Proslide

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JethroBodine, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. JethroBodine

    JethroBodine LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 31

    I just installed a new Proslide on my walk behind.

    It doesn't seem to retract all the way tight to the mower. Usually it sits (the plate) about parallel with the ground.

    Is this normal?

    Does it need to be "broke in" to move freely or did I get one with bad shocks that need to be replaced?
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Can you post a picture?? It should retract up out of the way.
    John
     
  3. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,692

    Damn, do you need a picture to know what parallel is??

    The gas strut may be bad, it should fold to about 45 degrees. Make sure the u bolt used to attach the slide is through straight and clean.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Some came with a bent part that keeps it from folding up all the way.
    John
     
  5. McCauley3

    McCauley3 LawnSite Member
    from WF, Tx
    Posts: 32

    I put mine on my exmark a few weeks ago, and it didn't seem to retract up all the way. I just nudge it with my foot, and it goes up the rest of the way.
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I think you have some debris In your spring. There are two ways the pro lifts-- One with the strut---Two with the spring. The strut lifts the whole unit and the spring lifts the skid plate.
    My new pro lifts better then anyone ive ever had in the last 10 years.
    John
     
  7. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,692

    I've had 3 Proslides now. Usually after a couple months, they don't lift up to a perfect 45 degree angle. As Patrick said, a little nudge with the foot and it will lift up.

    I actually like it this way, when the 'slide is slightly worn. With the plate more parallel to the ground, it's a lot easier to step on, you don't have to step up as far. When I do want it out of the way, I give it that little nudge.
     
  8. JethroBodine

    JethroBodine LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 31

    Ok, is this fully retracted?

    proslide1.jpg
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Looks good to me:D Ill take a pic of my slide and you can see.
    John
     
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,692

    That 'slide looks just fine!
     

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