A sulky is a small attachment for your walk-behind lawnmower. The sulky has a flat platform with traction lines for you to stand on, and it includes one or two wheels. It attaches with a hitch, and it has a small footprint that makes storage and transportation easy. The sulky offers many advantages, especially if you have a large lawn to mow or if you operate a lawn care or landscaping business. When you take pride in caring for your lawn, a sulky is a wise choice for your set of equipment and tools. Here are the benefits of using a sulky.
Increases Lawn Mowing Efficiency
With a sulky attachment for your lawn mower, you can get the job done in less time. The self-propelled lawn mower propels you forward, and you will not get fatigued as quickly as you would when you have to push the mower yourself. Stepping onto and off of the sulky is faster and easier than getting yourself situated on the seat of a riding mower. Less time getting onto and off of the mower means a faster rate of completion for mowing the lawn. If you have a lot of lawns to mow, using the sulky will speed up the process.
Enhances Comfort for the Operator
Sulkies increase your comfort when mowing a lawn. Their spring suspension minimizes any vibrations, so your feet, ankles, knees and hips will not feel sore after finishing a large job. Standing is a more ergonomic position than sitting when mowing a lawn. You may find that using a sulky allows you to mow for a longer period of time than you are able to mow when seated on a riding mower. Riding lawn mower seats are made of molded hard plastic, which can be tough on your lower back, abdomen and hips. The more ergonomic sulky allows you to position yourself in a more comfortable way.
Boosts Your Safety
If you need to duck in order to avoid a tree branch or airborne debris, doing so is easy. If the mower starts to tip because of wet grass, steep terrain, hidden debris in the grass or hills, you can step off of the sulky in a hurry. This prevents you from falling. You will be clear of the mower. There is no risk of getting your foot stuck around pedals if you need to get off the lawnmower in a hurry.
Easily Access Lawn mower Controls
When riding on a sulky, it is easy to reach the lawnmower's controls. You can increase or decrease its speed, turn it off or on or steer all while standing on the sulky. When you need to navigate around the features of a yard, such as a tree, curved path, water feature, sidewalk or driveway, just lean the weight of your body as you steer. Steering the sulky is much like steering a bicycle as you ride it.