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Toro sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Jul 7, 2001.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    I was at one of my dealers today and they had a new type of sulky. It was made by Toro. The advantage to this two wheel sulky was that when you turn your always directly behind the mower. The cost was around 350+. Anyone use these? How do you like them?

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    No. Forget that thing. Too much twisting and farting
    around when turning. The idea is to save time and wear
    on the body, right? I've got a 1 wheel velkie, but of
    course I would like to sit.Well, here's my brainchild.
    ( I can't believe I'm throwing this out there) Here it
    is. I am going to get a s. steel tube about 2" long
    and 1" wide and weld it onto the top of the wheel cover
    at a slight angle. Then I will get another tube to fit
    into it about 2' long. Then I will get a large bicycle
    seat (the one with the springs) and put a gel cover on it.
    Put it together, and voila!!! A makeshift sulkie! Easy to
    put on and take off. It will have a hole and a pin to make
    it fast.
    You see, my philosophy is this. When things get tough, and
    you don't know what to do, ask yourself ................
    "what would Mcguyver do"???????? and this is it.:blob3:
  3. andyslawns

    andyslawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    I just built my sulky today. i looked at the price of them and i dont have 300 bucks just sittin around. it was very easy and only took about an hour and a half. i did it with a piece of 1 inch conduit , 8 inch tires, a 2 foot 2x10,a 5/8 inch axel and various nuts and bolts, this went on my toro 36"
  4. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    You guys got any pictures, so I could get a mental image of it. I'm not very good with mechanics

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