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This $59 tool is a roller that bolts onto the back of your push mower to crush grass, generating the “striping” effect you see on baseball fields and golf courses.  The good news: it’s easy to install, and the stripes look cool.  The bad news: the stripes only last a short time, and if you don’t mow perfectly straight, everyone will know.  Of course, I don’t imagine straight mowing will be a problem for this tool’s fully-anal target market. 

The striping does look cool, though.  And I’d bet you could build yourself one of these out of some pipe and spare parts with a little time and welding.  Check out the company’s direct-sale website for lots more information and tons of pictures.

(Thanks for the tip, Dale!)

The Lawn Striper [LawnStriper.com]
Street Pricing [Google Products]

 

7 Responses to Stripe Your Lawn, Just Like Baseball’s Outfields

  1. jeff says:

    I bet a guy could get a similar effect by just attaching some steel pieces to the flap on the back of the mower. With enough weight, the flap would bend the grass over in the same way and there wouldn’t be a drum to kick and trip on. Oh and your wallet would be $60 heavier.

  2. chs says:

    But what, exactly, is the point? I just don’t get it. Stripes. On a lawn. *YAWN*

  3. Brau says:

    Now, if you were to make it more like a brush and have it counter-rotate by rubbing on the rear wheels, maybe the stripe would stay longer. Can’t think of a reason I’d want this at all, and why a 2×4 wouldn’t be a lot cheaper.

  4. Trevor Dyck says:

    Fill a pipe with concrete, the rest is minor details. That’s how I’d do it anyways.

  5. Roscoe says:

    If you’ve got a Northern lawn, just mow it taller, it’ll stripe itself and be healthier. You really only need a striper if you’re trying to stripe Southern grasses or you butch your Northern yard.

    Here’s some pics of striped yards, notice how few used a striping roller: http://www.scag.com/showyourstripes.html

  6. RobinB says:

    Or you could use a reel mower, better for your grass, and you’ll get stripes.

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