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Proslide for big boys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smcguirt, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. smcguirt

    smcguirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    How does the proslide work for some of the bigger boys out there? I am on the heavy side 250 and was wondering how they work. I have heard they work fine from someone else that is on the XXL size. I have a Exmark 48 Metro HP 17hp Kawasaki.


    Thanks
     
  2. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I posted a similar post this morning on the same topic. I've only heard from guys that are 200lbs or below. So far it shouldnÂ’t be a problem. But I too would like to hear from someone that is 250'ish.

    Pete
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I would just go with two wheels. Thet travel with SO much less drag. I think the invention of this "wheel" thing is really starting to take off!
     
  4. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    I am a big guy- pushing 300 lbs and both proslide and 2 wheel sulky work fine, Hydro seem to respond better , the belt drives require aliitle more maint so belts don't slip.
     
  5. smcguirt

    smcguirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I got my proslide today and installed and I am close to 300 and the at the slightest of hills and I mean slight, the mower wants to stand up. Anything I can do to stop this? Do the other mounting holes make a difference? I have heard about weights. If I am on flat ground it rides fine actually great! I couldn't believe what a smooth ride it is, but if I can't get the mower to stay down I will get some wheels. Please HELP!!
     
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    scmguirt, Even with wheels it's going to happen when going up hill you will probly have to buy a weight kit for your mower in the near future.

    What do you run?
     
  7. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    scmguirt, i'm 155 andwhen i start going up a small hill with the proslide the thing wheelies right up on me too.
     
  8. smcguirt

    smcguirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I have a Exmark Metro 48 HP 15 Kawasaki. Do the weights really help that much?
     

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