velke or sulky or pro-slide

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HDALLC, May 2, 2006.

  1. HDALLC

    HDALLC LawnSite Member
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    I just got an Exmark 48 turf tracer hp, With 17 Hp. Kawasaki engine now I'm looking to get a velke or sulky or pro-slide. Looking for input regarding 2 wheels compared to one, I know the difference regarding leaving ruts between 2 wheels and 1 looking for other input regarding ease of use, and any information on the pro-slide. :drinkup:
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    The single wheel is much easier to back up. For me it works better for the smaller lots.
     
  4. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
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    Yes MCW helped me out alot as well as others decided on the x2

    Thanks,
    Trevor
     
  5. HDALLC

    HDALLC LawnSite Member
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    I looked at the other thred and decided on the x2-2wheel model :drinkup:
     
  6. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
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    Good Choice still lookin for a good deal on one.
     
  7. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got a pro-slide on my 36" Deere and love it. I have never used any of the wheeled ones though, so i don't have a whole lot to compare it to. But it leaves a real nice stripe and doesnt take up that much more room on the trailer. Just my .02.
     
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have 2 Exmarks, 48" 17hp and have Proslides on both. I have tried wheeled models but the slides are the best for me that I have found so far. Good luck.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    The single wheel also doesn't fishtail at high speeds, and J.Thomas now sells them for 200 dollars.
     

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