Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mmedley, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. mmedley

    mmedley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    i want to buy a velke for my exmark....whats the pros and cons to the 1 wheel vs 2 wheel model?
  2. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

  3. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Some don't like the one-wheeled velky because it leaves a stripe down the middle of each mowing path. If you are heavier a two-wheeled will leave less soil compaction plus it won't leave a stripe.
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    I've gone through multiple sulkies over the years. One wheeled sulkies eventually wear their connecting points in such a manner that over time the unit develops a big wobble - even to the point that if you don't shift your weight properly on turns it'll scalp the lawn with its corners... On the other hand, 2 wheeled units are more likely to clip trees, etc as you loop or pass by them.

    Oh yeah, and I go through crazy number of tires on a one wheeled unit. (And no, I'm not a big boy - 170#.)

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