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  • #16
    [QUOTE=Hedgemaster;106123]

    Yeah, it's essentially doing the same as the "flap" on the back of a push mower.

    Heck. I may try and rig something similar up to my walk behind if it doesn't get in the way.

    Thats just it, its a flap style and while I think it works fine for the time being, I hope I can get the roller soon to make them really pop. I do think its great for someone on a budget to make themselves. Just a few bolts and a bar floor mat and you get a pretty heavy stripe kit that will work.

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    • #17
      If you were to experiment making one with a roller, have you thought about how you would do it? Or how you would ad some spring tension to it??
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      • #18
        If you were to experiment making one with a roller, have you thought about how you would do it? Or how you would ad some spring tension to it??

        Yeah I've thought a piece of PVC pipe with either sand or cement inside then a couple of arms coming down so the PVC can roll. I havent really worked it out on paper or anything, just a thought right now, but if you put a threaded rod through the center so it could let it spin I think would be a good choice. I'm not sure yet on a spring but I'm sure it could be done.

        The real question is, would it be cheaper to go through all that rather than just buy a factory made one?

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        • #19
          pvc gets beat to death i tried it on a deere 757 laid nice stripes for a week then it feel apart i had a metal pipe on the inside and it got bent bad
          good thick rubber on the back of the deck works good

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          • #20
            Yeah I've thought a piece of PVC pipe with either sand or cement inside then a couple of arms coming down so the PVC can roll. I havent really worked it out on paper or anything, just a thought right now, but if you put a threaded rod through the center so it could let it spin I think would be a good choice. I'm not sure yet on a spring but I'm sure it could be done.

            The real question is, would it be cheaper to go through all that rather than just buy a factory made one?
            I made mine so it rolls without a rod. Just used screws and washers with a chain. It cost under $10 to make but I had a few parts on hand. So far I been using it almost a month without any problems.
            http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=16547

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            • #21
              good design! i love it. i like it because u can go in reverse and not run it over. i wonder if you add a second peice of rubber right on top and make it 2 inches or so longer if it would improve it. it would make it heavier and have more surface area of rub/lay. just a thaught. thanks for sharing. i would like to design and make one myself but i think i dislike the Pipe style/method. this sqeegee method seems good.

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              • #22
                good design! i love it. i like it because u can go in reverse and not run it over. i wonder if you add a second peice of rubber right on top and make it 2 inches or so longer if it would improve it. it would make it heavier and have more surface area of rub/lay. just a thaught. thanks for sharing. i would like to design and make one myself but i think i dislike the Pipe style/method. this sqeegee method seems good.
                It worked fairly good for a homemade job, and your right, more weight would definetly be better. I finally decided I should look more professional both in looks and quality provided and got a factory one. It's amazing! I don't think the one I made would ever get the stripes going like the factory one does. Right outta the gate it made a huge improvement!!!! $400 is a lot to spend but now I'm done monkey'n around trying to get the homemade to get good results.

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