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Old 05-05-2006, 10:03 AM
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Two Wheeled Sulky With Solid Tires Ride Quality

Does anyone know if I would have better sulky ride quality (Not as bumpy/rough) with pneumatic tires instead of solid? It is a Cub Cadey Pro Sulky Two wheeled on a Scag SWZ 61" Walk Behind. See pic...

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Old 05-05-2006, 10:43 AM
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I would think that you would have to have a better ride quality with the pneumatic tires because they will absorb alot more shock and bounce than the solid ones. I was wondering how the ride was on the solid tires? I'd say it's obviously more stiff, but its probly nice to know you can't pop them... Do you like them... pros.... cons...?
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:04 PM
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It is really bumpy and rough

Not fun but real rough and bumpy.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:09 PM
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pneumatic will give better ride quality no doubt
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:58 PM
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pneumatic will give better ride quality no doubt

BUT will also give you more down time due to flat tires, and do lots of damage to clients yards due to those flat tires....


i got tired of fixing the flat/airing it up ALL the time so i wnet solid on the single wheel velke and havent looked back.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:46 PM
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I will probly get the solid tires on my sulky as soon as my pneumatic tires give me any trouble...
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:52 PM
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I ran over glass with my velke, phenumatic tire popped. Now i have to spend time gettin a new one.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:11 AM
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Have you ever used J-Thomas. They have a two-wheel sulky and they offer zero flat tires which are the same as air filled. check them @ j-thomas.com.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:17 AM
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BUT will also give you more down time due to flat tires, and do lots of damage to clients yards due to those flat tires....


i got tired of fixing the flat/airing it up ALL the time so i wnet solid on the single wheel velke and havent looked back.
Get a bottle of that pink or orange sealer stuff so you unscrew the valve then dump a bunch in there (read instructions), reseat the valve and fill with air and spin it a lot or go ride it for 5-10 minutes to spread the sealer.

Always pump that velke tire up to 50 psi, you will know long before it is flat that something ain't right. That's not to say it never happens but if I fix a flat once / year, that's a lot for me and I got tire-patch kits and spare inner tube and more sealant and an air pump right in the truck.

Couple of cans of fix-a-flat ain't never hurt nobody either lol
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:17 AM
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BUT will also give you more down time due to flat tires, and do lots of damage to clients yards due to those flat tires....


i got tired of fixing the flat/airing it up ALL the time so i wnet solid on the single wheel velke and havent looked back.
Well, wouldn't you stop if the tire was flat and take the sulky off? thats like trying to drive your car all the way home on two flat tires, just get the flat free tires for it
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