View Full Version : Velkie or sulkie on Metro 36" with 15 hp Kawasaki Twin Cylinder

08-07-2001, 01:47 PM
I have an Exmark 36" Metro belt drive walk behind with the 15 hp Kawasaki V twin engine. How do you think this mower would handle a stand up velkie or sit down sulkie (correct terminology?) ?. I weigh 190. I would appreciate your input.


08-07-2001, 01:59 PM
Your Mower Should Have No Problems With Either Type Sulky.
Mine Handles A Jungle Wheels Sulky Fine With Less HP & More Weight.
(Scag 12.5KH 36 inch Cut 200Lb. )

08-07-2001, 02:30 PM
My Lesco 36" 14hp Kaw belt drive had no problem pulling a guy thet weighed 320#

By the way he was also 6'9" tall and that's what he started the seasons out with, he went down to about 280# by September

Yours shouldn't even see a difference.


08-07-2001, 04:53 PM
15 HP is plenty to pull you around. The only possible problem is stripping the teeth on the shaft driving the trans. Keep an eye on it for wear.

Richard Martin
08-07-2001, 04:53 PM
My 36 used to have a 12.5 Kaw and it pulled a Velke just fine.