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Old 03-04-2004, 06:58 PM
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Will Belt Drive Pull a sulky

Will a Bunton 12 HP Onan 48" Belat Drive be able to pull a Sulky or no?
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:00 PM
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belt drive sure....12hp not on an incline....
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:06 PM
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Thats fine i can walk up an incline but you think it will pull me around good? i weight 270 pounds
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:08 PM
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no way, it would barely pull me slower than i can walk and I weigh 190 it would just be faster to walk..
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:03 AM
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I have a 48'' scag with a 15 kohler and a toro with a 15 kawasaki and i use a velke on both with no problems and im about your size
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:25 AM
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No offense intended, but 270 lbs concentrated on 1 or 2 small tires might leave some nasty ruts. Just my opinion...
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:35 AM
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We have 12.5 Kawi on a 36" belt ,and a 17 kawi on a 48" belt, lots of uneven terrain and hills,jungle wheels sulkies, and ours do just fine.By the way, the lightest guy in our crew is 225lbs.We have no problems with rutting, either.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_8_6.gif' border=0></a>
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:34 AM
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I dunno impact.........A 12 hp Onan is pushin it with a 270 lber on board.....

I would try an get a little more hp, if you haven't already gotten the Onan.......
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:26 AM
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WHoa! Thanx bastalker--->Sorry, I thought it was a 36" deck, it seems already under powered w/ a 12HP on a 48" deck, let alone trying to ride a sulky even at 170lbs...Get a bigger mower / motor combo if you haven't already purchased this mower.....pay no attention to my previous post...I think I'm slowly going crazy waiting for spring!!
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:21 AM
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I run a single wheel velke on my Scag 48" belt drive with 15 Kohler.... no problems, Hills are OK too.....
HOWEVER.. I only weigh 160....
I would think it might be OK on level lawns.. but hills or tall/heavy growth and you probably will have a problem.
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