Will give it a try

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ground Effects NH, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use my slide on my TTHP 48" 17 Kawi with no problems. It depends also on how much you weigh also but I really don't see any real problem, unless your really heavy. The weight kit from Exmark helps to keep the front end down.Good luck, give it a try, it's pretty simple to install.
     
  3. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats my problem, my weight 260# 6'4"
     
  4. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Boy, I wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley. LOL. Seriously, there is probally some big guys on here using slides, maybe one of them can help you better than me. The only thing I can tell you is to try it and see for yourself how it works. You could also try a search on proslides here and see what you come up with. Good luck and sorry I wasn't much help.
     
  5. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats why I elected not to go with a pro slide. I am 6'2 and go close to 280lbs. I just couldnt see how I wouldnt tear up yards on that thing. I went with jungle wheels instead and have had great luck.

    Latter this season if you get a chance, PM me and let me know how it works for you. Maybe Ill give it a chance.
     
  6. 44toy

    44toy LawnSite Member
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    I am 6'4 300lbs and use the 2 wheel velky and jungle wheels. On a 16 hp twin 52" hydro and 14hp "for now" 48"hydro they pull me pretty good. I like the idea of the pro slide and the single velky worked great for on of my employees "125lbs soaking wet" a few years back. The 2 wheel velky and jungle wheels kind of dance around more than the proslide probably would, and I know for sure they dance more than a single wheel velky. But they will support your weight without bogging the motor much. But thats my take on it, try a good 2 wheel velky or jungle wheels. I think the velky rides about an lower to the ground so you wont be bending over that much to reach the bars.

    why not build a stipping roller velky-kill 2 birds with on stone.
     

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