Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DLAWNS, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    Ive used the Velke on several 36ers and had no issues and I weigh 225 on a good day. They work well and save tons of time for me!
  2. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,294

    Had a velke x2 with no issues on a 32" exmark metro 13hp kaw was fine for me.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    man, when we tried one, the mower just popped wheelies and would not stay down, and we had 50lbs extra on the front of the deck as an option !!
  4. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    ProSlides are awesome, strange thing is I NEVER see them 'round here....
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    No opinion to offer here on ProSlilde, just experience.

    I tried one on my Exmark Viking, 36", hydro drive, 15hp Kohler. In short, no good -- did not work. The slider controlled the machine far too much. It is too light, too narrow of footprint. I used it for a short time, then sold it. As much as I wanted to use a ProSlide, it was a failure.

    I had a single-wheeled Velke, but didn't like the wheel mark. Then the ProSlide, failed. Then to a two-wheeled Bull-Rider. The BR is a convertible model, either trailer or fixed. Fixed mode, with swiveling caster would not work. The reasons were much the same reason for the failed ProSlide. But, in trailer mode, it works well. No, can't do a true Z-turn, so some turning changes need to be implemented.
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I think the "fixed platform" type sulkeys, the ones that keep you in one position and have caster wheels, almost need to be used on a 48" or larger WB. I had a lesco one that was on a Dane 48" hydro fixed deck and it was also not a heavy enough mower to handle that sulkey. I think if it was a heavier floating deck model it would have preformed better, or a 52"+

    It's funny how one person seems to be very satisfied with the results of a certian sulkey + mower combo yet the next person with the same set-up deems it worthless as it didn't function as intended. I think the problem lies in that no WALKbehind mower was really built to pull the operator like that, and is probably the reason that stand-on type mowers are becoming ever more popular.

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