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WHEEL KADDY

Simple Advantages to the Walk-Behind Kaddy

“You mean that I can’t sit down?!”…might be the knee-jerk response to the question “should we use walk-behinds or ZTR’s?”. Well before the jerk travels into the hand on your check book for the costly ZTR, consider the following facts:

  • The walk-behind can maneuver better on slopes with less damage to the turf.Wheel Kaddy
  • It can get up close around deciduous tree trunks faster with less maneuvering. The smaller wheel width allows a much closer trace around evergreens, without clipping the lower branches week after week.
  • Less turf damage – we can’t say that enough. ZTR’s need more moves in order to turn around without ripping the turf up. This slows you down day after day, minute after minute.
  • Walk-behinds require the operator to stand. After a full day of sitting on a ZTR you are almost more sore and stiff than if you kept yourself limber by standing on a sulke. Picking up garbage and other details that might require leaving the ZTR are less likely to happen because the operator has to do too much to leave his seat.

The KAGE Wheel Kaddy was designed with one purpose in mind: Extend the longevity of the other sulkies available on the market. Other brands just aren’t built like they are serious about building something to last. Tires are too small, bearings wear out right away, arm welds break….

Operator comfort: If the operator isn’t comfortable on the sulky, you can be sure that their efficiency will suffer. The Wheel Kaddy is equipped with large tires, suspension, and an exclusive pitch adjustment mechanism that allows the operator to stand perfectly level.

KAGE Kaddy’s Tires & Bearings

The tires sizes range from 10″, 11″ and even 13″ so that they last longer and have less ground pressure. The 3 piece wheel assemblies with tapered roller bearings are standard. The 3 pc rim design makes it easy to change the tire, no special tire changing equipment is necessary.

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3 Piece Design & Tapered Roller Bearings

WHEEL KADDY WHEEL

Example of 13×5.00-6

Exclusive Arm Assembly

The arm assembly that the Kaddy uses is exclusive. Featuring a quick release, long lasting pivots, and platform level adjustment – all in one compact assembly. The 360 Series also features suspension offering the smoothest ride possible, and swings 360 degrees underneath for backing up. The critical pivot points utilize needle bearings. The suspension is adjustable for weight resistance, and allows the pitch adjustment of the operator platform so that it is always level. The suspension system reduces operator fatigue, and provides more control while driving over rough terrain.

360 Series: Advanced model. Highly durable w/ 360 degree pivot and suspension

250 Series: Basic model, highly durable.

Adjustable Suspension (360 Series Only)

The suspension is adjustable for weight resistance, and allows the pitch adjustment of the operator platform so that it is level.

IMG_8926 (1) (ID 432211)

Needle Bearing Pivot Points

Needle Bearing Pivot Points

Common to both 250 and 360 Series, the Wheel Kaddys utilize needle bearings for critical pivot points so that you enjoy a lifetime of use. These bearings are the same that are used in vehicle and tractor drivetrains – you can rest assured that they are going to outlast anything else.

Quick Release & Heavy Duty Pivot

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lawn mower sulky pivot

Wheel Kaddy 250 Arm

IMG_8924 (1) (ID 432209)

Wheel Kaddy 360

 

Adjustable Platform Pitch

Common to both 250 and 360 series, the Wheel Kaddys feature exclusive platform adjustment so that you can adjust the pitch (level) of the platform. No longer do you have to ride on a slippery platform that is constantly pitched backwards. Now, with the help of the adjustable platform pitch, the operator can actually feel more securely engaged with the controls of the machine.

Pitch Adjustment

Quick Release Mounts

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Quick Release Mount

The Wheel Kaddy includes any one of the standard mounts. Each mount includes the quick release to attach the arm assembly easily. The model specific mounts bolt onto the respective machine without the need to drill or weld. Food for thought: Now because the quick release is so easy, crews can use many different machines sharing only a few Kaddy’s (for instance if they carry a spare machine they can swap the Kaddy from the machine that is disabled).

Available Standard Mounts

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Operator Controls

The Wheel Kaddy’s distance adjustment keeps the operator within a comfortable range of the controls while maneuvering around obstacles.

Distance Adjustmentwhk-control-pic

Wheel Kaddy Specifications


Simple Advantages to the Walk-Behind Kaddy

“You mean that I can’t sit down?!”…might be the knee-jerk response to the question “should we use walk-behinds or ZTR’s?”. Well before the jerk travels into the hand on your check book for the costly ZTR, consider the following facts:

  • The walk-behind can maneuver better on slopes with less damage to the turf.Wheel Kaddy
  • It can get up close around deciduous tree trunks faster with less maneuvering. The smaller wheel width allows a much closer trace around evergreens, without clipping the lower branches week after week.
  • Less turf damage – we can’t say that enough. ZTR’s need more moves in order to turn around without ripping the turf up. This slows you down day after day, minute after minute.
  • Walk-behinds require the operator to stand. After a full day of sitting on a ZTR you are almost more sore and stiff than if you kept yourself limber by standing on a sulke. Picking up garbage and other details that might require leaving the ZTR are less likely to happen because the operator has to do too much to leave his seat.

The KAGE Wheel Kaddy was designed with one purpose in mind: Extend the longevity of the other sulkies available on the market. Other brands just aren’t built like they are serious about building something to last. Tires are too small, bearings wear out right away, arm welds break….

Operator comfort: If the operator isn’t comfortable on the sulky, you can be sure that their efficiency will suffer. The Wheel Kaddy is equipped with large tires, suspension, and an exclusive pitch adjustment mechanism that allows the operator to stand perfectly level.

KAGE Kaddy’s Tires & Bearings

The tires sizes range from 10″, 11″ and even 13″ so that they last longer and have less ground pressure. The 3 piece wheel assemblies with tapered roller bearings are standard. The 3 pc rim design makes it easy to change the tire, no special tire changing equipment is necessary.

whk-500--wheels

3 Piece Design & Tapered Roller Bearings

WHEEL KADDY WHEEL

Example of 13×5.00-6

Exclusive Arm Assembly

The arm assembly that the Kaddy uses is exclusive. Featuring a quick release, long lasting pivots, and platform level adjustment – all in one compact assembly. The 360 Series also features suspension offering the smoothest ride possible, and swings 360 degrees underneath for backing up. The critical pivot points utilize needle bearings. The suspension is adjustable for weight resistance, and allows the pitch adjustment of the operator platform so that it is always level. The suspension system reduces operator fatigue, and provides more control while driving over rough terrain.

360 Series: Advanced model. Highly durable w/ 360 degree pivot and suspension

250 Series: Basic model, highly durable.

Adjustable Suspension (360 Series Only)

Wheel Kaddy 360 Suspension Cutaway

The suspension is adjustable for weight resistance, and allows the pitch adjustment of the operator platform so that it is level.

IMG_8926 (1) (ID 432211)

Needle Bearing Pivot Points

Common to both 250 and 360 Series, the Wheel Kaddys utilize needle bearings for critical pivot points so that you enjoy a lifetime of use. These bearings are the same that are used in vehicle and tractor drivetrains – you can rest assured that they are going to outlast anything else.

IMG_8928 (1) (ID 432213)

Quick Release & Heavy Duty Pivot

lawn mower sulky pivot

Wheel Kaddy 250 Arm

IMG_8924 (1) (ID 432209)

Wheel Kaddy 360


Adjustable Platform Pitch

Common to both 250 and 360 series, the Wheel Kaddys feature exclusive platform adjustment so that you can adjust the pitch (level) of the platform. No longer do you have to ride on a slippery platform that is constantly pitched backwards. Now, with the help of the adjustable platform pitch, the operator can actually feel more securely engaged with the controls of the machine.

Pitch Adjustment

Quick Release Mounts

whk-quick-release

Quick Release Mount

The Wheel Kaddy includes any one of the standard mounts. Each mount includes the quick release to attach the arm assembly easily. The model specific mounts bolt onto the respective machine without the need to drill or weld. Food for thought: Now because the quick release is so easy, crews can use many different machines sharing only a few Kaddy’s (for instance if they carry a spare machine they can swap the Kaddy from the machine that is disabled).

Available Standard Mounts

available-whk-mounts

Operator Controls

The Wheel Kaddy’s distance adjustment keeps the operator within a comfortable range of the controls while maneuvering around obstacles.

Distance Adjustmentwhk-control-pic

Wheel Kaddy Specifications