The Best Lawn Mower Sulky in 2022 is Still The Proslide XT


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Everything you need to start using the Proslide sulky is included in the box - the mounting bracket and hardware to install are included.

The Proslide XT is compatible with almost every commercial walk-behind lawn mower.

2 things to note about compatibility:

  1. The manufacturer recommends a 48" deck size or larger
  2. The manufacturer recommends the mower be hydro-driven, not belt-driven

Everything you need to start sliding behind your mower is included in the box!

Hustler TrimStar mowers need the TrimStar adapter to account for the angle of the mounting area.

The 48" deck recommendation is because smaller decks may tend to lift off the ground during take-off.  To counterbalance this, simply add weight to the caster wheel area of your lawn mower.

It is not recommended for use with belt-driven transmission lawn mowers because the belts may slip with the additional weight of the operator standing on the Proslide.

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Why the Proslide XT?

You can still easily walk behind the mower when you need to such as when going in reverse or on hills too steep to ride on any sulky!
  • It acts as a stripe kit!
  • It's compact - less trailer space
  • The operator stays at ground level
  • Reduced PSI on the lawn
  • No wobble - Will not destroy your knees!
  • Safety - No jackknifing!
  • Cost of ownership 
  • No flat tires ever again!
  • No bearings to maintain

Check the Proslide XT's compatibility with your mower.

The Proslide XT is the best walk-behind lawn mower sulky option available in our opinion.  We have used single-wheel sulkies, two-wheel sulkies, and even Kage Wheel Kaddy.  The Proslide XT is far superior to them all.  See our full product description for all of the benefits and then get yourself one so you can experience the difference for yourself!

Novae Corp honors their warranty on our Proslide XT sales.  

The Proslide XT is a commercial lawn mower sulky which is also referred to as a walk-behind mower sulky.

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The Proslide XT is our best-selling product for a reason!

What makes the Proslide XT better than the traditional single-wheel sulky or 2 wheeled sulkies?  Where should I begin...

  1. The Proslide XT also acts as a striping kit as it extends the full width between your lawn mowers wheels laying the grass down as you mow.
  2. It takes up less room while on your trailer.
  3. It self-retracts every time you step off of it.
  4. It keeps you at ground level so you are still in the proper position to use your lawn mower's controls.
  5. It spreads your weight over the surface area of the platform you stand on.  No more dark stripes created by single-wheel sulkies.
  6. It will not damage your knees as 2 wheeled sulkies do over time.
  7. It is much safer when mowing on hills as you do not have your wheeled sulky in your way which can create a very dangerous situation.
  8. The most common repairs take less than 5 minutes to complete.
  9. It is very similar in price to the traditional wheeled sulkies you are probably familiar with.  By the way, we have the cheapest price available on ProSlide XT's.  We are an authorized dealer.
  10. The cost of ownership is very similar to wheeled sulkies.  Instead of replacing tires and bearings, you only have a couple of torsion springs, gas shocks, and the wear plate to worry about replacing.  If used properly the Proslide XT will last for years without any issues. Improper use or abuse will, of course, increase your repair costs.  This is true of anything though!

Proslide XT Questions and Answers

What if my mower deck is less than 48" wide? I saw the manufacturer doesn't recommend use on a deck less than 48"...

The reason the manufacturer doesn't recommend them to be used on decks smaller than 48" is twofold.

#1 - The decks on the smaller size mowers don't weigh as much as the larger size decks.  The addition of the user's weight which is in the back and low to the ground makes it more likely the front wheels of the mower will not stay on the ground.  This mainly would occur when starting to move quickly and on inclines.

The solution for this, if needed, is to add weight to the front of your mower deck and/or castor wheel arms.  It just needs to be enough weight to counteract the additional weight in the back.

#2 - Smaller deck mowers typically have smaller engines and transmissions.  Their concern here is that the additional weight of the user may be too much for the engine and transmission to function properly.

What is the weight limit of the user/mower operator?

The manufacturer recommends the user be under 205 pounds, but it is not because the Proslide XT is not built to withstand that amount of weight.  It is because there is a possibility that the front castor wheels will want to lift off the ground more than normal when accelerating quickly or when traveling up inclines.  I personally operated our mowers with Proslide's weighing 220 pounds for years without issue.  I even had one employee that weighs 270 pounds on it, but 270 pounds did put some stress on the Proslide.

Will it fit on my mower?

If a wheeled sulky of any kind works with your mower, the Proslide XT should too.  That is a pretty standard rule of thumb.  We used them on Snapper Pro walk-behinds with the foot petal breaks without issue (minor grinding needed to make the mounting bracket fit).  Please just ask if you are unsure, and send pictures if possible of the back of your specific mower!

I use a Grass Flap chute blocker, will the Proslide work on my mower?

Please check to see if you can re-locate the foot pedal for your Grass Flap so it would be out of the way of the Proslide when it is in its retracted position.  If the Grass Flap cannot be re-located, the Proslide may not work with it installed.

I have a belt-drive walk-behind...

There is a chance that with the addition of the weight of the user, the belt and pulley transmission system on your mower may fail.  This is why the manufacturers, like most wheeled sulky manufacturers, recommend them for use on hydro-drive machines.  

With that said, I personally know plenty of people using Proslides on belt-drive machines without issue.  I also know a couple that simply returned theirs because their mower would not pull them around after installation.  There are simply too many mowers for us to possibly know if you will have this issue or not.

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Proslide XT How-To Videos

Watch videos on how to use the Proslide XT & make all repairs:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaZSKyJ0GDLDhrqYh0e_crgV1h5QeiZfg

 

Ryan Sciamanna

Ryan is the owner and founder of Lawn Crack, Optimized SEO and Websites, iGoPro Lawn Supply, and iGoPro Marketing. After working in about every aspect of the lawn care industry, Ryan started his own lawn care company with a push mower and no experience owning a business.

10 years later he sold his business for a healthy profit and continues to serve the lawn and landscape industry with high-quality products and website and online marketing services. Ryan also offers free content to help new lawn care business owners and DIY homeowners professionally maintain their lawns!

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