Proslide Users

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, May 30, 2008.

  1. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Do you use a Proslide with a gear drive or hydro? Can you ride it during turns and in reverse? How do you like it?
  2. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    Love them!

  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    You can make turns. even while pulling one wheel back slitghy but the slide will start to retract. Backing up wont happen, hydro only and they are pretty cool. Not sure if i love it but it does what it needs to, i think the highest point of it for myself is the ability to take it on and off without really having to take it off. Just step on up and its out of the way for really tight areas nothing beats it and hills. well let us know what you do and best of luck this season
  5. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Good info, TY. I am deciding between a stander or a WB with Proslide and the reason I like the WB idea is for hills and the sides of ditches and other tight spots. Sounds like you answered that question well. TY
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    You certainly CAN use the Proslide with belt drives, and I have on several mowers -- Exmarks and Scags. You can also turn on it in most cases.

    You CAN'T back up with one in general, buy you can back up about a foot or so with it. To do this, leave one foot on the slide and take one off. You have to use it a bit to see what I mean, but I often do this to trim with the mower around a tree or sign.
  7. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Im thinking that the hydro is easier to turn around without tearing turf because of the ability to reverse without shifting. Is that the main advantage over a belt drive or are there others? While I am at it, Fixed or Floating? THX
  8. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    If you make a wide turn, the proslide will do fine with a belt drive.

    Hydros beat a belt drive in almost every way.

    Floating decks for me from now on! Not really mandatory though.
  9. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    i love mine. i can back slightly, and turn w/ no problem. ive had it on hydro's and belt drives. hydro is better, but its pk on a belt drive. i like a hydro for the reverse, tighter areas, and it pulls a heavier person better. it also pulls better in the wet grass (dew, or damp from last nights rain). on a gear drive the drive belts tend to slip more in the morning and while its wet.

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