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Velkie or sulkie on Metro 36" with 15 hp Kawasaki Twin Cylinder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tracker, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. Tracker

    Tracker LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 8

    I have an Exmark 36" Metro belt drive walk behind with the 15 hp Kawasaki V twin engine. How do you think this mower would handle a stand up velkie or sit down sulkie (correct terminology?) ?. I weigh 190. I would appreciate your input.

  2. Your Mower Should Have No Problems With Either Type Sulky.
    Mine Handles A Jungle Wheels Sulky Fine With Less HP & More Weight.
    (Scag 12.5KH 36 inch Cut 200Lb. )
  3. My Lesco 36" 14hp Kaw belt drive had no problem pulling a guy thet weighed 320#

    By the way he was also 6'9" tall and that's what he started the seasons out with, he went down to about 280# by September

    Yours shouldn't even see a difference.


    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    15 HP is plenty to pull you around. The only possible problem is stripping the teeth on the shaft driving the trans. Keep an eye on it for wear.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    My 36 used to have a 12.5 Kaw and it pulled a Velke just fine.

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