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Old 09-18-2013, 07:56 PM
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Does a sulky or velke really increase productivity?

Just as the title says, Im curious what the productivity gains will be if I spring for one. I currently have a Scag 36 walk behind and most of my lawns are 10000 sq ft give or take. If anyone has documented this, I'd be interested to know the results.

I'm also curious if most users mow with the shoot open to maximize the benefit.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:19 PM
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:27 PM
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Just as the title says, Im curious what the productivity gains will be if I spring for one. I currently have a Scag 36 walk behind and most of my lawns are 10000 sq ft give or take. If anyone has documented this, I'd be interested to know the results.

I'm also curious if most users mow with the shoot open to maximize the benefit.
Can you walk 4-7 mph nonstop for most of the day? No contest. A velke does nothing but increase productivity. I would never get done if I had to walk all day and would make much less money, although I only use a walk behind when I have to.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:32 PM
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Can you walk 4-7 mph nonstop for most of the day? No contest. A velke does nothing but increase productivity. I would never get done if I had to walk all day and would make much less money, although I only use a walk behind when I have to.
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Yep, once you are able to explain to the customer the reason for all the extra turf damage, the productivity will definitely be there.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:38 PM
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Yep, once you are able to explain to the customer the reason for all the extra turf damage, the productivity will definitely be there.
Pretty ridiculous assumption. If you know what you're doing you shouldn't have any turf damage. I use a ztr on postage stamp lots also without damage. Learn to operate your equipment and you'll be more productive with quality work.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:43 PM
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Pretty ridiculous assumption. If you know what you're doing you shouldn't have any turf damage. I use a ztr on postage stamp lots also without damage. Learn to operate your equipment and you'll be more productive with quality work.
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I beg your pardon. Turf damage is just the nature of the beast.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:50 PM
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I beg your pardon. Turf damage is just the nature of the beast.


I kinda agree with you.

Use the WB for a month, then use a velkie for a month and then tell us what you think about it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:30 PM
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With out a doubt!
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:32 PM
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Lets put it this way. I can double cut a yard with a velke in less time than it would take me to cut it once without a velke
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:47 PM
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Never had a complaint or make any turf damage from using a velke or ztr vs walking. If I had to walk I'd find another business.
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