Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikeymike, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. mikeymike

    mikeymike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Are there any tips or tricks to using the velke? I know practice makes it easier but I just wanted to ask the professionals.....
  2. Keep both feet on it............

    Lean into the turn.

    from AL
    Messages: 656

    I prefer to have my employees walk on the smaller props.
  4. hubb

    hubb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Yeah, watch your nuts when your coming off of a hill and about to make a turn. :eek:

    (not that I've ever done that!;) )
  5. He asked for tip's, not what you have your imaginary LCO do.

    Where's the pics of this imaginary LCO you have, your credibility is close to rock bottom.
  6. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    I purchased a velke for my hustler a month ago.I have tried to use it at home but ooo I am terrible at it but my 10 year old son really shows me up on it.I really havent given it a fair chance yet.When I get a chance and nobody is around I will try to learn it also.
    Thanks Mike for the tip I will lean into it next time then proably fall over the place cause I will still do something stupid:D
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    just think of it as a big ski....and don't hit your nutz either.
  8. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Not sure cause we primarily spray, and the few yards we do mow we don't use a velky. But it would appear to me that if you would practice on a parking lot, or even a wide open area without the blade running so you are concentrating on learning to keep your balance without worrying about your cut or uneven spots in the yard. Just an observation, not necessarily fact.:)
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    at the end of the day we always have races with the mowers and its more fun racing with a sulky on. The guys always look forward to end the day on a good note. Sometimes we will have it that the guy that wins gets free breakfast the next day.
  10. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    What are your nutz doing on the ground? LMAO

    I've used one for ten years and never hit my boys.

    I have had the mower roll back and twist my ankle.

    If you stand on it and try to find a wide open area to pratice it is really easy.....

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