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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Signature Landscaping1, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    The guy at the lesco dealer recomended me not to put a sulky on my new w/b, its a belt drive, he said it would strech out the belts alot. Is the true? Can i put on on my mower or not. if not i am goin to install a striping roller.
  2. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    My mower is belt driven and I have a 2 wheel velke w/ a 14hp kawi, and I'm a big guy, and mine's never "stretched" out the belts.

    Ask your dealer if it will void the warranty and go from there. That's what really matters.

    Also, I stripe kit like the CheckMate one will work with a velke/sulky.
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    ask him how would he like to walk 10-15 miles a day?
  4. SeacoastDesignsL&L

    SeacoastDesignsL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Ive had a 1 wheeled sulky on my belt drive for the last 4 years and have never seen it stretch out the belts more than normal wear and tear
  5. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 497

    I use my sulky every day.I won't leave home with out it.I use a belt drive and only have to replace my belts once a year!Even if you had to replace them twice a year , that still isn't bad! use a sulky it will make your life much easier!
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    It may be time to look for another dealer.........

    Never had any problems on my belt drives, even with a proslide on a late 80s ExM 36".
  7. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    i have to use one i walked all last year, its good exercise but im wiped out by the end of the day, and my knees started killing me, i have to get one and im going to, plus if have to replace the belts every yea or two, it doesnt cost much at all. i cant switch dealers its the only lesco in my area.
  8. elshauno

    elshauno LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    What kind of belts do you guys usually use?
  9. elshauno

    elshauno LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Since wb belts are common you could try taking your belts to some shops around you area. Then you can see if they have something else that fits which they more than likely do.
  10. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    The Lesco sulky is for a hydro only. For a belt dr look at the Bull rider

    similiar but can be used on either. Ed

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