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What WB mower does best Striping?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jarrells74, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Jarrells74

    Jarrells74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I am getting a new WB in the next few days, and was wondering which mower does the best striping? I really like the New Toro's. They are really nice.. How do they compare to the best WB's?
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    I do not know if it could be narrowed down to one, but SCAG does an excellent job as well as Toro. I know eXmark's do good as well. Lesco's are said to do good as well as Cub Cadets. I do not really think it can be any one mower, it might depend more on size of deck than brand name.
  3. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    most walk-behind mowers will leave good stripes as long as it has a good striping kit, such as rollers or chains.
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    1995 Gravely Pro 150-50" Stamped Deck With Medium Lift Blades.
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I am not into striping as far as chains and rollers... etc. But I do find that highlift blades tend to leave better "stripes".
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    A couple of factors that come into play on how well a WB stripes:

    1. Type of grass
    2. Length of grass
    3. Operator Knowledge
    4. Mower blade type
    5. Mowing conditions
  7. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a 48" Bob-Cat wb, it does an excellent job striping. I added a rubber flap to the back of it this past fall and it enhanced the stripes even more.
  8. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    There are many good opnoins on here but my dealer who sells toro and bobcat swears by the striping that a bobcat can do.He says hands down the bobcat stripes better.I run bobcat mowers and have to agree.:D I asked for a striping kit for my Z and the parts guy said "you need a striping kit for a bobcat?????"In my oppinon that should be all the info you need
  9. No chains, No roller, No help in striping....

    SO BHB why did you put a flap on your SCAG if it striped so well?...

    Ooops I forgot, you haven't cut growing green grass ever with it yet, so you don't know....

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  10. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Scag WB's stripe very well. I have a 52inch fixed deck with no stripe kit and it lays a beautiful stripe.
    BHB just wanted to "enhance" the striping on his Scag even more :D

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