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WB controls using sit-down sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jay Ray, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    In your opinion, which large WB (52 to 61") has the best controls for operating comfortably for large props (3-4 acres) from a sit-down sulky?

    Does anyone know why Exmark discontinued their sit-down?
  2. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would think that they would be about the same. I don't think that deck size would have anything to do with the turning capability.

    I always wondered if there was a big demand for the sit-sulky. I never saw to many of them. It seems that it woud be a bit uncomfortable to make sharp turns from a seated position. Never tried one, so I can't really say.
  3. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    My reason for asking is that I'm going to put 7 or 8k into one mower that has to do everything on acreage including steep ditch banks, which I will walk after dropping the sulky. The only rider I would consider using (maybe) on steep banks would be a 3 wheeler. There isn't enough budget for that or a Kut-Kwik.

    I tried using an old low-slung Murray that I built side seat pads off to the side of the main seat, to use more of my weight to compensate on banks and still came close to losing it a couple of times. After that I walked them. No way would I risk a Z and me.

    I like the Turf Tracer Ultra-Cut and the ECS is great on a stand-up sulky, but don't know what it is like sitting. But I want to look at Scag, Gravely, Toro, Lesco, and Husqvarna as these have dealers within 60 miles. I'm not considering the Deere 54" 7 iron because it is so difficult to hook up a sulky.

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