Sulky = void warrenty?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lynden-Jeff, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey,

    Will drilling for a sulky on my 48 inch walk behind void it warrenty? I thought I should ask before I do lol.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is where I would ask;

    For additional information on warranty options, technical support or financing and leasing opportunities call 1-866-469-1CGC (1242).

    Full warranty terms and conditions are available at your local dealer.

    I'd get it straight from the horse's mouth.
     
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is a good question, there are some manufactures that make sulkies for their equipment and some that don't. Most hydro w/b units can handle the extra load with no problem but, gear drive units tend to see more issue later on in life with the trans. Most issues will arise long after your factory warranty has expired. May still be a good idea to talk to your dealer, but if they sold you the mower and the sulky :hammerhead: they don't have much of a leg to stand on in my opinion.
     
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't say what kind of w/b mower. Beware of the John Deere, newer models. The frame around the rear is a hollow tube that doubles as a fluid reservoir. Drilling into that frame will be catastrophic.
     
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey,

    Its a bobcat 48 hydro. Maybe I will ask my dealer before I do it.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  6. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ask you dealer to be certain. Some mowers may need strengthening (extra piece of metal needed).
     
  7. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would ask first for sure before you do it, possibly even have them do it, and have it in writing from the owner if possible. As long as you arent 300lbs, it shouldnt be a prob
     
  8. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
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    warranty or no warrenty im not gonna walk anymore with my flat feet....that should be your concern and not some stupid warrenty.
     
  9. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lol not 300 but a good 265. I generally will not be using it, one of my employees will be who is around 160 so I don't think he will have a problem lol

    Cheers
    Jeff
     

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