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velke ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    I have an exmarkmetro hp 36". I just got a 2 wheel velke and on the back of my mower there are no center holes to attach the velke on. There are holes to the right and left of the back of the mower. Do i have to get an atachment from my dealer or from the manfuture or can I drill my own holes? How hard is it to drill the holes and can i mess anything up?

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    Go ahead and drill as long as you stay 1/2" or more away from the other holes. Plan on yearly tranny work. (still worth it, though)
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Center it and drill your holes
    Caution !!!
    Place a steel plate behind so if you go through the steel to fast you will not hit the belt......
    Been there done that !!!!

  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Yep, follow those fellas advice, and yes be careful of the belt directly behind where you are drilling. I think you may get alot of life out of your trany with the velke. I have one machine with nearly 1300 hours, all velke, and am only on my second trans. In any event, they are worth every penny!:p
  5. At the weight Mr. Fras weighs, I don't for see any tranni problems.

    I know that it came with an instrution manaul if it was new MR. FRAS.

    Call me I'll put it on and hook the chain to hang it up also.
  6. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    OK thanks guys. LGF i might be giving you a call one of these days.
  7. heybruck34

    heybruck34 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    This may be a dumb question but- Using a velke wears out the tranny? Is this because of the added weight (ME) the mower has to drag around the yard?

    Thanks for the help guys....
  8. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Yea you can wear out the tranny. Are 36" need it rebuilt at the end of each year because it started to stutter but it was covered under warrenty, we now have the velkie on are 48" and have no problem.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    I did not mean that the tranny needs to rebuilt every year. Mine has not been rebuilt yet. The problem I have is the shaft getting stripped. I am 175 lbs.
  10. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Well I weight 175 also and my dad weights 225lbs. Afterawhile when walking in second gear it started to stutter, don't know why but they rebuilt it under warrenty no questions asked.


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