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Will Belt Drive Pull a sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1LNDSCPR, Mar 4, 2004.


    JB1LNDSCPR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Will a Bunton 12 HP Onan 48" Belat Drive be able to pull a Sulky or no?
  2. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 164

    belt drive sure....12hp not on an incline....

    JB1LNDSCPR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Thats fine i can walk up an incline but you think it will pull me around good? i weight 270 pounds
  4. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 164

    no way, it would barely pull me slower than i can walk and I weigh 190 it would just be faster to walk..
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I have a 48'' scag with a 15 kohler and a toro with a 15 kawasaki and i use a velke on both with no problems and im about your size
  6. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 427

    No offense intended, but 270 lbs concentrated on 1 or 2 small tires might leave some nasty ruts. Just my opinion...
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    We have 12.5 Kawi on a 36" belt ,and a 17 kawi on a 48" belt, lots of uneven terrain and hills,jungle wheels sulkies, and ours do just fine.By the way, the lightest guy in our crew is 225lbs.We have no problems with rutting, either.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_8_6.gif' border=0></a>
  8. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    I dunno impact.........A 12 hp Onan is pushin it with a 270 lber on board.....

    I would try an get a little more hp, if you haven't already gotten the Onan.......
  9. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    WHoa! Thanx bastalker--->Sorry, I thought it was a 36" deck, it seems already under powered w/ a 12HP on a 48" deck, let alone trying to ride a sulky even at 170lbs...Get a bigger mower / motor combo if you haven't already purchased this mower.....pay no attention to my previous post...I think I'm slowly going crazy waiting for spring!!
  10. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 477

    I run a single wheel velke on my Scag 48" belt drive with 15 Kohler.... no problems, Hills are OK too.....
    HOWEVER.. I only weigh 160....
    I would think it might be OK on level lawns.. but hills or tall/heavy growth and you probably will have a problem.

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