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Sulky Latch.. (Hanger)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by KevlarLawnCare, May 17, 2003.

  1. KevlarLawnCare

    KevlarLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from Jax, FL
    Posts: 25

    I was wondering if any one can tell me or share ideas on a Sulky latch/cable...im not meaning the pin latch, but to hang it up when on the trailer... i just figured some of you guys have been through this... and drempt up somthing kewl.... it will go on a 36" Exmark w/ ECS

    Thanks in advance....

  2. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    One thing to note... when attaching your hook or whatever you attach - make sure you go through something solid on the dash of the mower. Drill through it instead of looping around control arms/bars under the dash.

    I've also seen cracked handles as a result of the bouncing. For longer/rougher trips you might consider putting the sulky back on the deck of the trailer. Only pin it up when you're walking sections where you don't use it or on/off the trailer.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    What Lawnlad said!
  4. KevlarLawnCare

    KevlarLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from Jax, FL
    Posts: 25

    thx ...

    for now i have enough room to set it on the the deck when mobile... i would use it mainly for unloading...and when needed on a job... under the dash there is a vertical plate with two holes .. and i have the cable that came with the sulky, but the only pracital way to mount it is over the the top of the dash...

    it just seems that doing it that way would not be to stable over time....

    i guess if i come up with a creative plan i'll share it... but for now it seems to be the only way... its not like there are a whole lot of options...lol ;)
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I just drilled through my dash for all of my commerical walk behinds and it hangs perfect. We at first were constantly taking it on and off,because I didn't want to drill, but it got to be a pain so we drilled and I have not regreted it since.

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