Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Made my own Striping kit


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 04-10-2012, 01:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you ever find that you need to engage the striper and then disengage it? Or no?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 04-10-2012, 02:46 PM
PineHillLawn PineHillLawn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nixa, MO
Posts: 117
Rep Power: 4
PineHillLawn is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you ever find that you need to engage the striper and then disengage it? Or no?


Some yards it's not necessary to stripe, simply because the grass is mostly weeds. I can remove it pretty easy if I need to with just 4 nuts and bolts but so far I haven't felt the need to take it off. Even if I don't think the yard is going to stripe, it doesnt get in the way so I just leave it on, for now.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What's your view on this type of design versus a roller? Do you think they perform differently or no?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-11-2012, 06:18 PM
PineHillLawn PineHillLawn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nixa, MO
Posts: 117
Rep Power: 4
PineHillLawn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What's your view on this type of design versus a roller? Do you think they perform differently or no?

From what I've seen, yeah a roller is better, especially if you get the factory made ones that are spring loaded. The simple reason is, it would be factory made to fit your machine and the spring provides more downward pressure to "train" the grass faster. I've looked at several pictures the Scag does with the factory striper, and I think IMO, the roller does help more so than my version. It's more of an even blade fall than mine produces. However, for those of us who can't afford to shell out $400 for the roller, this is an inexpensive way to acomplish the same thing, even if it's not as pronounced.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-11-2012, 06:29 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

[quote=PineHillLawn;106121]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What's your view on this type of design versus a roller? Do you think they perform differently or no?[/QUOTE


From what I've seen, yeah a roller is better, especially if you get the factory made ones that are spring loaded. The simple reason is, it would be factory made to fit your machine and the spring provides more downward pressure to "train" the grass faster. I've looked at several pictures the Scag does with the factory striper, and I think IMO, the roller does help more so than my version. It's more of an even blade fall than mine produces. However, for those of us who can't afford to shell out $400 for the roller, this is an inexpensive way to acomplish the same thing, even if it's not as pronounced.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-13-2012, 10:22 PM
PineHillLawn PineHillLawn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nixa, MO
Posts: 117
Rep Power: 4
PineHillLawn is on a distinguished road
Default

[quote=Hedgemaster;106123]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineHillLawn View Post

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.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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??
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-16-2012, 07:46 PM
PineHillLawn PineHillLawn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nixa, MO
Posts: 117
Rep Power: 4
PineHillLawn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
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?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-06-2012, 11:17 AM
boog boog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 84
Rep Power: 5
boog is on a distinguished road
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PineHillLawn View Post
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
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Striping elitelawnteam1 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 2 02-17-2011 11:56 AM
lawn striping miked9372 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 18 11-27-2010 10:08 AM
Striping picframer General Talk 7 02-23-2010 09:42 AM
Striping Andrew's Lawn Care Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 0 06-03-2008 07:24 PM
Lawn Striping makbootzy Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 5 03-11-2008 10:08 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
Today 03:05 PM
by holymoly
23 5,411
lawn care business...
holymoly
Today 02:56 PM
Today 02:56 PM
by holymoly
0 16
color fliers?
holymoly
Today 02:32 PM
Today 02:32 PM
by holymoly
0 14
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
Today 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 336
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
Yesterday 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 211
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 09:35 PM
by avetslawncare
20 733
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by SC93
10 279
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
53 4,938
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
Yesterday 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 366
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 07:59 PM
by avetslawncare
3 88
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:27 PM
by biglee
14 384
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
Yesterday 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 61
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 416
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
Yesterday 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 372
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,197
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-16-2015 03:49 PM
by Steve
20 820
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 110
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-16-2015 03:38 PM
by Steve
3 169
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 7,895
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 118
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 138
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,129
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-15-2015 08:35 AM
by Bradcook21
7 820
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 323
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 152
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 197
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 433
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 162
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 371
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 192
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 299
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 800
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 254
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 3,869
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-10-2015 12:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
45 2,088
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 450
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,167
Shopping Centers
avetslawncare
04-07-2015 07:16 PM
04-10-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
7 356
Leaf Vac's?
ABurlison
11-07-2007 10:18 PM
04-10-2015 06:12 AM
by RSE
14 5,660
Grass and Leaf vacuum
captain200
04-07-2015 07:05 PM
04-10-2015 06:02 AM
by RSE
4 316
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
04-10-2015 06:00 AM
by Dan Tanner
19 914
I have a great idea!
biglee
04-05-2015 06:20 PM
04-09-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
4 363
lawn care school
kevinburch48
04-09-2015 09:13 AM
04-09-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
1 219
What do you suggest?
Growing Green
09-20-2011 09:56 AM
04-08-2015 03:09 PM
by Steve
8 3,092
Survey
Ducke
09-20-2011 07:27 PM
04-07-2015 11:33 PM
by SGL1
12 3,417
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
04-07-2015 10:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,224
Avoiding Clients
CHEESE2009
09-08-2011 10:58 PM
04-07-2015 06:05 PM
by GLAN
24 6,375
Mass/New Hampshire...
jcurr33
04-06-2015 09:48 PM
04-07-2015 04:19 PM
by jcurr33
2 265
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
04-07-2015 05:19 AM
by Chilehead
9 787
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
04-06-2015 09:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 505
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy