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what about lead or other heavier metals? though it doesn't get much heavier then lead barring uranium XD steel is pretty light compared to other high density materials.
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I made my first one and it worked ok but it just wasn't heavy enough. Here is what it looked like...Photobucket


So after thinking about a PVC one and going through all the hassle of making it and making sure it didnt get snagged on anything on a customers property, or get caught under the deck, I decided I would just bite the bullet for the Factory Made one. It's very expensive, $400, but after I mounted it on and used it just one time I could instantly see a huge difference in how much better it stripes. I'm not saying the PVC or a rubber flap isn't going to work, they do, but the factory made one that fits my Scag mower is spring loaded and presses the grass down so well, I'm glad I went with it. I paid for it in a weeks worth of mowing so I figured I'd be better off and it'll look more professional to go that route. Here's how the factory on looks on the machine

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Dont Mow to the dirt either....keep a little length to allow the grass to lay in that direction. Although Im a fan of stripes / making ingenious things like this, I dont like this pvc thing Ive been seeing. it looks awkward, goddy and tacky. you might as well wear golf shoes for aerating too. I know youll be offended but I am entitled to my opinion!! lol
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Dont Mow to the dirt either....keep a little length to allow the grass to lay in that direction. Although Im a fan of stripes / making ingenious things like this, I dont like this pvc thing Ive been seeing. it looks awkward, goddy and tacky. you might as well wear golf shoes for aerating too. I know youll be offended but I am entitled to my opinion!! lol

LOL. Well I modified it a bit to look more 'proper' and less of a piece of crap hahaha. (still a piece of crap though)

BUT STILL, the damn thing is just a disaster. I didn't spend more than $20 on the entire thing, so it was worth a shot.

ALL IN ALL: PVC unfortunately SUCKS!

I'm a fan of putting 1000 screws into everything, but screws and pvc don't work. I had to put wood inside the tube in order to keep the hooks from ripping off.

When I adjusted the chain, the length was perfect to the point I would never run over the pvc, that was the only good thing that came out of this.

I'll take a pic maybe tomorrow of what the final modification looks like, and you guys can be the judge. Personally, I can't wait to throw it all out lmao.
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ALL IN ALL: PVC unfortunately SUCKS!
PVC works, your just not using enough weight. It has to be heavy enough to bend the grass. Get a 3" or 4" PVC pipe and I bet you a coffee it works.

I spent less then $10 on mine but I spent some time finding out what does and doesnt work first.
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Scott how about some pics of what it can do to a lawn
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use an Iron pipe instead of ABS Wastepipe. lead flashing is REALLY heavy too.
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