Best sulky value for 36" hydro WB?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bought my TTHP at the beginning of this season, thought I would get a sulky then too, but didn't want to fork out the extra cash and ended up walking all lawns this season. Wanted to see what you guys thought was the best sulky for a 36" WB? I know for the smaller/lighter machines like mine, not all sulkies will work well. I want to be able to roll right along not have the front end in the air like a funny car:)

    Thoughts? Price?
  2. Brules

    Brules LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma
    Messages: 958

    I have a velky on my toro 36" belted WB - I hate it. Too many movement points, so the ride is incredibly rough if the yard is rough. I am thinking of getting a bull rider, but it doesn't hang up as well as the velky for trailering. Ride on it looks smooth though.
  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,887

    Build one that is just right for your mower.
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking of one of those wheel cage kaddys to replace my jungle wheels on a ferris 36" hydro, I just put new wheel bearings in the jungle wheels an Im running out of equiptment money so that wont happen anytime soon.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    velkie x2 is my choice. well worth the $ had mine 4 seasons-no repairs
  6. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    I run a velkie on my 36" but the mower is too light. Then 2 yrs ago the hitch broke on my 48" so I robbed it from the 36" and put it on the 48". I have walked it since. Come to think of it I didn't like it on the 36".
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,286

    So far most of what is mentioned is what WONT work.
    Anyone use a sulky with success on their 36 WB?
    Am I stuck walking larger properties?
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    too light? i run mine on a toro 32 with no problem and i weigh 200lbs.
  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I run a jungle Jim SS on my 36" tt and like the way it works but they don't make it any more. The runner up for me would be one of the high dollar exmarks.
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  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have ran both a cheap 2 wheeled Sulky and a Wright Velke Sulky one wheel. The cheap one worked good when I wasn't replacing wheel bearings. I switched to the one wheel Velke Sulky and it has worked out very good. I am 225lbs and don't have problems with the front end raising.

    I did like the ride of the 2 wheel sulky better wish I would have gotten a Velke X2. It is pretty much what the cheap one tried to copy.

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