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how much weight is too much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i'm 6'2" 237lbs. how much weight is too much to get a sulky/velke for a belt drive mower with a 15hp engine?
  2. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647


    no, I'm just messin' with you, I've heard of some guys in the upper 250-260's riding around

    IN2MOWING LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Messages: 66

    Im 6'3 and I weight 225. Havent had any problems yet.
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    do you notice any strain on the engine or anything? what are you using? proslide, 1 wheel, 2 wheel???? thanks.
  5. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Belt drive? No way would I run a sulky on a belt drive 15 hp. To many hills around me for that. I think any hydro with 15 hp or more could handle it though.

  6. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I am 6'3" and 270 lbs. I have a 17hp Kaw on a hydro that handles me and a 2-wheel sulky just fine.
  7. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    CuttingCrew, your 36 metro could handle a sulky and it would be much more productive.

    Unless every lawn you have has steep hills.
  8. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    When i still was going out into the field,sulky's and walkbehind's didnt work to well for me.
  9. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    I'm running a 13HP Kaw on a single hydro with a 2 wheel sulky. No problem even up hill. Oh, I'm just over 200 lbs.
  10. E.L.I.T.E.LawnCare

    E.L.I.T.E.LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I'm 6'1 and 290lbs. and i run a 17hp Kaw w/ proslide and i havent had any problems.

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