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Old 02-25-2011, 06:55 PM
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Ive used the Velke on several 36ers and had no issues and I weigh 225 on a good day. They work well and save tons of time for me!
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:42 PM
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Had a velke x2 with no issues on a 32" exmark metro 13hp kaw was fine for me.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:40 PM
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man, when we tried one, the mower just popped wheelies and would not stay down, and we had 50lbs extra on the front of the deck as an option !!
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:15 AM
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ProSlides are awesome, strange thing is I NEVER see them 'round here....
2004 Tacoma 4 x 4
52" Exmark TT HP w/ProSlide
36" Exmark TT HP w/ProSlide
Accelerator Baggers
Toro 21"
Honda 21"
Sthil 110 4-Mix String Trimmer
Sthil 420 BP Blower
Echo 755 Blower
Sthil HS-81 Hedge Trimmer
Spyker Spreader
Plugr PL 800 WB Aerator
Lawn Soultions WB Aerator

Echo BP Sprayers
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:33 PM
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No opinion to offer here on ProSlilde, just experience.

I tried one on my Exmark Viking, 36", hydro drive, 15hp Kohler. In short, no good -- did not work. The slider controlled the machine far too much. It is too light, too narrow of footprint. I used it for a short time, then sold it. As much as I wanted to use a ProSlide, it was a failure.

I had a single-wheeled Velke, but didn't like the wheel mark. Then the ProSlide, failed. Then to a two-wheeled Bull-Rider. The BR is a convertible model, either trailer or fixed. Fixed mode, with swiveling caster would not work. The reasons were much the same reason for the failed ProSlide. But, in trailer mode, it works well. No, can't do a true Z-turn, so some turning changes need to be implemented.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:43 PM
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I think the "fixed platform" type sulkeys, the ones that keep you in one position and have caster wheels, almost need to be used on a 48" or larger WB. I had a lesco one that was on a Dane 48" hydro fixed deck and it was also not a heavy enough mower to handle that sulkey. I think if it was a heavier floating deck model it would have preformed better, or a 52"+

It's funny how one person seems to be very satisfied with the results of a certian sulkey + mower combo yet the next person with the same set-up deems it worthless as it didn't function as intended. I think the problem lies in that no WALKbehind mower was really built to pull the operator like that, and is probably the reason that stand-on type mowers are becoming ever more popular.
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