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Two Wheeled Sulky With Solid Tires Ride Quality

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gadfreak, May 5, 2006.

  1. gadfreak

    gadfreak LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 37

    Does anyone know if I would have better sulky ride quality (Not as bumpy/rough) with pneumatic tires instead of solid? It is a Cub Cadey Pro Sulky Two wheeled on a Scag SWZ 61" Walk Behind. See pic...


    happy Friday!

  2. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I would think that you would have to have a better ride quality with the pneumatic tires because they will absorb alot more shock and bounce than the solid ones. I was wondering how the ride was on the solid tires? I'd say it's obviously more stiff, but its probly nice to know you can't pop them... Do you like them... pros.... cons...?
  3. gadfreak

    gadfreak LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 37

    Not fun but real rough and bumpy.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    pneumatic will give better ride quality no doubt
  5. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    BUT will also give you more down time due to flat tires, and do lots of damage to clients yards due to those flat tires....

    i got tired of fixing the flat/airing it up ALL the time so i wnet solid on the single wheel velke and havent looked back.
  6. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I will probly get the solid tires on my sulky as soon as my pneumatic tires give me any trouble...
  7. Signature Landscaping1

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

    I ran over glass with my velke, phenumatic tire popped. Now i have to spend time gettin a new one.
  8. webami

    webami LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Have you ever used J-Thomas. They have a two-wheel sulky and they offer zero flat tires which are the same as air filled. check them @ j-thomas.com.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Get a bottle of that pink or orange sealer stuff so you unscrew the valve then dump a bunch in there (read instructions), reseat the valve and fill with air and spin it a lot or go ride it for 5-10 minutes to spread the sealer.

    Always pump that velke tire up to 50 psi, you will know long before it is flat that something ain't right. That's not to say it never happens but if I fix a flat once / year, that's a lot for me and I got tire-patch kits and spare inner tube and more sealant and an air pump right in the truck.

    Couple of cans of fix-a-flat ain't never hurt nobody either lol
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Well, wouldn't you stop if the tire was flat and take the sulky off? thats like trying to drive your car all the way home on two flat tires, just get the flat free tires for it

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