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Sulky

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by accuratelawn, Jan 7, 2000.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    Has anyone used the pro-slide sulky? The one with the platform that slides along the grass. How does it work? How long do the plastic plates last? Does it effect the striping on the lawn? Durabilty of the rest of the unit? Springs etc. <br> <br>Would it make $ence to go with a walk behind with one of these sulkies vs. a rider? I have a 60&quot; Lazer already.<br>Thanks Jeff
     
  2. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    Eric has oone and loves it i think
     
  3. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    I recently switched from a Bullrider to the Proslide and I love the Proslide. As far as durability goes I can't answer that since I have only had it a month but it's been trouble free so far.

    However, a 60'' lazer will outcut a wb anyday.
     
  4. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 832

    The proslide really does work good. I usually use one of the black plastic pieces every year but they are only like $30. Try one I think you will be impressed.
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    sure use a plate that slides on the grass with you weight on it. Go ahead do that.


    Hope you will be able to explain the turf damage caused to the lawn
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    As chefdrp said, I have one and I really like it. It rides smooth, keeps you behind the controls and at ground level, no flat tires ever, and perhaps the best part is the versatility of it- ride when you want, walk when you need to for steep hills and tight areas. IMO, a 48 or 52" hydro walk behind and a Proslide would compliment a 60" Z well. Yes it greatly increases striping action and you can drive it over hard surfaces but I don't ride on hard surfaces for long stretches. Crossing a driveway or sidewalk is fine. After using a two wheel trailing type previously, i can say that I like the Pro much better. Takes a little while to get used to it but once you are you are most effecient with it and won't have to step off much but it saves time when you do because you don't have to unhook it as with a conventional sulky.

    Glan, it would be nice if you knew what you were talking about :rolleyes: No turf damage whatsoever. Actually there is much less because the weight is spread out sooo much more that there is less stress on the individual blades of grass and no rutting at all. It has to be at least 3 times easier on the lawn than you walking on it. Even on the thin lawns on wet days, it does not tear or pull grass. If you've had these problems I'd say you were standing way too far forward on it and digging in with the front of it.

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  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    Glan----Re-Evaluation #2!:rolleyes:
     
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Eric, why is the bottom of the pic censored? Is it inappropriate? :confused:
     
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    haha lawncare3, yeah either eric forgot to wipe his hands after eatin his big mac or its some nude chyk posin in front of his new machine:D :D
     
  10. Stepping off and unhooking: I have used Velke and 6 other brands over the years, you don't step off them much at all. Unhooking a Velke you do not have to do, you can chain it up if need be.

    Disrespecting your peers like that, BOY you are BIG headed. Your lack of manners and experience shows true now.


    Turf damage; every time you walk on the grass you damage it, how evident it is is how much it shows. Like cutting stressed turf when real dry, where ever you bend the grass, it will show. YOU don't know it all KID.

    Basing all your experiences off of "USED/ABUSED" equipment like your ungodly creation of a sulkie and the used proslide you have just shows how intelligent you really are.

    What I can't believe is the sponsors of this site let you continue to comment and bash their products with your experiences in making similar from junk in your garage or buying someone else's junk/used/headache stuff.

    I can't believe they let this mockery continue.

    For the proslide, can't ride it on pavement has no wheels to drive it down the street, I can't use it.
     

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