Which sulky ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MIKEJ, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. MIKEJ

    MIKEJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I have a Lesco 48in gear drive w/b and I am cosidering getting a sulky to speed things up a bit. I find 3rd gear a little slower than I usually walk and 4th I have to almost jog behind the thing. I figured the sulky we be great on some of my bigger properties. My questions are : will my mower pull me around ok being a belt drive and which sulky unit do you guys find work best for you. I was given a price for the lesco unit of $359.00 which seems a little pricey to me. I am 5'10' and weigh 175lbs. . Any info would be helpful THANKS
  2. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 749

    hey, where in ma are you? I got my jungle jim's on ebay for like $200.. scratch and dent, but there was nothing wrong with it at all. CHeck for seller "junglejim" or just search.. Mike
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Get a 2 wheel model ONLY! If you get a one wheel model it will make the lines look like !!!! Go with any 2 wheel model you will be MUCH more satisfied trust me. ;)
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I Also bought my Jungle Wheels On Ebay for $125.00 about a year ago And they are still going Strong :D
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Hey Mike,
    My boss has the same mower as you do and it runs on a 15hp Kawasaki and he just bought a Pro-One dual wheel sulky for it and it's sweet. When I use it, I ride in 4th gear and it's the perfect speed for a sulky I think.
  6. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    The Lesco is for hydro's only, Trimmer Trap makes a similiar one

    the Bullrider for hydro or Gear. Ed
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Have you ever been on a sulky???? if not you should try one before you buy one. Some people are very good with it and some really suck !!!
  8. Old 5 LawnCare

    Old 5 LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Try the ProSlide, it makes much better stripes than a wheeled sulky, no rutting of the turf (your weight is distributed), and when you step off, it flips up out of the way.
  9. Auroris

    Auroris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Proslide - $349. Smooth, stripes, not in the way when not needed, never jack-knifes.

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