to sulky or not to sulky?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yard sloth, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. yard sloth

    yard sloth LawnSite Member
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    hi, I'm wondering if a sulky has much benefit for reidential yards. I'm using a 36" hydro exmark. Which sulky would be best for this, or would it be better to just walk? I need to be able to get around tightly landscaped areas. thanks for any advice. :cool2:
     
  2. yard sloth

    yard sloth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I meant residential :sleeping: thanks
     
  3. jphag

    jphag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I think it is the best invention for a walk behid. I can work all day and not be worn out like I was prior to the purchasing of a velke. Best $300 I ever spent.
     
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 824

    I love having my Proslide. Any stretch more than 10' or so, I jump onto it. If I'm in tight areas, I'll walk behind the mower. I'm on mine 95% of the time.
     
  5. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    I have to walk one of my residentials and the rest I sulky. Sometimes I have to jump off and walk behind it but oh well, I can just jump back on it and save my energy.
     
  6. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    velke or jungle wheels 2 wheel sulky
    Once u go sulky, you'll never go back
     
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I was going to buy a sulky but came across the proslide on ebay for around $120...normally $300. I would never pay $300 for one, but the $120 was a good investment. The only bad thing is that you cannot (or suppose to) go over concrete with it. If you have gate and your mower is tight like my 36" TTHP is, you might was to measure whatever sulky you are wanting. If memory serves correct, the Lesco sulky is slightly wider than 36" which would not work for many of my gates.
     
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    We Walk everything now...props are small & heavily landscaped & sulky is just in the way most of the time...Would Never get a Proslide for a hydro...from what I understand you can't back up on one ! Big Minus ....

    Guys also seem to do a better job Walking....if there were More Wide Open Spaces....Mabe...
     
  9. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    definitly get a sulky. i just built one and now im beating myself for not building it earlier. i wish it was retractable like the proslide though, backing is a total pain in the A$$! :dizzy:
     
  10. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Yes, same here.
     

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