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Does a sulky or velke really increase productivity?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bwanderson79, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,298

    No difference whatsoever. The motor isn't working any harder unless you are forcing the thing to drag you up and down hills all day long, and even thn I wouldn't be worried about fuel economy and more about how you are killing your mower.
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  2. velezivan

    velezivan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I have one for my 32" ferris hydrocut and I do not recommend it. It is difficult to turn and to maneuver.
     
  3. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    I thought so. My 36" Hydrocut shouldn't be any different.
     
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    I bought one for my BOP Q32 back in the day...but, frankly, I prefer to walk. I would not want a job that requires sitting or standing.................that pretty much leaves walking, right?? LOL
    :walking:
     
  5. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,490

    I'm with you, Valk.
    Been walking my lawns since 198?.
    I like to walk, I walk all day, what can I say?
    (seriously, my heart rate and weight still impress my doctor.)
     
  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Yes, with out question!
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  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    How many lawns do you guys walk/service and how large are they?
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  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,649

    Just cause you are fast, does not mean you are maken the cash! :laugh:
     
  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Really? We would never get done or make enough money if we had to walk.

    How many lawns do you walk/service? How large are they?
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  10. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    For those who use a sulky or velke: Does it cushion the uneveness of the ground like a stander would?? I have back problems, which is why I use a stander instead of a sit down mower. I was wondering if riding on the rough terrain with a sulky would add to back pain? Is there one out there that cushions the blow more? I'm Actually thinking of going from standers to scag walk behinds with ride on attachments because of the lower expense of operation. :confused:
     

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