yet another question about the pro-slide

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lsylvain, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    I was wondering how the pro-slide handles turns? It looks like it would dig into the ground when you turn around. Do you have to hop off at the end of each row?
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    it slides ;) literally

    actually the edges are beveled so it does not dig if you wear the plate too low then diggin in will happen from the metal backer. I use mine behind a hydro and do zero turns without getting off with no ill effects...with a belt it may be different
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    For 180 turns at the end of a row you step off turn and step down. I can almost do it as fast as my Walker can turn. The thing is great. Good Luck.
  4. Patfo

    Patfo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I have a 36in. 14HP belt drive and thinking about the Pro Slide. Do you need to step off when making 180 degree turns with the belt drive? If not whats the reason for stepping off on the turns? Thanks!
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    Wait a minute Ed. This is the first post I've read that mentions this. Is this right? I'd have to step off and back on at the end of EVERY row/stripe??

    I hope this is wrong. I'm already having a hard time convincing myself to spend $350 for a stupid metal platform, but if I have to keep steeping off and on this thing, forget it.
    Am I reading your post correctly?
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 994

    Can someone please clarify this.....I might make a purchase myself, and sure don't want to hop off on turns.
  7. dogdad4

    dogdad4 LawnSite Member
    from La
    Posts: 12

    I have had a pro slide for about 4 years and wouldn't have anything else. I do not have to get off of the slide on any turns. But, when backing up, you will have to step off and then get back on when going foreward again. I use this on a Gravely Pro 300 hydro 50" mower.
  8. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 994

    Will the proslide work well on belt drive walkbehinds tooo?

    BRIAN FOLEY LawnSite Member
    from ERIE,PA
    Posts: 47

    If you have a Toro go with the tru trak by Toro it works great. Brian

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    I can stay on mine in turns and it does great. You are fixing to get ripped at 350.00. I just bought one for $239.00 from my local dealer last week.

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