Can you really use a sulky on a Belt walk behing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SouthernYankee, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a lesco 48" belt walk behind and I was wondering if you can really use a sulky on a belt drive?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    I've got one a 36" belt drive and it has perfomed flawlessly for 3 years. So Yes you can.
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    same here. for almost 10 years.
     
  4. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
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    I do it all the time with no problems but I live in the south and don't have to worry about striping so I don't have to do z turns - mostly just use a tractor pattern. It also allows me to mow at 6mph and when the heat index hits 100 plus it sure beats walking at 3mph.
     
  5. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sure you can. Just be prepared to adjust your belts often.
     
  6. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
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    Yep, you can.
     
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    On your Lesco belt drive you can't use Lesco sulky. Its for hydros only.

    I have a 52 Lesco I use an old garden tractor sulky. Works well. Ed
     
  8. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I suppose that depends on what mower you are talking about. I have an Exmark and have never adjusted the belts.
     
  9. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've used sulkies on a Toro and a Lesco that were belt driven, the Lesco did seem to need frequent belt adjustment w/ or w/out the sulky, I like straight lines though. :D
     
  10. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have been using a jungle wheels sulky on my Metro HP for 2 years now. I have to play with the belts at least once a week on mine.
     

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