Opinions Wanted: Sulky For A Big Dude

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Green Boots, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Green Boots

    Green Boots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I just picked up a 40" Toro Belt Drive WB, and I need a sulky now.

    Thing is, i'm a big guy. 6'4' 320lb.

    What is the best sulky for me and this machine?
     
  2. SILVERSTREAK INC

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    the exmark new ones are nice, they have a super fat single wheel and i loved using them, they wouldnt wear out in the 2 years i tried them but they cost over 400 each

    i hear pro sildes work nice

    i buy the cheapo single wheel ones but wear out 2 tires per year and the joints end up wearing out in no time and im about 120 pounds less than you
     
  3. brownsallseasonlandscape

    brownsallseasonlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    I ve got a bull rider by trimmer trap i will sell you for two hundred. Its the heavyiest one ive seen.
     
  4. BENTLEY'S

    BENTLEY'S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    The only one you can even consider is the the bull rider. I weigh more than you and my bull rider has lasted years. Go to www.power41com they have the best price. I would be lost without mine.



    Bentley's
     
  5. Green Boots

    Green Boots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    My concern is this, both of the below appear on the Bull Rider info:

    NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BELT DRIVE MOWERS 48" OR LESS

    IMPORTANT NOTE: THE BULL RIDER SULKY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON ANY BELT DRIVE MOWER USING LESS THAN A 48" DECK
     
  6. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 975

    what size engine on your mower how much you need to use a sulky which is sit down as opposed to a velke stand on
     
  7. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No sulky is good at 320 lbs. You should slim down and not for a sulky's sake. For your own. People over 250lbs have a dramatically lowered life expectancy. I've never met you but still I'd like you to live a long and prosperous life.:waving: Walk a while once you slim down only then buy a sulky.
     
  8. Green Boots

    Green Boots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I am down 30 lbs in last 2 months. I am working it down after gaining 80 lbs laying in bed for 3 months following my double disc op.

    I have a 38" waist and a 3x chest, and I am 6'4". I'm Big, but not round... I do walk ... a LOT :walking:

    I appreciate your concern though.
     
  9. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    That is for sure. Makes it very hard to hold a straight line. Every bump that moves the BR sulky to one side or the other moves the front of the wb in the opposite direction. This will make you weary fast.

    With belt wb you need something that will jack knife in reverse, like a Jungle Jim (If you have full reverse like the old Toro 4-speeds + reverse). I don't know what the limit for operator weight is on the JJ, but imho that is the best basic design for wb belt using a wheeled sulky. I would like an option for heavier duty tires on it.
     
  10. Loy's Home Services  LLC

    Loy's Home Services LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Pro-slide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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