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Which sulky is right for me?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Buddha92SLC, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Buddha92SLC

    Buddha92SLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Mower: Gravely belt driven 36" Walk Behind with Briggs 14.5 Horsepower engine

    Weight: 215lbs

    I've been doing some research on sulkies, sulkys, velkies, etc. Some say that a proslide will work well even though I'm over 200lbs and others say not. I'm not fat by any means and my weight is actually correct for my height and build... ok maybe a few extra lbs but not much.:weightlifter:

    Basically my choices are:

    One wheel velkie
    2 wheeled sulky

    Which would be best for me and why? I've never used one before so there would be a learning curve I'm sure. The reason for the purchase is that I just picked up 2 more accounts with a substantial amount of acerage for a walkbehind. So please your suggestions are welcome.

  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I run Jungle Wheels on my WB's. I don't like the one wheeled sulky because it leaves a line down the middle. The Pro-slide would be cool, but I don't think the belt drives need any more strain on them...slippage ya know.
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I learned a 36" Exmark hydro was not enough machine for a ProSlide. It is too light, and not a wide enough footprint. The ProSlide unit "drove" the machine, not the other way.

    I sold it after a couple of weeks of trial, and bought a BullRider. I am able to use it in trailer mode (mine is an older style, convertible between caster mode, trailer mode). They offer a Bronco model as a trailer model. No, I cannot use my true zero-turn capability while on the sulky, but it works well for me.

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