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willjones4
11-30-2007, 12:13 AM
I have been talking to several LCO owners and others about mowers lately. I have about 15 accounts and used a JD tractor and some homeowner crap this year. Id like a ZTR but I know I cant really afford it with the money I have (I also need to get my trimmer, blower, etc outta this $4K). One guy told me that with the walk behind you cant keep up with it walking after 2nd gear. Is this true? I wouldnt mind having a sulky but I dont know if the wb could pull my big ass (6'5 325 lbs). Any advice is apprecated.

willjones4
11-30-2007, 12:34 AM
btw, Id like something with a floating deck...

Grits
11-30-2007, 02:02 AM
Wow, you are a big fella!
That being the case.....think about looking for a used hydro WB. I don't recall seeing a belt drive with a floating deck and the hydros would probably pull your giant-self around easier than a belt drive would. I currently use a 48" belt drive WB with Jungle Wheels. It does fine. I can put it in 3rd gear and keep up with it without the sulky, at a brisk pace. You should be able to stretch the $4000 to buy what you need if you buy a used mower and new handhelds......you'll probably have a couple hundred left over.

jiggz
11-30-2007, 02:22 AM
i can keep up with my bobcat 15hp 32 in 3rd, 4th if im feeling good

TREEGUARD
11-30-2007, 07:37 AM
Belt drive mowers 4th gear all day. Someone of your size you might want to use a hydro or get your self a stander you'll have no problems with that.

Runner
11-30-2007, 12:58 PM
For a dude your size, go with a hydro, and it will pull you all over the country side all day everyday. A two wheeled sulky is a must, and get a TOUGH one. You, in particular, will want to keep your sulky tires pumped up a bit hard, too.

willjones4
11-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys. Hydro it is. I was thinking two wheeled sulky too, as one wheel might dig a trench all over the turf with me on it! Thnaks again...:waving:

willjones4
11-30-2007, 03:14 PM
A two wheeled sulky is a must, and get a TOUGH one.

I have zero knowledge of those. Have any recommendations?

SNAPPER MAN
11-30-2007, 05:48 PM
I use my 15hp 32" mower in 4th gear all day with no sulky. Its a matter of what your used to.

paul vroom
11-30-2007, 10:00 PM
I am 6-4 225. I was 250 on a good day. I use a quick 36 sam and walk. It paid off with the weight loss. It really toned up my tummy, legs and buns. My wife calls me stud again. :weightlifter: Think about it, good luck.

Grits
11-30-2007, 11:56 PM
I am 6-4 225. I was 250 on a good day. I use a quick 36 sam and walk. It paid off with the weight loss. It really toned up my tummy, legs and buns. My wife calls me stud again. :weightlifter: Think about it, good luck.

It's funny you do that because every once in a while, I will think that it would be a good idea to disconnect the jungle wheels and walk the yards. I always give up after about 1 yard!!!!!:laugh: I really do have good intentions starting out though.

wooley99
12-01-2007, 01:27 AM
I'll walk yards all day long in Oct and Nov. Come Jun, Jul and Aug my excessively sweating a$$ is looking for something to stand or sit on by the time I load the trailer. I can keep up with my Toro W/B comfortably in 2nd. Third is like jogging and 4th is running and I don't even like to run when chased. I may be out of shape but it's only because I'm lazy.

willjones4
12-02-2007, 01:33 AM
I aint built for running. Loping maybe, but not running...lol :walking: