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My New Sulky!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AltaLawnCare, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Still in progress, but usable.
    The rear "axle" pivots thus smoothing out the ride, much of the operator weight is on the back of the Mower, increasing traction.

    Next a flip up seat, sit on teh full suspension seat, get to rough terrain, flip back the seat and stand!;)
  2. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Wow, looks like it was a nightmare to rig and weld up! Good job, but my goodness does that thing take up some serious room! Dosen't it bang into things when swinging around a corner? Would be great for large lots, but for small stuff, yikes! On the terrain of my lawns, that wouldn't last 2 hours before it would crack in half. Good job, but I'd rather spend my time/money on a premade proven sulky.
  4. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Yes, TLS - it does swing way out. That takes some getting used to.

    I'm going to reinforce the pivot joint, that is the weakest area - and is the place most likely to break.:eek:

    I'm really designing it for a seat.;)
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Screw that!!!

    Buy a Stander hydro. Well worth the $, and very little space on trailer, proably less than that walkbehind.;)
  6. conepile

    conepile LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Aren't you kind of trapped while moving? Seems kind of dangerous... Where can I get one?

    You have more skill with a welder than I do.
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I would suggest putting gusstes on all of your welds of the tube steel going to the pivot wheels. There will be far more stress applied than they will hold alone.

  8. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Man you could bolt a love seat on that thing from out of the living room and ride in comfort.
  9. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Have you seen the newer Toro sulki? It the best we have seen you can even back your mower up while still standing and has indipendent sides so instead of both sides going up as in most only the one that needs to raise would. We demoed one and loved it!
  10. cp

    cp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I would get you to make me one but my Z already has a seat.:D

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