Sulky/Velke

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RGM, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 979

    A sulky is what you sit on a velky is what you stand on for all who think there the same.
     
  2. advantage landscapes

    advantage landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    No, they are both the same thing. A velke is a brand made by wright. There are "sitting" sulkies but not all are.
     
  3. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 979

    Your right but here in baltimore area if you ask for a sulky you get a sit down for years around here the only stand up was the velke brand so that what we call them here
     
  4. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    X2 with above comment
     
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    Unfortunately, most of the world doesn't live in Baltimore. Regoinal usages of words are just that, regional.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    For years and years, that is all this industry saw was sit down sulkies. I had one for one of my first John Deere wb's back in the early 80's. Ironically, I had the idea for a stand up sulky way back then. :hammerhead:
    A gentleman by the name of Jim Velke put these wheels in motion (pun intended) with the manufacturing and sales of this accessory, and went from there. He has graced these pages before and talked to us here on Lawnsite, and is a very nice guy. It is just so cool to have your name become synonymous with the industry and actually become a eponym. ( http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=175755&highlight=xerox )
    Here is a very similar thread to this very same subject :)
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=75453&highlight=xerox
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    For years and years, that is all this industry saw was sit down sulkies. I had one for one of my first John Deere wb's back in the early 80's. Ironically, I had the idea for a stand up sulky way back then. :hammerhead: No, honest...I did!:laugh:
    A gentleman by the name of Jim Velke put these wheels in motion (pun intended) with the manufacturing and sales of this accessory, and went from there. He has graced these pages before and talked to us here on Lawnsite, and is a very nice guy. It is just so cool to have your name become synonymous with the industry and actually become a eponym. ( http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=175755&highlight=xerox )
    Here is a very similar thread to this very same subject :)
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=75453&highlight=xerox
     
  8. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    I thought that a Velky was the one wheeled, and the Sulky was two wheeled. But twhat do I know, we only have one walk behind and its only a 36".....
     
  9. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    It's kinda like Kleenex, it's gotten to where the brand name has become the name for all products in that line even if made by somebody else.
     

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