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sulky for aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rmmllc, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    here is a picture of an experimental sulky I made. Works well once you get used to it. I've never ridden a sulky, so there is a learning curve. I can fold it up out of the way when not in use. What do you think? Am I crazy or is it a good idea?

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  2. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I guess no one wants to hurt my feelings... So it doesn't look like much, but it works. I'll have to paint it still. It can turn a 180 on cement, not quite so sharp with the tines down. Wish I had a set of tines like the bluebirds that the outside tines free-wheel- that would allow tighter corners without ripping up the grass. If I keep it to 90 degree turns it doesn't rip it up. Should help on the larger lawns and I can fold it for the smaller ones.
    PS- that's hail on the ground- crazy march weather- we had an inch of snow this morning and it melted off, then tried again. Can't wait for nice weather.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    work smarter not harder nice job
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Good idea. I think I will try it. I could just make another bracket for one of the Jungle Wheels that I have. I think I'll give it a try.
     
  5. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    it helps that it is a Billygoat- since it has the caster wheels on the back. I don't know how you would do it on other machines, but I'm sure there's a way. It's kind of fun to ride- that always helps things go by faster.
     
  6. bflower

    bflower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    nice to see some like minded fellows out there. i tried the same thing with my bluebird 742. I used a velke and custom fabbed a bracket for it. worked so/so on the straitaways however ended up putting quite a strain on the lower back as well as the honda and especially the gear reduction unit. I quit using it in fear i would blow the gear reduction mid aeration season. I am currently looking at mating my scag hydro walk behind and a 3 point 36" ryan aerator.
     
  7. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Looks like it works pretty good thats what counts right?
     

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