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Weight down walk behind.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJLC, Aug 2, 2000.

  1. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    When using a velke, my walk behind tends to wheelie up in front. My question is: Should you weight down the front or is this not a good idea on a w/b mower. If it is ok to do, then what would be the best way to do this, and how much weight? Thanks for any help.
  2. Jim White

    Jim White LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Instead of using the Velke, try sitting of the engine and learning to operate the controls backward, With this type of operator interface, you won't need to consider a rider in the future. Also be sure to have a good pair of asbesto's underware on, sometimes it get's a little hot up there on the larger accounts.
  3. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 246

    I have a 48 wb that I put leg weights on the arms of the front wheels. it works and it's cheap<br>
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,009

    jim white--I am familiar with the problem as described. dam* mower wants to cut before I am ready! I'm willing to try anything! whereinthehell can I get some of those undies?<p>GEO
  5. Jim White

    Jim White LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I had my maw sew me up a pair, when she was waiting on me in car while I mowed. I think she got the stuff from one of those asbesto's abatement companies, that are dumpin the stuff behind school. Also be sure to lather up with a good petroleum jelly, the undies will give you one hellava rash if wet yourself.
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I have a 35# weight on the front of my Toro W/B and it really helps. Its a piece of lead that I mounted to some bar stock and fastened to the frame.
    BTW what is this 2 for 1 day

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