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Will a belt drive pull a Proslide???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfmgr, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. turfmgr

    turfmgr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    not much response from my last thread, but im gonna ask again. 17hp Kaw. belt drive Exmark Metro, weight=195, will a proslide work or should i stick with the velke???
  2. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    I myself would stick with the sulky or velke. We have a swivel sulky that the guys love. The belts might wear quicker and you get to a a small incline she might just not pull it up there is so much more resistance.

  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    the proslide has very little resistance, you may need to kick off skateboard style but shouldnt have any problems
  4. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Yes it will. I have the pro slide on 17 kaw 52 inch lesco and it works fine. I wiegh just about 230 or so. Only down side I have found with the proslide is that I go thru two friction plates a season. Each plate is thirty dollars plus shipping and handling.
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    We had a Proslide on a Snapper 36" BD all last season until I sold it in the fall. It pulled me(240#) fine,my brother at 250#, and other helper at 225#, and left a really awesome stripe. The only reason I got rid of that 36" was b/c it was 5 years old and belt drive. I am thinking of getting another 36" this spring, but I'm waiting for a demo on the new 32" Stander first :D

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