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Proslide help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mac43rn, May 20, 2007.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I have an older version Proslide (not XT) and I am having some issues with it retracting properly. I know it is installed properly because it use to work just fine. It will retract (usually) the first time I get on it, then it will only retract about half way. Then it will eventually need my services where I lift it up and "reset" what I believe is the gas shocks. If I was guessing I would say my gas shocks are going out. The springs on the bottom, which also assist in the lifting, are not broken and seem to be working properly.

    Do I need to upgrade my gas shocks?

  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Yeah do it each year or two. that and new springs keep it going up with no help. I replace the springs every year as they usually break at least once a year any ways. keep spares. shocks go for about 2 years before they really need replacing. good luck.
  3. Harrington Landscape

    Harrington Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Erie Pa
    Messages: 336

    I replace my shocks every spring and put new springs on the bottom hope that this helps.
  4. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Yep, the gas shocks are worn. When you order new ones (I've always found it very easy to order direct from Novae) order a spare also.

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