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Proslide And Weight

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Penscape Landscaping, May 29, 2008.

  1. Penscape Landscaping

    Penscape Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    I love the stripes that a proslide leaves but will it pull my fat a@@. I am a big guy we are talking 6'4 320 give or take a twinkie. I walk it most the time but i would like a proslide. I demoed one 9 years ago on a husq. and liked it but that was 45#ish ago. Your help will be appriciated!
     
  2. dart440_72

    dart440_72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I was wondering the same thing. I tried contacting the manufacturer, but they never responded.
     
  3. TwistedSister

    TwistedSister LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 81

    It just depends on the mower. If its a big WB with a wide wheel base, low center of gravity, large tires, big engine, and is a hydro, i'm sure it would pull you. Sure it would put a little more wear and tear on the mower but thats just how it is. If its a smaller mower, I think it would pull you it the straight parts but during zero turns, you could be dragging the mower more than it dragging you. If that make any sense. I wouldnt try it with a belt drive because they are hard enought to control walking and would just be twice as hard with 300+ lbs of weight hanging off the back. If you really want to ride, a nice 2 wheeled sulky would suit you best (not the castor type). They are a little easier on the mower to pull and they dont fight the machine as much during zero turns. I hope to dont take this the wrong way, Im not trying to comment on your weight, Im sorry if I came off the wrong way, just trying to help you make the best decision. Peace out.
     
  4. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    you shouldnt have any problems with it pulling you. up hills, yea. all the sulkies with struggle up hills trying to pull weight behind them.
    I am becoming a dealer for Novea in my area as there is no one else. If you need info, let me know by pm message.
     

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