fescue and blue grass. But it may vary where you are at. It never hurts to make friends with a local LCO. Find one and if ask them what the trick is in your area. Hope this helped a little bit. Good luck.
  3. milike

    milike LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 169

    the taller you cut it the bettter it stripes!
  4. mowerrookie

    mowerrookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    sorry i guess i can search around more next time...

    yea im mowin at 3.5 and its alot of fescue.... thanks for the help guys
  5. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    I wasn't trying to be rude when I said alot of guys would just tell you to search around. I was just giving you the heads up that some jerk would say it. If a question is posted, no matter how many times its been previously posted, I try to help and not to bash.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    better more define stripes are made at higher cutting heights
  7. mowerrookie

    mowerrookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    i know you werent tryin to bash man.. its all good... lol.. just tryin to figure this stuff out... some of these guys around me do sum crazy nice stripes
  8. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    High lift blades are a must for striping.
  9. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    do what they do in the super farse bowl and paint the stripes...

    cutting height is one aspect but another is to have consistent spacing, meeaing the stripes are the same width in both directions.
  10. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    How is it bashing by telling him to do search? Mowerrookie, go to the Scag website and take a looksy. They have lots of stuff on there for you. plenty of info and pics. They also show you how to make your stripes look like you went right through a tree or whatever obstacle you run into.

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