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Posted March 01, 2010 - 05:23 PM

I normally just do the same thing every time I mow. I go around the perimeter a few passes to give me enough room so I can make the alternating stripes through the rest of the lawn.

Our lot is long and not all that wide so it kind of makes it pointless to try and change the directions each time I mow. It would be different if I was using a zero turn or something but the old Massey doesn't like to turn sharp. The MF8 could do it but then it would take longer then I would want to.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 08:07 AM

I mow a irregular shape area, so I just go in a pattern that covers the yard. I do try and switch directions each time though.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 09:50 AM

I just mow the same pattern every time. With trees, & other obstacles, I just aim to mow. Striping wouldn't work at all for me.

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 10:10 AM

I have an acre to mow, fairly square, so I try and go different patterns......Both my MF and National have full width rollers, so I try and stripe sometimes, but the grass isnt great, so it doesnt show up too well

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 04:02 PM

I just mow the same pattern every time. With trees, & other obstacles, I just aim to mow. Striping wouldn't work at all for me.


:ditto:
I just mow and dont worry about striping. As long as I get seat time on the Bolens I'm happy LOLPosted Image

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 04:17 PM

I just mow the same pattern every time. With trees, & other obstacles, I just aim to mow. Striping wouldn't work at all for me.


:ditto::ditto:

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Posted March 02, 2010 - 05:37 PM

I have found the fastest way to mow my lawn is to find the center and start there going around in a circle so that you are always making a full width cut non stop.

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Posted April 08, 2010 - 07:55 PM

hi everyone.

I want my first post to be about mowing grass, after 10 years of mowing professionally its something i know a little about.


I personally like to change directions every week, and i like to stripe grass. I make it a point to do so on almost every job. Of course zero turns make it much easier, and our grass here in the northeast allows for nice distinct stripes. For a while i had a striping kit, but it added a lot of weight, and our machines make nice enough stripes without it.



thanks to george for sending me the site link, glad i could join here.

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Posted April 08, 2010 - 07:56 PM

I was looking at some of the pics on your company's site and I am amazed at your striping abilities :D :thumbs:

I am glad you joined up and I will be seeing you at the plow day :D

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Posted April 08, 2010 - 08:16 PM

thanks george! I have soooo many more stripe pics on my old computer that i haven't moved over yet. those were some of the good ones, thanks for visiting the site. see you in a week!

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 06:14 PM

Those are some nice mowing stripes!

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 06:27 PM

Ghostevo:welcometogttalk:glad to have you here.

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 06:44 PM

I mow all four angles on mine; N-S, E-W, & both diagonals. I can usually see the last three tracks, so I know which one to do next! I think it's better for the grass not to mow the same every time. ~~ grnspot110

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Posted September 11, 2010 - 07:27 AM

I alternate between N-S and E-W. I have a zero turn which DEFINITELY makes it easier. I have found that if you don't stay on top of it, the back and forth causes the "windrow" effect. Alternating in a perpendicular direction minimizes this on the next mow. I mow about 3 acres with lots of trees and other obstacles, but I think the results justify the effort...and I like the nice straight stripes in the yard. (Wife says it's the German in me!)

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 09:33 PM

I have found the fastest way to mow my lawn is to find the center and start there going around in a circle so that you are always making a full width cut non stop.


:ditto::ditto::yeah_that:
One of my neigbors does the stripe thing...
Last year was lenth wise, this year diagonals.
And after reading this whole thread I still don't get the point :confuse:
I guess it's a matter of :pushmower: it has to be done vs. I want to do it :beerchug:




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