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Old 04-03-2003, 10:49 PM
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Hey Dog, ever notice how Gator Blades do not stripe as well. Not as much air lift created by the blade. I thought that was pretty wild when I first noticed it. I ran into the same problem over here. People had a hard time coughing up the $$. Alot of my commercial stuff was in other parts of town....even KY and IN.

You are correct, those Scag walk behinds really stripe awesome. Best I have seen. I did though have a 36 Snapper Hydro (to get into back yards with fence gates) and it striped better than any of the riders or bigger walk behinds I had. Truck mudflap......that's terrible....HeHeHe........!!

Wild, one thing to keep in ind (like said above) these things have only 1 purpose. The other thing they are good for however is for moving trailers. Just weld a reciever on the back...or front. But if you have a 3pt hitch on a tractor that is just as good, infact, quicker.
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Old 04-04-2003, 07:40 AM
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I picked up an '02 Grasshopper 225 (25hp, 61" midmount deck)yesterday. It was a trade-in on a bigger unit. Best part is it only has 95 hours on it.

It seems like a lot of money to do just one thing, but I got a lot of that one thing to do, so it makes sense (not really, but what the heck). Pics will be posted!
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Old 04-04-2003, 10:54 AM
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Nice choice, you will love it. I know a guy in the business that uses the grasshopper and they are top knotch also.


You are right about the blades, they will not stripe.
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Old 04-04-2003, 10:57 AM
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Default Gator blades not striping...

What if you double them up with a set of hi-lifts?
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Old 04-04-2003, 11:04 AM
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I am a Gravely and Toro Dealer on the west coast of Florida. Both make very good zero turn mowers for many different applications. We work on all the others and get a chance to see them all. There are lots of good products out there. The support is most important in making your purchase.
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Old 04-04-2003, 07:32 PM
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Check it out! I'm charging my buddies $10/hour to ride it!
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Old 04-04-2003, 07:37 PM
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Toro bought X-mark for the LazerZ...Toro deck...
We still have 1 Gravely walk behind...That things a tank !!!

I have 5-6 sets of Gator blades if anyone wants them..They Suck.
They slow the blade speed down...
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Old 04-04-2003, 07:55 PM
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Old 05-29-2003, 07:49 AM
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Here'a a sweet little workhorse. 1974 Cub LoBoy 6 ft mower deck
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:08 AM
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If you really want to stripe your lawn you need to have a roller. Mud flaps, chains, air flow, tire tracks, etc. only look like stripes and only last for a short time. Use a roller and you have a very distinctive pattern that last for several days or more - until you cut again. For residential use try a Simplicity - they have several models with deck mounted rollers.

Also, check out the book "Picture Perfect" (I think thats the name) by ????? Mellor (can't remember first name but I think it's David). It has a lot of great information on lawn striping.
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