sulkys in Florida

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brucec32, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm curious what type of sulky guys in Florida are using, especially on St. Augustine. I'm a long time one-wheel velke user but I like the proslide and am considering one.
     
  2. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    I dont thin it really matters. Ive used a one wheel sulky. and now the War Charriot that Lesco sells.
     
  3. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use the 2-wheel Jungle Jim...I have used a single wheeled sulky in the past, but it's a lot of weight on 1 wheel, was leaving ruts...:nono:
     
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use a slide it doesnt leave ruts even in standing water
     
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have used a bullrider, worked fine. I have used an Exmark steerable sulky, it also worked fine. I have just purchased a Proslide but really have not had a chance to really test it out yet, so I really can't comment on it. Good luck.
     
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    i think that the sulkies that you use dont depend on the grass but more ont he weight of the opperator. if you are a heavy person, (200lbs or more) than you prob dont want to use a single wheel velke.

    the doubel wheel will help to spead out the pressure and reduce the ruts.
     
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Jungle Jim's Jungle wheels here...the best for my belt 36" eXmark.
    If you have Hydro, Bullrider is another option cause caster mode would help on side of houses, as backing out easily. I prefer trailing type, 2-wheeled of course, it performs excellent on hill and slopes.
    Never take one wheel, it ruts like crazy and don't want to leave those on million dollar houses lawns... very bad looking.
     
  8. Lil' Cabrito

    Lil' Cabrito LawnSite Member
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    I'm just not impressed with the jungle wheels. The main reason is that I can't fold up for transport or walkbehind on small yards. You have to disconnect and re-connect constantly. Too much time wasted for me. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a jungle wheel sulky on one of my mowers. You should be able to chain it up for transport, at least I do on mine. I don't ever chain it up when mowing though, that wouldn't work to well. Of course I'm riding it no matter how small the yard.

    I also have a two wheeled velke, and I prefer the jungle wheels when comparing the two. It has taller tires. The velke's wheels don't even get platform out of the grass. Generally thats not a big deal but I have a few accounts with some irrigation heads sticking up a little to far and I worry about breaking them.
     
  10. energy

    energy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    i use a Stander, screw those sulkys.
     

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