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to small for a velky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chris B., Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    What size WB would you consider to small for a velky? Belt driven by the way.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The deck size shouldn't matter, they all sport the same engines and trannies,
    the belt drivetrain, all that crap on the rear part of the frame is identical from one
    to the next... Look at the mower, the front deck is a separate piece of frame, you
    can take a 30" deck OFF from the back end and slap a 48" deck on it and it would still
    look normal, the decks are interchangeable (not that we do this, but they are).

    As for weight and traction and premature wear issues, if anything it's the bigger machines that might experience problems.
  3. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Would a Kohler 15 HP motor be O.K.?
  4. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    The LCO that just bought my old Scag 36" belt is running a sulky with a 12.5 Kohler---and it's a 1995 model with the original engine.
  5. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    I run a 36" gravely wb with a 13 hp kawi with a sulky
  6. Jacdanboy

    Jacdanboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Me to, and on pretty good hills, with no issues
  7. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Thanks Everyone!
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,937

    Deck size might matter. If you are intending to use a two wheeled model, check to be sure the wheels run inside the deck width. If you have a 32" deck, but the wheels have a 38" tread width, the wheels are running over uncut grass, and also may snag something that is beyond the edge of the deck.
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have a 32 with a 10.5 briggs on it. Pulls my 230 lb butt around easily.
  10. bone1

    bone1 LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Messages: 202

    32" with a 15 hp kawa. pulls hard.

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