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Built a Velke

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DavidD, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    I guess its a velke i forget if Velke is a name brand .... I got bored last weekend so i decided to build a little something...

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  2. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    It took about 10 hrs but i was bored..

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  3. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    I have a mill and lathe makes things alot easier..

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  4. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    Trying to get the right height was quite interesting.

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  5. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    Works quite I might try a single wheel for my other walk behind.

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  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Looks pretty good! How much did it cost you? Isnt it a great feeling to build something like this and know youve saved tons of money?! I am currently figuring out how to build a single wheel sulky that works better than the regular single wheel velkes. Have some good ideas so far, but still not ready to start cutting steel yet, I will post pics of it when finished. I wish I had a mill and a huge commercial grade drill press. IF I had a mill, I could turn out some great things! Yeah, a mill, commercial drill press and a Millermatic 250, now that would be the set up! Wish I had the money!
     
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  7. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Messages: 108

    I'm not sure.. I had the steel and the wheel's were donated from a old pressure washer. I think i have around 30.00 in bearings and bushings.
     
  8. dhunterd08

    dhunterd08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I wish i had that kind of mind.....
     
  9. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Just think, if you were to buy one from a dealer, one like that would be around $350-$400 !!!!! Ive always said all sulkies are WAY overpriced, all they are is steel and wheels??? Talk about greedy companies!! Have you though about trying to build a few of them and sell them to other LCOs? If enough of us did this, we could bring the prices down on the sulkies for good.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's pretty good...
     

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