Jungle Wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    I have a velke on my 48" WB, and i hate how it leaves taht extra line in the middle....

    so i went to the dealer and he quoted me $250 for jungle wheels... so what im asking, is.... is that a good price? is their cheaper? and where at? is their any other route i can go becides jungle wheels and walking.... i dont really wanna walk it, because on friday i just picked up a church, and its about 5 acres. thanks.
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    i found this on ebay for $250, is it good, anyone ever used it with casters like this?
     
  3. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    here it is...its green but you could paint it any color you chose..the best sulky on the market if you ask me

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  4. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    there is bracket that mounts to the mower and then the sulky itself is easy on and off with 2 pins
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    My opinion on your situation....

    Sell some of those extra 21"ers.

    Sell your 48" and get a ZTR in the 52"-60" class.

    With 37 lawns, you need one.

    So this way you'll have the new ZTR, the 36" WB for gated area's, a 21" for REAL SMALL gated areas, and then your 2 cycle stuff.

    VERY productive and popular setup.
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just read your other post about the 36 needing an engine.

    That changes things a bit.

    Do what I said above, but get rid of the 36 and just run the 48" for small areas.
     
  7. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 427

    Have you considered a Bull Rider? They are dual mode sulkies offering both castering and trailing modes. I paid $300 for mine and I don't regret it at all.

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  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    i see what you mean, but i really dont want to get a ztr until i get a bigger truck, either a used beater for around 3 grand or a new gmc 3500 diesel (i can get a good deal on one). and then i would get a ztr and a 24ft enclosed trailer. thing is, what if i get bigger and need that 48wb? ive bene growing like crazy latley, in march i had 6 customers, right now i have 40!
     
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    does the part where you put your feet drag at all and give an extra stripe there? i would be conserned about that, and if it doesnt im extremly intrested in em.
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you need to prioritize a bit more.

    You don't mention your truck on your sig.

    Your talking a used beater truck for 3 grand or a NEW GMC 3500 Diesel???? That's roughly a 40 GRAND difference!!!

    Get an adequate truck, a 16x7 dual axle open trailer with a side gate, get a ZTR, sell whatever WB you want, and make money!

    With 40 lawns (one being a 5 acre church) you should be pulling down at least $40-50 grand a season.
     

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