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Need Velke help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnstyler, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. lawnstyler

    lawnstyler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I just started a lawn care business and things are going well. 1 problem I am having is with my single wheeled Velke. It is leaving unwanted striping down the middle of my mower stripes. It makes it look like a 22' mower has cut the yard. Can anyone help with this? Are there Velke's out there that won't leave the unwanted stripes?

    On a separate not, if anyone knows of a good mulching or striping kit to add to my mower I would appreciate any leads.

    My mower is a 52' Exmark Turf Tracer WB.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Just take it off and walk the mower.
  3. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    You need an X2 Velke
  4. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    you can walk it or get a 2 wheel velky, a swivel 2 wheel is the best.
  5. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Maybe you have it mounted onto the mower incorrectly. Try moving the mounting plated down to the holes just above the ones you are using now...also consider getting a two wheel sulky. shouldnt have that problem and also will be much more comfortable to spread feet some
  6. lawnstyler

    lawnstyler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    For the past 6 weeks I have been mowing 10 yards every Saturday as mowing is my second job. Needless to say I finish the day with achy, sore legs and blistered feet. I have been walking behind the WB which is why I am trying to find a Velke that will not screw up my mediocre stripes.
  7. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    That's crazy. Get one, any one. It is 100% better on one's body.
  8. Cut It Close

    Cut It Close LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 125

    Velke X2 I use it with my 36" toro and 48" bobcat and the wheels are right in line with the mower wheels so striping is excellent.
  9. exmarkguy123

    exmarkguy123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Get jungle wheels. I have them behind my 60 turf tracer and that perform great! They ride smooth and dont leave unwanted marks.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    a 2 wheel sulky or proslide will solve your unwanted stripe problem

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