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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TaussigLawnCare, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I have decided I want a sulky bad and I am considering making my own as a first option. Does anyone have pictures or plans for making them. What works and what doesn't work. Which of the manufatured ones are the best if I go the buying option. I have a 36 in fixed deck and a 44 in floating deck toros. thanks for your info
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Jungle Wheels are the best I have Picked up 3 of them on ebay this year cheapest and the best one was $69.00 The most exp. was $115.00 So check out ebay you never know what you will find
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Don't know how to make one but Pro-One makes excellent sulkies. Got two of them. One on each hydro. They are the best when it comes to cutting in wet conditions with the jumbo wheels.
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    If you want the best (so far) here it is. It's a modified bullrider. The wheels are larger, 10", for a smoother ride. The castor has been increased to eliminate “shimming” and reduce pressure doing zero turning. The sulky has been raised to increase ground clearance so you don’t run the rise of jamming the backend of the sulky in the ground while running fast backwards. Last, there’s a piece of 1” industrial vibration rubber, which you stand on, that cushions the ride even more.
    Finally, to allow for the larger castor offset, the base of the sulky has been reshaped to allow the wheels to spin without jamming in the sides. It does decrease the area for your feet, but if you have smaller feet, it’s fine.

  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

    Hi TaussigLawnCare,

    Here are some more pics to help in your design.



  6. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Get/build a two wheeled.

    Purchased a Jungle Wheels, very nice unit.
    If I were to buy one today, I'd get a Bullrider, for reasons mentioned above, plus, on the Jungle brand units, your toes go under the metal at front of platform. Which is normally no problem, but if you ever want/need to dismount in a hurry, this can be like an anchor.

    One possible problem with Bullrider, (depending on mower) in transport, when you'd normally raise and hang sulky, Bullrider seems to tall to accomodate that, I'd still get one though.

    You will not regret getting a sulky, makes the job so much nicer, faster, less tiring!
  7. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Besides the fact with the bullyrider hanging in front of you slows you down, anyone that lazy to detach it before mowing, deserves to have ram into your "private parts", at an unsuspecting moment.:D
  8. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I am looking to purchase a hydro with a sulky. I am very interested in the bullrider. How small do your feet have to be to fit into that?

    Also, anyone use the proslide wheeless sulky? They seem like they are worth checking into.
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    The Proslide is great if you have the power and aren't real heavy. The only drawback to it is you can't mow or go backwards very far without the worry of it jamming into the ground. For me, without the ability to move freely backwards, it's worthless. Just my two cents.
  10. zrider441

    zrider441 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have a Toro Hydro W/B with the TruTrak Sulky. This unit is excellent, expensive $450. You can back up and turn a tight turn without fear of falling off. I also have a used Toro that came with a Jungle Wheels sulky. It does ok but does not come close to the TruTraks. :)

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