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Old 03-28-2014, 08:53 PM
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I tried...see post 9. I don't like the 1 wheel because it messes up the lines, I don't like the 2 wheel because it continually goes through bushings and gets sloppy at the pivot points...Kage..quick release yoke, trailer bearings in the wheels, spring dampened, heavy guage steel, roomy platform
Thanks. And thanks for the link. I watched the video and unless all of that "technology" is just for show, it looks pretty impressive. The only part that didn't look user-friendly was when it was stowed away/chained up. I'm sure I'll still have jobs where walking will be necessary and those huge tires look like they may be in the way.

Aside from that, it all looked pretty nice.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:29 PM
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Exmark's standon hands down I'll never even consider a velky again http://www.exmark.com/pdfs/4500-435.pdf Been using ours since 2005 its still solid and running strong.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:37 PM
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So Velke is now owned by Wright manufacturing, that can't be the same thing I have on mine, and what's with the 2-wheelers?
Pretty sure its always been owned by Wright.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:42 PM
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No offense, but the one-line comments like "Brand X is GREAT", or "Brand Y is teh SUX!" are mostly useless.

No need to go into an 500 word essay, but some brief explanations on why you feel one is good, or another is bad would actually be helpful to someone who is trying to decide where to spend his hard-earned money.

If you do some searches there's lots of info.

As to the ProSlide, going over concrete, asphalt, up and down the trailer are all nono's.

The one wheel not only makes a line down the center but digs in on softer ground.

The X2 is very solid, comfortable, very maneuverable, with some practice you can back up easily. If you keep the bearings greased it will be a long time before you'll need a rebuilt kit. Its easily connected/disconnected, and can be chained up in seconds if need be. Can be bought brand new on ebay for about $300.

Never used the Kage but I'm not gonna spend $500 each to find out how it is.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:56 PM
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Velke Sulky 1 wheel. Just got it and its awesome.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:26 PM
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In your opinion what is your favorite Velke or Sulky? If you have a link to it could you post it also?

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Unless you want a 3rd tire track down the middle of a nicely striped lawn on every pass you take, I would not recommend a one wheel sulky. Personally I think it looks like crap.
The only sulky we use is the Bull Rider by Trimmer Trap. Its the smoothest sulky I've ever used. It turns very smooth and everything is greaseable. Follows the contour of the land very well and no problems backing up. The wheels are directly behind the mower wheels, so you still get nice striping. There is a slight learning curve, but once you get it... you get it..
The only thing you need to watch for, is turning to close to beds. If you drop either wheel inside a bed, as soon as you pull out of it, you'll rip up the edge. Goes for saying with most sulkies. We currently have the bull rider on our 61" Ferris DD WB and it's been on 3 different machines. It's like 5-6 years old and still ticking. I replaced the bushings on it once. Not expensive at all. That's a typical wearable part. Pretty heavy unit also.
Once you get over the sticker shock, you love this thing. Here's a link.... http://www.trimmertrap.com/the-jooml...ll-rider-sulky
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:37 PM
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I said single wheel is the way to go. Oh yeah....TWO WHEEL SUXX!!
Which two wheel sulky did you use that sucked so bad?
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:20 AM
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I have used most of them except the pro-slide....

JContracting uses the Go-slide and he loves it....

RLM just got a Pro-slide for his new SWZT and it looks sweet.

I don't know why people hate on the sliders.....

Whether you are using a 1 wheel or 2 wheel sulky, there will always be the possibility of turf damage.

I really want to try the Pro-slide...

Pro-slide users speak up!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:58 AM
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Which two wheel sulky did you use that sucked so bad?
It was years ago. No idea the brand. I just know I hated it. I hated the 1 wheel jobs too....just slightly less. I wouldn't ever use a sulky.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:09 PM
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Pro slide XT. Have used them for years. No third wheel stripes and better on your knees as they follow the contour of the ground and are not jarring over roots or holes in the lawn.
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