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Anyone running a 12/5 kawa metro proslide combo?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by matthew horner, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    I just got a 36 inch metro belt drive with the 12.5 kawasaki engine. Does anyone have experience with this and a proslide?

    Can't decide whether to get one for it or not.

  2. kwelch

    kwelch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm in a similiar situation and also tempted to get one.
  3. seymour_glass

    seymour_glass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

  4. rockhouse

    rockhouse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Had a 14 horse kohler ( with 10 years of use) on a Toro 37 belt drive. Bought a proslide. I weigh 190. I had more problems with the belt drive than the engine. Belts did not pull it well. sold it - the mower- & got an Exmark TTHP 36. The difference is like night & day with a hydro. To give an opion I would say the proslide on a belt drive mower, if you weigh 180 or more, would be marginal at best.

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