Sulky's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by andyslawns, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. andyslawns

    andyslawns LawnSite Member
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    I am looking to get a sulky for my new toro 36". I dont know if a one wheel or a two wheel, what are the advantages and the disadvantages of each kind, Also does one do a better job on hills than the other. What brands are good?
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    ive never used a sulky before, but i can tell you a few brands. i know a lot of people run rocketwheels from trimmertrap. i think trimmertrap also makes a bull rider. both are two wheeled. the velke sulky is another sulky. (one wheeled) you can get that at landscapersupply. i hear a lot of people on this site rave about the novae corps pro slide. that has no wheels and drags on the grass.
     
  3. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    IMHO velkies on flat, open ground are great. Hills, slopes and tight areas they can be a pain. I own the bullrider from trimmertrap. It seems to be a solid unit. It costs about $350.00 if I remember correctly. I guess it's just a matter of opinion. You could try the search feature and get alot more info on this subject.
     
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    not to stray from the thread, but i see several people using the phrase "IMHO". i cant figure out what it means for the life of me. could someone fill me in.
     
  5. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    IMHO= In my honest opinion
     
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think velkes are the best way to go, and they are better than sulkeys because they have a pin to pull out to remove it, not any bolts.
     
  7. Wayne Offiler

    Wayne Offiler LawnSite Member
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    I have a Proslide on my Bunton 52" hydro WB (18 Vanguard). This thing is great. Up hill, down hill, tight turns no problem. very stable, as I stand at ground level. No feeling of "drag", as one might expect; zips right along like its on wheels. Automatically folds up out of the way if I want to walk. To me, it obsoletes sulkies on wheels.
     
  8. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a one wheeled Velky for my 48" metro HP. It works great, saves on the legs alot. Just need to remember to grease the bearings often so it doesn't freeze up!! I have never had my belts slip due to me riding my velky, I hear some other people talking about slippage, but none here.
     
  9. Columbia Turf

    Columbia Turf LawnSite Member
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    Two wheeled Velkie! Have always used one wheeled, but after time and on soft turf they leave a center rut. This year we purchased 2 two-wheeled units and dont regret it.

    I am intetrested in the Pro-slide. I have done demo's with them but never bought one. What do people here have to say about them, does the "skid plate" hold up. I saw a guy in town the other day ride right down the side walk, never getting off. I would think this would be to much drag, not mention alot of abrasive action. :confused:
     
  10. Garden Path

    Garden Path LawnSite Member
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    two wheeled velkes are the best thing that people ever came out with, we use them behind our 52 inch cut scag's and they work like a dream on hills, slopes, downgrades, anywhere u go your velke will be behind you if you have a big enough motor to pull it with.
    http://www.thegardenpathlawnservice.com
     

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