Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jnjnlc, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    While at the expo I tried out the new Husqvarna WB with a Pro-slide. I liked it. I liked the Husqy controls as well. I liked the fact that you could step off of the slide and it retracts out of the way. When on the slide you stay directly behind the mower. The first turn was a bear though, I nearly threw myself off of it. I was not expecting to be swung around like that. I think if I buy a WB I will get a Pro-Slide for it.

    Anybody else using a Pro-Slide? How do you like it? Pros? Cons? How does it do on rough and rocky ground?

  2. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I like it allot. Much better than the competition on rough ground. Allot less fatigue. Plus it lets you go from wide open stand on areas, to areas that require foot control with out stopping. I bought mine for $375, a little steep compared to the competition, but worth it.
  3. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    What is the competition. Are there other slide type velkes?
  4. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I was referring to all velkes on the market. The slide is much smoother than all the wheel types I have used and the auto retract is very nice. As for other slides, I duno?
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Have you guys seen Toro's velke? It's pretty cool. I'm not sure if it works with other brands, but I'm sure you could figure out some sort of setup if it's not compatible. It's called the Tru Trak. Looks pretty neat with the split design. It's not supposed to jack knife but I'll believe it when I see it.
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    The Tru Trak doesn't jacknife.

    I know the guy the bought the idea from.
  7. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    I also tried the Toro with Tru Trak at the expo. It is similar to Rocket Wheels. It tracks directly behind the mower. The wheels or casters track behind the drive wheels. The difference being it does not retract when you need to walk. It is not a bad concept though.
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Right, it's not like a Pro-Slide, but a very well designed velke. ;)

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I have a pro slide , and have been using it for about 4 years. I love it. it stripes the lawns beautifully. Increases productivity and definatly reduces fatigue. Yes if you need to get off of it and walk in tight areas or to go in reverse it retracts up out of your way. I have it on the back of my 36 scag with 12.5 kawi and it's a belt drive. have no problems.. No complanits. The company also make s the gridiron rack set up for trailers .. worth looking into as well.
  10. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    Is the toro sulkie similar to the trimmer trap bull rider? that's what I've used in the past and liked it alot

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