Who uses sulkies on WBs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LTDLawnCare, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. LTDLawnCare

    LTDLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I just want to see who was using sulkies on their walk behinds, and what you think about them.
    Thanks
     
  2. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    They are great when the temps hit 100 plus...overall the mower is much easier to manuever without it though. I keep it with me and use on bigger properties and/or when it gets hellaciaous hot..
     
  3. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    i do, i love it, i use jungle jim.
    the only downside is backing up, because i have to lift it off the ground or else it "jack knifes" .. but it is well worth it and saves a ton of energy, plus if the lawn is sparse i mow at a much higher speed.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I've been using 1 wheeled Velkes for 8 years now. Works great. I keep a spare cage bearing for the wheel but it's never been off of the shelf.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    All of our WB's have them. Why walk when you can ride?
     
  6. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    every hydro should have a velky
     
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I got a one wheeled Velke on mine. It always gets used unless i'm cutting a really steep hill.
     
  8. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    mine has one and the company i work for has one (on a great dane). i can back up with the sulky on it. it's really a life saver on the dane as it probably does 6mph (that's a lot of running on the bigger yards that i don't walker). i highly recommend sulkys/velkes
     
  9. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Why would you not use one? they are inexpensive compared to the energy you will save yourself. If money was a problem , I would not buy one at first and make it the first thing I bought a couple weeks into your season.
     
  10. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Is 200 Pounds Too Much For A 1 Wheeled Sulky? Will It Cause A Lot More Damage Than A 2 Wheeler?;)
     

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