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Rider or another Sulky?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Man I can't wait to get a rider. Some time within the next year or two I want to get a used rider. The walkbehind is just killing me with the one wheel Velke so I don't use it. Anyone else killing themselves on the walkbehind all day? By the way i saw the frist Exmark on some lco's trailer. He lives on the next stret over. He's got a 52" Bunton Hydro too. I was very impressed that somebody finally got one. It was a Lazer Z 60". So the final question is, should I kill myself for the next year on the walkbehind and wait til the end of the season when I have enough money to buy a rider, or, should i just get the dual wheel Velke or Swivel Wheel.
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I know what you mean about the walk behind beqting you up all day. I have a walkbehind with the two wheel velky, and for the first 5 years I used it and it was killing me. Bouncing all day and the heat that comes of the motor when it is hot already outside. I finally decided to get a ztr. I bought the lazer hp 52 inch, and have been a lot less tired and beat up.

    Some of the manufactures offer for you to get the mower at the beginning of he season, and no payments for 6 months, tis might be something for you to consider.
  3. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Why not get a war charriot? our Lesco walkbehinds have War Charriots on them and theres no bounce at all.Iprefer the single velkie wheel, but thats me.

    If you so small or medium residential i would get a ryder, you will have grooves and ruts in the lwn, be cause on small lawns you need to change direction.Otherwise go for it.
  4. Gunner

    Gunner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21


    Who manufactures the War Charriots you are talking about? Would they have a website? I have a set of Jungle Wheels and they beat me up pretty bad. Would maybe try a set of the War Charriots if I can get a little more info.

  5. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    Hey gunner they sell a seat for the jungle wheels or kid why dont you buy a seat for your mower.
  6. proline32

    proline32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 98383
    Posts: 278

    I have a rider as well at my mid walks, Sometimes it is REALLY nice to be able to just sit down and just drive and drink a cold gatorade... especially on a HOT day. Today I was looking into a larger riding mower about a 44 deck would be nice with a 20 horse kohler twin. Currently I have a 30" ahrens with an 8 horse Tecumseh, really nice to do smaller yards in and very easy to load on the truck I got it for free from a customer who had it sitting outside for a few years under a tarp, it just needed a little work. You should look into getting a rider.
  7. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590


    We use Lesco walkbehinds and got the charriots from a LEsco dealer.But any dealer i think would have them just ask.You dont get beat up on them and is easy to turn the machine with the charriot.I personally dont care for it, i like that middle stripe a Velke wheels gives.But other wise its good to have to save your legs for the beatting. If anything contact a Lesco dealer for info on them.
  8. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    What color are these war chariots and where do you think I could maybe find one.
  9. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    They are green at Lesco, also Cub Cadet has them in black,

    work only on hydros, Bullrider by Trimmertrap is similiar.

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