Proslide, Velke, or Bullrider for Rough Lawns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scout_pete, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. scout_pete

    scout_pete LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Just about to pull the trigger on a Ferris W/B and need to pick the best ride. I know I need a two-wheel or Prolide to avoid rutting. Which of the two is going to compact my spine the least?
  2. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,669

    no doubt, proslide. It's all about surface area and it's impossible for two wheels mounted on any type of frame to compete. I've had both and the back section of my yard is very rutty and bumpy. There is no comparison, get the slide.
  3. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    i just got a proslide yesterday from another lawnsite member and if your a bigger guy its a pain to make it work. I'm about 260-270 and the ground is moist (had rained the night before but I was cutting at 7 pm last night) and the mower wanted to keep spinning the tires when turning. You have to lean alot in the turns to make it work too. I'm sure when i get the hang of it i'll be able to get it to work without spinning. As for bumpy lawn (of which my lawn is) its real smooth, better then the 2 wheel sulky i had, you'd break your neck on that thing, at least on here you don't feel much.
    Maybe i just need to loose weight? :D
  4. kwelch

    kwelch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

  5. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    You proslide guys help me out here.

    From what I understand about proslides, they are simply a piece of metal attached to the mower that you slide on, no wheels or anything?

    My walkbehinds tend to be light in the front anyway, and I have a two wheel sulky. I would think that the drag behind the mower would be greater causing the nose to be lighter than it already is.

  6. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    If this is occuring then add a weight set to the front of the mower to balance it out. I don't see it a problem for all the skinny guys out there but my 240lb frame would probably cause it to be front end light.
  7. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    I run a Turf glyder.... I'n not sure about everyone else, but once I got use to it I wouldn't use anything else
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I secound this.
  9. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I third this. I own 3 and would not own anything else.
  10. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    i vote proslide

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