my new homemade sulky

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by rookiemower, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    heres some pics of the sulky i made on Friday. it works great and the pivot points are in the perfect spots. if you dont have a sulky, get one. one of my lawns that usually takes 40 min. by myself took 25 :cool2:



  2. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Posts: 313

    That's an awesome thing to make! GREAT work and GREAT PHOTO!!!
  3. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 81

    Nice welds. It look great. I can't tell from the picture, but you might want to make sure there is enough reinforcement for the axles. They take a lot of abuse and I've seen some that have bent the side of the foot platform on homemade sulkies.

    What kind of welder? I just bought a Miller 135 and can't wait to put it to use.
  4. equipment_lister

    equipment_lister LawnSite Member
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    If you notice most manufactured sulkys have bushings and grease fittings at all the pivot joints and axles/wheels. If you do not have a way to keep grease on these joints it will start to wear and bind over a short period of time maybe 1-2 seasons. You may also want to add some no slip to your platform, when your footies are wet. Your welds look good nice job!!! I just wanted to point out that with the right design this could last a very long time.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Good work Bill.
    I can't tell for sure, but it looks like you are missing one pivot point... You need a horizontal pivot- so the right or left wheel can go over bumps and into dips and pivot that direction. This also makes a performance difference when turning (especially with a hydro drive but i know yours is belt).
  6. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    :) i know about the grease fittings ect. but right now i'm not worried about it. Eric i now the others have a swivel but the way it is now it aready has enough play to compensate. Thanks guys
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Nice beer in the bag.. lol - Peter
  8. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    i was waiting for someone to mention that. i have an older lady that i mow for and her jerk-off punk neighbors throw them in her lawn. :dizzy:
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    excellent craftmanship. i would be a little concerned that the mounting plate sticks so far down below the back of the mower. will it not hit the ground ?
  10. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    yard pro, yes the plate is alittle low it does hit once and a while, the reason it is so low is because i welded the mounting bracket on the sulky alittle to low :waving:

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