I have used a velke for years. I like to chain it up to the lawn mower when its on the trailer so I have more space. I noticed after a few years of doing this with my Scag that the frame on the handle bars was cracked. I think the weight of the velke bouncing up and down on the trailer caused it. Has anyone else had this problem? I don't know what else could have caused it. The way it was designed to bend in the middle made it not take up to much space in the down position because it would fold. Its replacement takes up much more space in the down position so it is much more of a concern now. Do I give up the space or risk the same thing happening to the new mower? Here are some pics of the older cracked frame. What do you think caused the cracks?