Velkies/Sulkies

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rodfather, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Has anyone ever tried foam filling any one of their 1 or 2 wheel velkies/sulkies. And what were the results too btw??? I'm interested in knowing what happened.

    Thanks guys...
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    You will BOUNCE All over the place.
    John
     
  3. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
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    Flat tire on a velke. One of the reasons I swithched to Pro-Slide.
    I have yet to have a flat on my slide. LOL
     
  4. Doc Pete2

    Doc Pete2 LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
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    Ron,
    I think you're running single wheel velkies. I switched to 2 wheel velkies. Ride is much better, and in two years I've yet to have a flat. The amount of pressure on a single wheel is unreal, which pinches the tube on the side and is cause of many flats.
    DP
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Elephant Nest told me to do the same DP. My problem is it's gonna be kind of expensive changing over since I have 7 or 8 of the one-wheeled type right now. Know what I mean?

    I did though last year foam fill all the front tires on my WB's...no noticeable difference in performance or handling there btw.
     
  6. Doc Pete2

    Doc Pete2 LawnSite Member
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    Well then.......... Regardless of other info, if it was me, I'd put the foam in "one" velky and test it.... Wa da ya think????
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good suggestion Pete...think I'll give it a whirl on one of the spares and see what happens. Not only are there rich people in Baaaaaaaaaaaasking Ridge, but some smart ones too.:D Thanks.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    One's not enough...thanks anyway but I think I will try and test one with the foam.
     
  10. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why not start to switch over tothe 2wheeled velky one at a time? I think they euse the same mount as the one wheeled as long as you are using the "velky" brand. Or if yo want to go to a castoring type like bullrider then do one crew at a time.
    Just an idea.

    The foam is a good idea. I wouldn't want to get the tires too "hard" because then the ride would be rougher. I reun prett low preasure in my sulky tires. You could use the slime tire sealent type of stuff in them. my trailer tires got full of thorns so I slimed both tires last spring and they have held ever since.
     

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