Toro Tru Trak Sulky - floating deck and fixed deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by boosteddsm92, May 12, 2010.

  1. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
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    Picked up a Toro Proline 52" w/floating deck and a Toro Tru Track sulky made for a fixed deck (model 30109). Can someone tell me what the difference is between the sulkies made for a floating deck and those made for a fixed deck? From what I can see, it's just the holes in the brackets and the spacing of the brackets. Is there any reason why I can't use this sulky if I get it fitted/attached correctly? Do I need more than 1 bolt on each side attaching the mower and the sulky?

    Also, what's the difference between the Toros w/a fixed deck and mine w/a floating deck?
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Maybe this will help. These are pics from my 40" Toro Hydro T2 floating deck. You will need more than one bolt for sure or it will rock back and forth.


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  3. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
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    Yep, definitely helpful! I'll just have to rig something up and it should be fine, thanks again!
     
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In my opinion, the tru trak kind of defeats the purpose of a sulky, they are way to big and bulky when all you need is a spot to stand on, nothing more. Ive always thought the best sulkies are the smallest and takes up the least amount of space.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Then you have never used one have you?

    You would look like an idiot on a one wheeled sulky attached to my mower...been there, do that...its fine if you dont mind having your ass sticking out because the arm is too long, and with the short arm the wheel folds under when you backup. did you know that pulling 2 pins and the whole thing slides off?

    The TruTrak is the best Sulky design period.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh, if you dont have the weights on the front of your mower you may want to invest in some...at least 2.
     
  7. boosteddsm92

    boosteddsm92 LawnSite Member
    from MD
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    The manual says if you have a 52" you don't need weights, anything smaller and you do need them. I'll give it a go w/out the weights and see how it is.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    And Mike, a bench seat in a pickup takes up alot of room...all you need is a 5 gallon bucket.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have 3 on my 40", depending on your weight you might not need them on your 52'....but if you are a blessed with above average normal weight it may lift on some hills without them even if manual says they are not needed.
     
  10. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    cgaengineer, I'm purchasing the same Toro 40" mower you have this spring. Hadn't really considered adding a TruTrak, as I'll be using it on some pretty hilly areas. Do you think I should reconsider? What would it cost me (retail) to get one and the necessary weights? Also, does having it on (in upright postion) introduce any negatives when using it in walk behind mode? Thanks much.
     

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