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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mowerboy04, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,447

    can i put a sulky on my toro 36" walkbehind. it has a 12.5 kaw on it and its a gear drive. if i put a sulky on will i have any problems.
    don't mind my spelling
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    yep, yoou caun do it.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    It will be fine, we have a old Toro 37 belt drive with a 12.5 Kawasaki and we use a velke with it.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Shouldn't have a problem, go for it
  5. countyline

    countyline LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    MB, like all the other guys said already; no it won't be a problem at all, four bolts and you are ready to go. If the mower seems to lose speed and power and makes alot of squeaking noises from under the engine you may have to tighten the drive belt. Simple to do wrench and a large screw driver or pry bar.
  6. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    If you drill the Proline for the hitch yourself, use copper tubing or something for a sleeve over the drill bit. Cut length of sleeve so the drill bit will go through, but prevent pull-in on breakthrough and drill the drive belt & pulley.

    Kawi 12.5 on my 44 pulls me and jungle jim no problem. I was surprised that it was enough for a 44, but I don't mulch with the 44.
  7. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Depends on how large you are.
    Most gear drives will pull a well made sulky, however, accelerated drive belt wear, increased fuel and oil consumption should not be overlooked.
    Additionally, if you operate the machine when it is hot outside, watch for signs of electrical connection problems associated with the increased demand you are placing upon the machine.
    You can try what I have done, and that is replace the rear drive tires with aggressive bar lug type ag tires. Turf damage from tire slippage has been greatly reduced, traction increased, and stability on slopes even without the sulky where all noted to be worth the exchange.

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