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Old 09-16-2014, 09:54 PM
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Kage sulky vs Wright X2

Hi everyone,

Which sulky should I get? The kage looks really nice, but have never seen one in person, and could not find too many reviews.(but the ones I read were good.) Or, are they junk and I should get a Wright X2. The sulky would be for a 36" belt drive Scag walk behind...

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bump..... no one?
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Buy the cheapest one money can buy! The savings should go to a hydro walk. You should probably just walk behind it unless you can find a used one until you have enough for a hydro mower.

Hydro mowers are nite and day from belt. I still have a belt 36 scag. That does not get used unless cutting super junk over grown stuff. For the effort it takes to use it, the extra weight pulling it around town, and the repair expense it is just easier to use a 21 on normal jobs.

I know you are thinking expense? Two coils and a muffler for a 15 hp kaw cost almost much as a whole fj180. You burn twice the fuel, tires and blades cost more. They are not as productive as you think.
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Buy the cheapest one money can buy! The savings should go to a hydro walk. You should probably just walk behind it unless you can find a used one until you have enough for a hydro mower.

Hydro mowers are nite and day from belt. I still have a belt 36 scag. That does not get used unless cutting super junk over grown stuff. For the effort it takes to use it, the extra weight pulling it around town, and the repair expense it is just easier to use a 21 on normal jobs.

I know you are thinking expense? Two coils and a muffler for a 15 hp kaw cost almost much as a whole fj180. You burn twice the fuel, tires and blades cost more. They are not as productive as you think.
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that is whet a lot of people say.... but couldn't I use the sulky on the new hydro too? I mean take it off of the 36 and put it on the hydro.... And, I find the 36" belt easy to use..... But, thx for the advice
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Go to Havener or Ebay and get a cheap sulky. Better yet spend the coin on a quality part. The Kage looks good and is on my next season list. The sulky will transfer to whatever hydro you upgrade to as well. BTW I have a belt drive older than most members and it pulls anybody I put on it just fine. Its a real energy saver on bigger lots in this heat.
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that is whet a lot of people say.... but couldn't I use the sulky on the new hydro too? I mean take it off of the 36 and put it on the hydro.... And, I find the 36" belt easy to use..... But, thx for the advice
I have no experience with the Kage but we've run X2's for years. They're great. If you keep them greased they last a very long time and if/when the time comes, rebuild kits are inexpensive.

I certainly wouldn't take the the advice of going the cheap route. The x2 will cost around $300 and it's well worth it.
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I have no experience with the Kage but we've run X2's for years. They're great. If you keep them greased they last a very long time and if/when the time comes, rebuild kits are inexpensive.

I certainly wouldn't take the the advice of going the cheap route. The x2 will cost around $300 and it's well worth it.
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To a new guy 300 bones can be a lot of money. I still have a Havener single wheel I paid 80 bucks for years ago that works just fine. Cheap doesn't always mean low quality.
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To a new guy 300 bones can be a lot of money. I still have a Havener single wheel I paid 80 bucks for years ago that works just fine. Cheap doesn't always mean low quality.
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And now you're interested in a Kage. I don't like a 1 wheel sulky but how much is the Havener now?

Pay once, cry once. For $300 the x2 will last a lifetime if not abused.
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And now you're interested in a Kage. I don't like a 1 wheel sulky but how much is the Havener now?

Pay once, cry once. For $300 the x2 will last a lifetime if not abused.
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Isn't the kage almost 700 or something?
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And now you're interested in a Kage. I don't like a 1 wheel sulky but how much is the Havener now?

Pay once, cry once. For $300 the x2 will last a lifetime if not abused.
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I haven't run wb as main mowers in years. I'm trying to give the guy options. He may not even have enough lawns of any size to put enough use on an expensive machine. Too many of us think everybody has unlimited funds and there is best of everything or nothing.
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