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new sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keegan, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 612

    I tried my very first sulky this morning.

    I HATE IT!!

    I felt I didn't have full control of the mower, too much bouncing, I had to constantly bend over to reach the controls causing my already bad back to hurt.
    I'm going back to walking and hopefully next year a ztr

  2. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    thats why i got a proslide, they are very smooth and low, but expensive.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    We bought our first one last year and didn't get it on until a couple months ago but I like ours......exmark single wheel. After walking 20 years or so it is nice to ride some of the time.
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I use my Jungle wheels on all my properties but one. There is no way I would walk all of those properties.
    Also, I find it easier to control with the Jungle Wheels.
  5. ohanyan1

    ohanyan1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I second that.:waving:
  6. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    What gear do you have it in. Or is the mower a hydro ? Try to just move the lever up one notch above what your walking, if the mower is a gear drive. Try to get used to it 1st before going Full throttle.
  7. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    I'll be the first to jump and ask if you would like to SELL it??? Im looking for one
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Lower the air pressure in your wheels. This will helps everything...the handling, the ride will be softened and smoothed exTENsively, and the ride will even be lowered just a tad bit.
  9. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Just go slow for awhile I got good on my own yard and now I would never walk again. I can out mow my other guy and he's on my ztr. I have the origianal wright velkey 2 wheel love it
  10. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I agree, use it at a slower speed first and you will get the hang of it. I didn't like mine at first, but now I bi ch when I can't use it on a yard that is too steep.

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