Looking at Swivel Wheeled Sulkies

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by LandFakers, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nah, no problem loading or anything. And I just step off mine for steep slopes if I need to walk and sometimes the same for turning on really soft turf. They're pretty big/heavy units usually and not very suitable to chaining up to the bars like you can with a single wheel. I can just pull a pin on mine and take it off quickly and then just chain up the bracket. Mine is a Bullrider. I think they got rid of the caster/trailer option on the new ones and they are caster only now.
     
  2. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Darryl, does weight play a role at all with the swivel wheel sulky? I always wanted one but thought i weighed to much, just thought it would be harder on the hydro system. With the trailer sulky when you turn you're just turning the machine and pulling the operator, and with a swivel you actually are turning the machine,and the person on the sulky.. Bye the way i'm 6ft 250lbs...
     
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks a lot for the Info Darryl!
     
  4. Darryl G

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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't have any experience with it but it looks pretty decent and sturdy. They have a 7 day no questions asked return policy, which is nice. Just make sure your feet fit on it comfortably. My feet don't fit well on some of them in size 12 steel toed boots.
     
  7. LandFakers

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    Im a size 12 as well. The sulky I have on my 36 barely fits my foot. Think I will email the manufacturer and try and get a measurement on the platform. Dealer wont take it out of the box :nono:
     
  8. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use the Havener caster wheel sulky on a Scag 36" hydro, 16hp. They are built very well and one thing I like is the quick release pin where it mounts to the mower. You can attach/detach the whole unit in 2 seconds if you want to mow very steep hills without it. It is also pretty easy to chain it up to the bars using the hole drilled in the platform but it is kind of heavy.

    As far as maneuverability, one of my guys weighs about 190 or so and mowed a pretty steep decline using it with no issues turning.
     
  9. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
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    I used the swivel wheel sulky from these guys:

    http://www.selbro.com/id3.html

    Used it with a 60 turf tracer with a 20hp Kawasaki. Was a great sulky, quite heavy though but had convenient grease fittings and was very durable. Loved backing up with it a lot easier than pivot arm sulkies. If your mower has at least a 17-18 hp engine it should pull your weight being a hydro drive as well IMO.
     
  10. Blade Runners

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    edit to my above post...Selbro is the one I have. Got the names mixed up.
     

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