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Help with Sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pjnlandscape, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    I was wondering if anyone is using a Proslide behind a 36 walk behind. i just picked one up from a friend who left the landscaping community and it needs parts, so my question is, to fix or not to fix? should i just go buy a wheeled sulky? i have never seen anyone using a proslide on a 36 belt drive.



    2001 Chevy S10 V6 LS Ext. Cab
    2009 Bobcat 36 WB Belt
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
    Ryobi hedge Trimmer
    New to me Super Duty on its way!:)
     
  2. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,305

    could you provide a picture, so we could see what might be missing for parts ??
     
  3. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Sorry, i don't have any pictures bu i should have included that it needs a new gas shock and a new mounting bracket totaling fifty dollars plus shipping. not bad for parts but why waste the fifty bucks if i cant use the pro slide on my bobcat.




    2001 Chevy S10 V6 LS Ext. Cab
    2009 Bobcat 36 WB Belt
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
    Ryobi hedge Trimmer
    New to me Super Duty on its way!
     
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    It depends on the engines hp, but you may need to add weights to front of the WB to keep the front end down.
     
  5. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    The machine is a fifteen horse Kawasaki. do you know if bobcat distributes weight kits?



    2001 Chevy S10 V6 LS Ext. Cab
    2009 Bobcat 36 WB Belt
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
    Ryobi hedge Trimmer
    New to me Super Duty on its way!
     
  6. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,305

    thats funny!!!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  7. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Whats funny, i guess i dont get where your coming from. MikeKle is correct when you put some thought into it. i guess nobody ever accuesed me of being smart though.



    2001 Chevy S10 V6 LS Ext. Cab
    2009 Bobcat 36 WB Belt
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
    Ryobi hedge Trimmer
    New to me Super Duty on its way!
     
  8. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,305

    the weight is only on the sulky, does not transfer downward weight to mower to raise front of mower because of swivels in between sulky and mower, it only pulls the weight. 15 horse will pull it very well. depends on what gear u use.
     
  9. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Now i see what you're saying. but you have to remember this is a proslide in question, it has no wheel, does this change anything. I am not being sarcastic you seem to know what you're talking about.


    2001 Chevy S10 V6 LS Ext. Cab
    2009 Bobcat 36 WB Belt
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
    Ryobi hedge Trimmer
    New to me Super Duty on its way!
     
  10. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,305

    weather it be sliding or on wheels it pulls the weight and the weight is only yours pushing down on the sulky. so it only has to do with what you have for HP thay you have to pull it with , not weight transference.
     

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