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sulky or not?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scottish lscape1, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. scottish lscape1

    scottish lscape1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Looking for answers??? Would you put a sulky on a Exmark Metro 48" belt drive? 1 wheel or 2? Thanks
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Two wheel. Go for it. It allows you to go faster speeds and more often, it is less fatigue, and you feel better at the end of the day. the 1 wheel/2 wheel thing has been discussed on here many times. The 2 wheel always has the higher vote. First, it doesn't give you that middle wheel mark down the center. Second, the two wheel platforms have much more room for your feet, so you can shuffle around a bit and "switch up" now and again. The one wheel ends up harder on the knees from not being able to switch positions as much.
  3. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Unless you want to do alot of this!:walking:
  4. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    If you question the ability of the machine to handle a sulky...It sure can. I personally wont let them be used, I find they compromise the stripes the mower creates. I like the "pro slide" made by Husky because it adds to the stripes, but doesnÂ’t turn well. If I had to choose I would go with the single wheel for overall ease of use.
  5. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    ^That guy is crazy. 2 Wheel sulky is the best. The 1 wheel puts too much strain on the 1 wheel and it makes a mark on the turf, whereas the 2 wheel distributed your weight over 2 wheels. leaving less of a mark. I am an owner operator, and I will not be caught walking beind my mowers. If Im not using one of my Zero turn riders because I gotta get thru a gate, Im standing on a sulky. Walking behind a mower gets old FAST.
  6. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Yeah...I'm crazy. The 2 wheel sulky is much more convenient in the up position slamming into your knees. And all 2-wheel sulkys have a better turning radius than single wheels, and 2 wheel sulkys wont make any divots in turf. But what do I know I was just a power equipment dealer for 6 years.:laugh:
  7. scottish lscape1

    scottish lscape1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Thank You Gentlemen!:usflag:
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yep...I'll stick by the two wheeled. I haven't been a dealer for 6 years, but I HAVE been out in the field as an operator for TWENTY six years! LOL!
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    The simple answer is get one if you don't want to walk all day.

    My TT has an advertised top speed of something like 6.2mph.

    You're jogging at a very good clip(more like a slow run) if you're mowing at full stick with it. The sulky will keep you from tiring out.

    One wheel versus 2 wheel, I'd go with 2 wheel any day. I have a 1-wheeled one and I don't like it because of the mark it leaves, screwing up the stripe.
  10. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Two wheel, Jungle Jim's sulky thats all you need to make money!!!

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