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Will Belt Drive Pull a sulky

JB1LNDSCPR

LawnSite Member
Location
Central NY
Will a Bunton 12 HP Onan 48" Belat Drive be able to pull a Sulky or no?
 
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JB1LNDSCPR

LawnSite Member
Location
Central NY
Thats fine i can walk up an incline but you think it will pull me around good? i weight 270 pounds
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
I have a 48'' scag with a 15 kohler and a toro with a 15 kawasaki and i use a velke on both with no problems and im about your size
 

Rick Jones

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NY
No offense intended, but 270 lbs concentrated on 1 or 2 small tires might leave some nasty ruts. Just my opinion...
 

impactlandscaping

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Morgantown, WV
We have 12.5 Kawi on a 36" belt ,and a 17 kawi on a 48" belt, lots of uneven terrain and hills,jungle wheels sulkies, and ours do just fine.By the way, the lightest guy in our crew is 225lbs.We have no problems with rutting, either.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_8_6.gif' border=0></a>
 

bastalker

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Connecticut
I dunno impact.........A 12 hp Onan is pushin it with a 270 lber on board.....

I would try an get a little more hp, if you haven't already gotten the Onan.......
 

impactlandscaping

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Morgantown, WV
WHoa! Thanx bastalker--->Sorry, I thought it was a 36" deck, it seems already under powered w/ a 12HP on a 48" deck, let alone trying to ride a sulky even at 170lbs...Get a bigger mower / motor combo if you haven't already purchased this mower.....pay no attention to my previous post...I think I'm slowly going crazy waiting for spring!!
 

Navig8r

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New York State
I run a single wheel velke on my Scag 48" belt drive with 15 Kohler.... no problems, Hills are OK too.....
HOWEVER.. I only weigh 160....
I would think it might be OK on level lawns.. but hills or tall/heavy growth and you probably will have a problem.
 
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