Proslide vs. velke

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Charles R. Laws, Jan 21, 2001.

  1. Charles R. Laws

    Charles R. Laws Banned
    Messages: 13

    Has anyone tried the Proslide, if so please advise. How does it stack-up to a velke?
  2. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    i would recomend using the search tool, i know their have been discusions on this in the past, if that doesn't work email me, i use a proslide on one of my units and a velkee on the other so i can help ya decide...
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

  4. Mike Felices

    Mike Felices Banned
    from Georgia
    Messages: 91

    I have a Velke on my Wb and I have tried a Pro-Slide. Personally I prefer the Pro-Slide. The ride is much smoother and you never have to bend over to fold it up, just step off and it folds it self up. You never have to worry about a flat tire either.

    [Edited by Mike Felices on 01-21-2001 at 05:45 PM]
  5. Bama

    Bama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I prefer the proslide. It folds up out of the way automatically and you don't have to worry about jack-knifing, also.
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    We use rocket wheels instead of the velke and have eliminated the potential for "jack-knifeing".

    When I was in Charolette over the summer I saw alot of guys down there using what I believe to be the pro slide.

    Hope this helps some.
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I've got a Pro-slide and love it. Never used a Velkie but I wouldn't even consider one after the slider.
  8. Charles R. Laws

    Charles R. Laws Banned
    Messages: 13

    Thanks everyone for your response, I'll be using a proslide this season. Hope everyone has a fantastic season.
  9. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    i was at a hospital looking out the window and was amazed
    at how nice the stripes looked i kept wondering what kind
    of mower they used. about a week later i drove by and i saw
    the pro slide for the first time thats how those stripes got there .if my wb was a hydro i would buy proslide that
    guy on that was going just as fast as any velkie.
  10. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Toro just came out with a knew velkie- no more jack knife
    Am trying to find price on it.

    I've never used a pro-slide but heard on hills, they might dig in the ground. Also if your a little heavy. This is just what I heard

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