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Belt drives and sulkies

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Live4Mowin', Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    would it be too hard to make a zero degree turn on a belt drive walkbehind with a sulky?

    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    no problems and i am no light weight at 230lbs on flat ground. even on hills it's ok ,now steep hills you have to hop off from time to time.
  3. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Standing on sulky will be much much faster when turning on 4th and 5th gear than walking behind it. Besides you don't want to spill your guts after 15 min mowing and turning. Don't let the mower pull you, in stead using sulky and be in control of speed all the time. Nobody walk behind mower much more...
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    we use sulkies on our belts all the time..even our 32" has a sulkie. Saves on time and employee energy

    Belt drives do not make ZERO degree turns.

    Belt drive turn on the stopped inside tire.

    Full hydro mowers can turn inside their own tracks, that's a zero degree turn.

    To make a belt drive do like a hydro in a turn, you must pull back on the handles in the turn.

    For the answer I think you are looking for, you can go faster, less fatigued during the day, and be more productive with a velke.

    You can turn faster with one too.
  6. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    I agree with the L.G.F
  7. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I also agree with L.G.F

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