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DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-05-2012, 02:07 AM
Wondering what sulky would work best behind a 36" TTHP.
Havener offers a swivel wheel sulky that looks interesting, anyone use this type of sulky and if so what are your thoughts? Seems like that type would keep you right behind the controls the best of any.....

Anyone out there use Green Touch's two wheel sulky? $125 + ship is it worth it?

rstan2010
04-05-2012, 08:17 AM
Definitely go with the swivel wheel for a hydro. Makes reversing a breeze. I ordered the havner last week and i have to say it is built very well. They are going for 220 on ebay i offered 200 and they took it.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-05-2012, 03:47 PM
rstan - does the swivel wheel fold up and out of the way?

Hawkshot99
04-05-2012, 07:03 PM
I think the swivel might be big on a 36".

DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-05-2012, 11:05 PM
I think the swivel might be big on a 36".

Can I ask, what you do mean by this?

rstan2010
04-05-2012, 11:18 PM
rstan - does the swivel wheel fold up and out of the way?

I don't fold mine up but it can definitely be done.

fatboynormmie
04-05-2012, 11:38 PM
rstan what size mower are you running?

rstan2010
04-05-2012, 11:42 PM
rstan what size mower are you running?

48" bunton

Roger
04-06-2012, 07:47 AM
My 36" Exmark Viking was too small, too light, and too small footprint to handle a swivel sulky. Yes, it sounds great on paper, but it just didn't work -- sulky drove the mower. The TT might be a little heavier than a Viking, but the footprint has to be the same.

It did not handle a ProSlide either -- same reasons.

It does fine with a trailer model sulky.

TriCountyLawn
04-06-2012, 10:37 AM
IMO if your using a 36 then you probably need to WALK it cause it isn't a big property.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
04-06-2012, 10:49 AM
IMO if your using a 36 then you probably need to WALK it cause it isn't a big property.

Somewhat true and I do walk the small properties, but I have specific requests from homeowners and a townhome assn to use a WB on their properties. 1/2 ac plus. They got tired of Z's on their lawns. Thus, the reason for the sulky.

LandscaperPro
04-06-2012, 01:27 PM
How would your machine handle a single wheel sulky?

http://www.landscaperpro.com/mowersulkysinglewheellp4475000.aspx

TriCountyLawn
04-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Somewhat true and I do walk the small properties, but I have specific requests from homeowners and a townhome assn to use a WB on their properties. 1/2 ac plus. They got tired of Z's on their lawns. Thus, the reason for the sulky.

And soon they will be scared of your WB's with sulkys and want 21" mowers. Seen it before.

fatboynormmie
04-08-2012, 01:22 AM
My 36" Exmark Viking was too small, too light, and too small footprint to handle a swivel sulky. Yes, it sounds great on paper, but it just didn't work -- sulky drove the mower. The TT might be a little heavier than a Viking, but the footprint has to be the same.

It did not handle a ProSlide either -- same reasons.

It does fine with a trailer model sulky.

Hey Roger what brand of swivel wheel sulky were you running on your viking?

JCLM Canada
04-08-2012, 01:51 AM
Only sulky I've ever used is the Toro Tru-track? sulky. 2-platforms and 2 castor wheels. It worked well on a 36"wb.

Valk
04-08-2012, 02:04 AM
Only sulky I've ever used is the Toro Tru-track? sulky. 2-platforms and 2 castor wheels. It worked well on a 36"wb.

Last time I looked a Toro 36" floating deck dual hydro was just over 670 lbs. I believe an ExMark 36 TTHP is around 100lbs less. It makes sense to me that a substantially heavy mower will run a castered sulky much better than a sub-500lb mower.

Roger
04-08-2012, 06:49 AM
Hey Roger what brand of swivel wheel sulky were you running on your viking?

Bull Rider,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3XnWfsJfI

My version is an older edition. The difference is in the hitch. Also, mine is convertible, that is, can be switched from a caster mode to a trailer mode. I don't think the one in the video is convertible.

Notice they are running this show on a paved surface, not turf. Also, the mower is a 48" machine, not a 36".

The idea is great. But the 36" machine is too small to make it work. I continue to use mine in a trailer mode -- works fine, but can't quite make a true zero-turn.