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One or Two

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scagman, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Thinking about buying a sulky for my 32" scag belt drive. Which of the following are the easiest when on a belt drive:

    One wheeled velke

    Two wheeled velke
  2. Clint

    Clint LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 97

    how bout a proslide?
  3. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    I think a belt drive mower would have more trouble with a proslide. The proslide must result in more friction than any sulky.
  4. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    I have a 32 toro and run the 2 wheeled jungle wheels.
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I would recommend that you find a non-pivoting unit that has two caster wheels.
  6. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    Go for two, I did and I think they're great.
  7. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 397

    my friend made the mistake and went ahead and bought the one wheeled and he hates it now that he tried my jungle wheels. Plus the jungle wheels will stay in the same lines as the one on you mower. with the one wheel you have one goofy lookin' line right down the middle of your stripe. That's just something to think about.
  8. Velke X2 max tire width 27" tires are 3.25" wide.

    Lesco 36" min tire width 23"

    Exmark Turf Tracer min tire width 32".

    So on some mowers it may come close to the tire tracks but not all.

    One wheel line down the middle making 3 lines does look bad.

    Jungle wheels wear out to fast. Hard to hang up out of the way.

    Castered sulkies are too much to turn on a belt drive.
  9. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I've used both kinds, and I prefer the two-wheeled version. It's just more comfortable, and more stable. I'm a big guy, and the two-wheeled model was better on my knees and ankles. The velke that I bought with my Scag, is painted the same color as the mower, and the way it pivots, it doesn't "jackknife"
  10. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 397

    thats a good point lawngodfather about how it fits in some tire tracks and not others. If you dont like the jungle wheels then which brand do you like??

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