Snapper WB not going straight w/ sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by T. Wheeler, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    The Snapper walkbehind we have will not go straight at all while the sulky is connected. The walkbehind is a 48" Hydro, and the sulky is a Havener swivel caster sulky. As soon as we disconnect the sulky the walkbehind goes straight as an arrow.

  2. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    Is it a dual hydro mower? if so, one is going out (which every way it is turning is the bad one)....
  3. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    it does it both way, and when we take the sulky off its just fine with no problems
  4. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 601

    When I demoed a snapper hydro it had a joystick where you could turn to make the mower track straighter when it wasnt. It was right above all of the other controls. Just a thought I dont know what model yours is but the one I tried did.
  5. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Yes it does have the tracking adjustment. You just can't get it to adjust straight with the sulky attached.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Check your tire pressure,or the pumps.
  7. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Is the ground you are on have a downward grade it don't have to be much
    on that type of sulky it will pull the (with you on it) mowers rear down hill and
    the front up hill. I had a bull rider on a scag hydro and that's what it done.
    You can try and put weights on the front that might help.if that don't help go with a fixed wheel sulky like jungle wheels.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    If it has the joystick then it should be able to compensate for uneven load. I would look to be sure the pump belt is tight and not slipping or the pulley on the hydro is slipping.

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