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Sit-down Sulkies vs. Stand-on Sulkies

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by genesis215, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Has anyone used a sit-down sulky? I am about to get a walk-behind and wondered what you all think of these. What about the ride? Are they really any good? Is a stand-on better? More comfortable? Just wondering.
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  2. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    I'm not sure if they sell the sit down ones anymore. If you want to sit than what's the point of a w/b?
  3. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I have a stand-on mower right now, so I am fine with standing. The reason for me getting a walk behind is because riders are very expensive, and way out of my price range, so I wondered if these might be a good thing. What do you all know about the different brands of stand-on sulkies? Which ones are good quality or bad? Any advice would be appreciated.
  4. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I've always used Jungle wheels and loved them. I bought the seat attachment and saying it sucked is being polite. The operating position was awful. The only upside I found was it was easy to remove.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    I've never used a sit down sulky, but I would think that it would make the controls feel awkward since they are much higher and therefore being uncomfortable for your hands and arms..jmo
  6. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Thanks alot for the input! Anybody else have an opinion?
  7. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    ouch i wouldnt even consider a sit down as an opiton 2 wheeld sulkys r nasty enough. If your cutting smooth ground then go ahead but. you would take a beating on something with bumps. Get a 2 wheeld and call it a day

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