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Striping with my Deere

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by newdude, May 23, 2010.

  1. newdude

    newdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Well, I am lost on a way to get my Deere 115 to "stripe". As I mow now, I do various patterns(horizontals, up and down, etc). There really isnt much to see though when I do it. The yard is very green (thanks to a local lawn care company, the best we've had yet!), and I would like it to look even cooler. So, what would be a good way to set up a striper for it? I was thinking some sort of roller, with a bit of weight to it, but then the think tank runs dry.

    Someone help please!!
  2. zanemoseley

    zanemoseley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Perhaps some 4-6" PVC with some sand in it, may need to fabricate some brackets and bearing assemblies to attach to the frame of the mower.
  3. newdude

    newdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Hmm...never thought of that...

    There are two holes (one per) on the back side of the deck, at the lower end of the mounts where the rear hangers are attached to. I wonder if those could be used as a mounting point. If so, would it even make sense to stick it there? Would the center blend with the tire tracks?

    Last edited: May 23, 2010

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  6. heyzeusss

    heyzeusss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread! it has given me the knowledge and inspiration to put a lawn striper on my (new) to me John Deere RX75.

    i have taken a few ideas from a number of the threads listed. the only real creative input i had in this design was to recessed clean out plugs for the ends instead of the standard pipe plugs. this helps ensure that all of the roller is touching the grass evenly.

    i will be posting the results of my diy striper in the official 2010 stripe thread:


    i have created some youtube videos about my lawn striper - please check them out!

    anyways this is my creation:




    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  7. 'Baccerman

    'Baccerman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I made a striper one rainy Sunday afternoon from $40 worth of materials from Lowes. Works well on right types of grass. Centipede doesnt stripe well, but the generic "yard grass " does ok. I dont think grass can tel the difference between a roller or a pipe. Filled pipe w/ sand. Attaches and removes very easily with snaplinks.:drinkup:

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  8. mshane

    mshane LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    The transformation is so surprising. I can't imagine how much work you have put in your backyard, but it's definitely worth your while. Good job and you should have a party to showcase your new place.
  9. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    Is that a Road King I see?? I have a Road King aswell. I love it. I sold my Dyna Wideglide a month ago and got the Road King. I was no longer comfortable on the Dyna and needed a change, I like the strait up and down sitting position rather than stretched out. The only thing that sucks is now I have to start all over again on the accessories :cry: No more Choppers and hotrods for me.
  10. 'Baccerman

    'Baccerman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Capemay: That is not a King. It is my 95 electraglide classic. When the bike was a couple months old (bought new in 95) I decided the tour pak was useless and got the backrest that was used on the old electraglide sport. Several guys in our Raleigh HOG group were doing this. Later(several years), HD came out with the Street glide.(ahead of our time?) This has been a good setup because I can have the looks of the king but stiill have the fairing and radio of the 'Glides.
    The old girl has over 60K miles on her and is a member of the family. Dont ride as much as I used to but it's there whenever I have a sunny Sunday morning free and need some "me" time . Motor is original, have done nothing but Andrews cam and new Sony radio with XM and CD. Wouldnt trade it for a 2011. I can still work on this one. No electronic garbage on the Evolution motor.One of the best vehicles I have ever owned and best dealer/service.

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