[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
Steel Nation wrote:
I finally graduated school yesterday and as a gift, I can order myself a prowler to work with.
It will just be myself using it mainly, possibly friends here and there. The econo-prowler looks perfect for me, but my question is
How necessary are the replacement ski’s? I’m planning to use it at the park on the grass, but I’m sure it will get plenty of love on the asphalt out front too. Watching videos online, I can’t imagine I’ll be pushing more than 180lbs around very often (and I’m sure that’s pushing it). If money was no object I’d jump on them, but 40 bucks is kinda steep IMO
I just got my E-Prowler two weeks ago. I think the skis will probably last about 4 or 5 months with regular use on asphalt, so the replacement skis are definitely necessary. I have to think that you could get some skis custom fabbed at a shop for way cheaper than what EFS charges for them, especially with the way they brutalize you on shipping. I’m going to look into that option when the time comes to replace mine.
It is an ass-kicker, that’s for certain. I’m about to go push it right now actually.
You could take the skis to a welding shop and have them “hard faced” which is basically where they take a wire feed welder and put a bunch of beads of metal on the bottom of them. The beads will obviously wear off first and preserve the actual skis. When the beads are getting down too low, you can take them back and have them do it again. I would think the beads would last as long as the actual skis. . . its still metal. Should be cheap, as they aren’t designing anything or using actual material, but just adding metal to what’s already there. I wouldn’t pay more than $20 for having someone do that.
I agree, this actually sounds pretty good. But would this turn it into the ultimate lawn destroyer? I’m currently picturing a 150lb 3 point rake being pushed through the park.