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Sulky Time? YES or NO!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BULLGRAZER, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. I'm strongly considering the purchase of a sulky. A local dealer has provided me one to 'try' for a few days. In past, I have not even given a second thought to using one. In fact, at 4PM today I was wondering how he talked me into this demo. However, at 4:30PM - after 30 minutes of use (behind my Toro 32 - 13hp) I'm wondering WHERE HAS MY MIND BEEN AND WHY NOT! So, any walk behind mower users who can share their 2 cents worth on using a sulky - YES or NO...the good, bad and ugly would be appreciated.

  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    its a no brainer. When i first got it, i thought, ok ill use it for the big lawns. Like you, 1/2 hour later i was thinking, why did i wait so long. The walk behind is just for back yards now, but it hasnt come off for about 5 years.
  3. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Velke (single wheel) spoiled me!.....Would'nt think of doing a small yard without dropping the wheel....Of course you do have to exercise control not to mow to fast and have skips or you do have to dismount on really steep sections to keep drive wheels from spinning or from popping wheelies.....I also have to join the "why didn't I get this long long ago" club....Some of the best $$ you'll ever spend....Less tired at the end of the day and can actually help increase production as well...
  4. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    one word............PROSLIDE :D
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 5,883

  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Intersting......I didn't know they made a Proslide "Hydro" :laugh:
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I got a set of jungle wheels for free with a mower i bought. Its pretty nice but jacknifes going backward, proslide for me next year.
  8. snowmizer

    snowmizer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    DITTO pro-slide!!!!!!!! :waving:
  9. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I also got the Jungle Wheels for free with my mower. It will jacknife but after I learned how to back up correctly I never had a problem since. You have to squeeze both leavers back together. Then, make small adjustments to turn backing up. Hard to explain here. But, I will try the proslide next year with my new wb mower. Thanks for the info, LCME
  10. Ability

    Ability LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    My sulky is ALWAYS used. I even leave it down on the trailer traveling between jobs. If you can walk behind the mower you can ride behind it.

    The only exception is steep hillsides. And then I just hop off and walk beside the sulky.

    Of course I do have a hydro so I reverse all the time. I guess it may be a little different on small lawns with a gear drive (no reverse).

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