Pro-Slide XT on 36'' Belt Driven WB?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiacovino, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
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    anyone have two cents?
     
  3. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    DONT DO it.

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

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I ran mine on on a 48" gravely belt without issue. Had a 15hp Kawi. Also depends on what you weigh, I'm 180.
     
  5. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    it probably isnt good for the mower but it could be done. you could also put weights in the front to keep it down
     
  6. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  7. W.L.M.

    W.L.M. LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  8. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll probably go with a Velke X2
     
  9. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wouldn't even want to put a sulky on a belt driven mower but that's just me.
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  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    Agreed....
     

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