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sulky or no sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by srk5252, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. srk5252

    srk5252 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Thinking about getting a sulky for a scag 48. It's belt driven and has a kohler 14hp. Do u think this machine can handle a sulky?? If so any recomendations.
  2. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Sure it can. There are a few people who have the that's why it's called a walkbehind mentality, but as long as there is an alternative, I will not walk. I'm tired enough at the end of a day.

    If you are not careful, using a sulky can damage a transmission. They're only about $200 or so, so it's not big deal.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Get it.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    great investment for wb's. It will work just fine.
  5. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Theres no quetsion about it. Get the sulky. I have one with my Metro HP 48", which is a belt, not problems, and I have never experienced and of this slipping that people talk about when it gets wet. So yeah, go for it!
  6. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    i have a single wheel velke for the same machine except my machine has the kawi. no problems and i am almost 200 lbs. i used to stand on that with a back pack blower on my back and a trimmer on the front. machine did it no problem. last year though it started slipping. all you gotta do is there is a belt below the engine that you may have to tighten. that was after 4 years of using it though. i dont know if i would ever buy a single wheel model again though. cause my feet sometimes slip off. and if the lawns are real wet they get torn up a bit when turning fast. other thing is that when backing it up sometimes the thing makes it so that i cant back it up anymore.- hard to explain. other thing is that a couple of times the thing has rolled backwards and the butt end of the machine wound up in the air suspended by the sulky. but other than that i was very happy.
  7. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 108

    I have used several sulkies, Jungle wheels, and the cheepo from landscaper supply, the best one I found is the velky. using a sulky has increased the number of lawns cut in a day by 30 percent.
  8. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    My only complaints with my two wheel velke is when i put it up to mow difficult areas it is in the way of the gear shifter-no biggie it takes ten seconds to remove.This is my first year using one and after doing a large yard i have alot more energy than before.I have a 15hp belt drive and am very surprised how easily it pulls me up steep hills. I say a two wheel Velke they are only $30 more than the single.
  9. Highpoint

    Highpoint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Velkes Suck!!!!!! Just my 2 cents. Get the Proslide!!! You'll love it!! Happy sledding.
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,913

    got to have one ....if you can get one wiht caster wheels ....no jack knifing

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