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Old 05-23-2012, 10:44 PM
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Hey Oaknut, dealer got back to me today with a price for a OCDC. $239+freight which he said was about $50. Way too much!!! I will be making one instead!
Ehh... The price for the unit seems about what I expected - the freight pushes it a bit though.
Heck, the Ferris mulch kit I bought was $100 including tax. One hundred dollars for two curved pieces of steel and a bag of bolts - that's it. Doesn't even include blades.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:57 AM
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Ehh... The price for the unit seems about what I expected - the freight pushes it a bit though.
Heck, the Ferris mulch kit I bought was $100 including tax. One hundred dollars for two curved pieces of steel and a bag of bolts - that's it. Doesn't even include blades.
Ya he asked if I wanted a mulch kit for 90 bucks. The kit I got when I had my stander was 100 with no blades too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:06 PM
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is it hard to steer with a SD & a velke?
In one word... Yes. You can want it to turn but the amount it actually turns may not be as much as you are hoping for. Sharp 90 degree turns are out of the question.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:58 PM
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In one word... Yes. You can want it to turn but the amount it actually turns may not be as much as you are hoping for. Sharp 90 degree turns are out of the question.
What are your thoughts on a proslide?
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 AM
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What are your thoughts on a proslide?
A Proslide is still a sulky and will have the same problems as a wheeled sulky. You will not be able to turn the mower while using it. Also, I don't know how much more power the Proslide takes to pull verses a wheeled sulky.

The SD tranny is a strange little tranny. The more load you put on it the more force you will need to push on the thumb controls to keep the mower moving. If you want to see what I'm talking about try to move the mower while the brake is on. You'll see that it takes a whole lot more thumb power to push the thumb controls forward.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:13 PM
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I know what your sayin, I gotta push the thumb controls farther forward to climb the ramp into the back of the truck. I was just thinkin that with the proslide I could step off quick, have it retract up into the transport position, make my turn, then hop back on it. Not sure if that would be a PITA though.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:33 PM
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what kind of oil should I use? sae 30? 10w30? anybody have any suggestions? 3-4 more hours and then I have to do the 1st oil change.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:33 PM
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I use Pennzoil 10w30 regular oil in all of my mowers.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:37 PM
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I use Pennzoil 10w30 regular oil in all of my mowers.
thanks Richard, heres a pic of the hour meter. i mounted it under the dashboard....thats just what i'll call it.http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.p...1&d=1338071842
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kind of a crappy pic...
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