Turflex Rollers, Need Opinion

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FatherandSon, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. FatherandSon

    FatherandSon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    We are running 2 Scag Turf Tigers, 2001-52" and a 2002 60". Neither stripe worth a darn..... Am considering trying the Turflex system and would like to know if anyone has used it and your opinion of it.

    Tried a roller system and the roller bent right away on rough lawns.

    Please let me know your opinion before I spend $200 plus


    Don Montross, Sr.
  2. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Sorry man i'm not sure, maybe do a search. :)
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you can make one for $60.00.plate of steel or a pipe.some chain and a few bolts.thats what i did
  4. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    ditto what he said, but I had a 3/8 inch steel rod, bought 20 bux worth of chain, cut it in 8 inch lengths, welded it on the rod, and u-bolted the rod to the rear axle. Works for me, but I did it mostly to disperse clippings into the grass as we have bermuda that doesnt stripe.
  5. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    yeah SCAG mowers dont stripe at all......

  6. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I'm almost complete with turf tiger chain roller kit.I'm using 5/16 chain.The whole thing weighs 50lbs,it bolts into rr pulley cover with existing hdw.Its pretty much complete,just need to fine tune and paint.I will post pics when complete.
  7. FatherandSon

    FatherandSon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Thank you all for your responses, is greatly appreciated. Lawnsmith, I sure am glad to see that your Scag's stripe so nice but ours do not. What can I say. Is embarassing when a customer tells you that they like their neighbors lawn that was done with an Exmark. We are trying, like the durability of Scag but cannot get either of them to stripe......
  8. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    just buy exmarks they last along time and they have a better cutt
  9. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    FatherandSon. what's your cutting height? it should be somewhere around 3.5" for some good stripes. Plenty of guys around here run SCAG's and they're all striping. It also depends on teh grass, broadleaf is generally harder to get to hold the stripe for more than a couple days.
  10. FatherandSon

    FatherandSon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    BS cut at either 3.5 or 4" depending on the growth, still can't get a stripe. Have to do something soon. Thanks for the reply

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