Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Feb 9, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Anyone have any input on these units? Pro's & Con's of both units will be greatly appreicated. Will be using it on a hydro WB. Thanks for your input. Mowman
  2. lawnman

    lawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Mowman, I use the velke brand and find that they are awesome and a real time saver. They do not seem to stress the body out. I have not heard anything about the Jungle Jim, but I know a landscaper that owns the Rocket wheels and loves it and has had not problems with it. Hope I have helped you.
  3. None of the above.<br>Try model tr-196 at<br>
  4. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    I have been told by a couple of people that Velke's are well made if I do get a sulky for my scag I will be getting one of these.<p>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
  5. Ground Effects

    Ground Effects LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I've been using the jungle wheels couldn'tell you much about the others.<br> So far I haven,t been to the chiro-kracker!<br>One thing I like about them is how the wheels on them follow the same tracks of the mower rather then having one single track down the center.
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Lawrence,<p>Have you had good luck with those? I bought 4 a few years back and had terrible luck with them. All 4 broke, litterally came apart in 2 peices before the end of May that year. We wound up totally rebeuilding/reinforcing them by mid summer.<p>I still remember the feeling of your sulky going one way and your mower going the other. It felt like you were stretchman, the toy they had for kids years ago.<p>I paid like 1000.00 for all 4 and sold them at the end of that year for 150.00 total. One of the biggest peice of junk equipment I ever actually purchased.<p>I hope/I'm sure they've made changes (I see the wheels are bigger) They must have or they wouldn't still be selling them and you wouldn't be recommending them.
  7. Actually I don't have the exact models they<br>sell today. I bought 2 of the first generation models. They called them model<br>1994 for they were made in 1994.<p>They are made very heavy duty. With a 3/4 inch square tube frame with diamond plate<br>steel. The first ones (1994) models had<br>square corners and I cut them on the diagonal<br>like the newer ones so the would not come<br>into contact with buildings etc. I also<br>cut the rear roller off.<p>I have fabracated 3 more mounting plates so<br>I can use them on any of my five machines.<p>Actually I have a WTB ad at<br>looking for used units at add to the fleet.<p>Maybe I should reconsider buying 2 more of<br>the new units. Turf specialites is working<br>up a price for me on two of the newer models<br>that will be changed to use the 1994 attachment.<p>Thanks for the heads up maybe I will just<br>buy one unit to test.<br>
  8. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
    Messages: 207

    I agree with Lawrence. The turf rider is excellent. I broke one and they sent me a new one, no questions asked. They changed steel suppliers and the new one is heavier. I like not being pulled away from the controls.&lt;p&gt;John
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Be still my beating heart, there is harmony in the world. :)
  10. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
    Messages: 207

    Lazer-<p>You're too much. :)&lt;p&gt;John

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