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jiacovino
06-14-2009, 10:21 PM
I was reading on the Pro-Slide site that it's not recommended for "some belt-driven walk-behinds."

Does anyone know if this would include a 36'' BobCat with a 15hp engine? I was pretty set on ordering a Pro-Slide, but if it's going to put a strain on my mower, I might get a two wheel Velke.

If anyone's used one on a similar mower, let me know.

jiacovino
06-15-2009, 09:22 PM
anyone have two cents?

IntegrityGuy
06-15-2009, 09:26 PM
DONT DO it.

my 48'' turf tracer has a hard time pulling it without the front end flipping up.

dwost
06-15-2009, 09:50 PM
I ran mine on on a 48" gravely belt without issue. Had a 15hp Kawi. Also depends on what you weigh, I'm 180.

STIHL GUY
06-15-2009, 09:53 PM
it probably isnt good for the mower but it could be done. you could also put weights in the front to keep it down

nnj18
06-15-2009, 09:55 PM
DO NOT DO IT! forget about the deck flipping up the transmission wont be able to handle it and those belts will slip a lot more....

I had one on a 36" TTHP with no problems but that machine had a weight kit & was HYDRO.

W.L.M.
06-15-2009, 10:04 PM
I agree with nnj the machine doing a wheely wouldn't be the problem the strain on the trans and belts would be far too much. If the machine will even pull it at all I assure the belts would be smoked in no time.

jiacovino
06-15-2009, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the advice, I'll probably go with a Velke X2

nnj18
06-16-2009, 12:03 AM
I wouldn't even want to put a sulky on a belt driven mower but that's just me.
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MileHigh
06-16-2009, 01:01 AM
I wouldn't even want to put a sulky on a belt driven mower
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Agreed....

CGlisson
06-16-2009, 02:07 AM
If your properties are big enough to need a sulky...you should get a hydro anyway. Or use a Z. I don't understand...

jiacovino
06-16-2009, 02:40 AM
there are only a few that have 1/4 - 1/2 acre square open areas. I could mow those areas in half the time running the mower in 5th gear with a sulky. Sure, I could run, but that'd tire me out fast.

jiacovino
06-16-2009, 02:41 AM
plus the sulky is only a temporary fix, i'll be purchasing a hydro or a stander next year