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Old 02-24-2013, 06:15 PM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
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Sulky reviews over time....

Lots of results on the search feature for z turn sulkys. I m looking for people who have used the Havener Enterprises model over several seasons--I m looking for long term problems--how has it held up to abuse.

Thinking about mounting it to a 52" Exmark TTX
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:42 PM
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Two wheel Wright stander are on mine. They are heavy duty.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:15 PM
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Sulky reviews over time....

I bought a havener two wheeled sulky last season. After one season, the wheel bearings are pretty shot. It still rolls fine, there's just a lot of play in the wheels.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:36 PM
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are the bearings commercially available other than through havener
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:25 PM
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I've uses the Havener for 2 seasons, no problems yet. Can't beat the price either.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:33 PM
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I needed to get one in a hurry this spring and couldn't get the Havener as fast as a Bullrider. I have one season on mine a have been as happy as I can imagine being. Good luck.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:46 PM
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the bull rider is on the list....but there is over a $100 price differential and I m just trying to determine if going with the bull rider is $100 better spent
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:03 AM
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Any one of them will last you as long as you grease them regularly. Sulkies take a lot of abuse so it should be expected for the wheel bearings to be replaced after a season or two so as long as you dont go super cheap you should be fine.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:22 PM
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Lots of results on the search feature for z turn sulkys. I m looking for people who have used the Havener Enterprises model over several seasons--I m looking for long term problems--how has it held up to abuse.

Thinking about mounting it to a 52" Exmark TTX
I have had my 2-wheel Havener for 3 yrs or so now. It has performed great for me. Only problem I have had is flat tires, but that is no fault of the suly, just me running over stuff.

Prior to this I had a Jungle Jims sulky. It lasted around 2 years before the bearings were entirely shot in both wheels.

It looks like the wheel hubs/bearings are the same between both models, but with the same amount of maintenance the Havener has lasted better.

The part I like much more about the Havener is the price($200) vs Jungle Jim($300) and the way in which you secure the sulky when you want to walk. The Havener secures the sulky in a locked upright position, while the Jungle Jim has a chain that it swings on and hits you in the legs. The plus side of the Jungle Jim over the Havener is the positioning of the wheels. The Jungle Jim makes the front end of the walkbehind stay down slightly better when climbing a steep hill.
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