Building a homemade Prowler sled

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 55
  1. #1
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    Building a homemade Prowler sled

    I'd like to own a Prowler 2. Here is some additional information on it from Dave Tate: The Prowler. However, I don't particularly want to spend $500 on one. I feel like one can be built for a lesser cost.

    I did a little bit of searching around the internet and I found some ideas in this thread.

    Here's also a picture from another person that made one:





    Anyone have any ideas or fabrication tips?

  2. #2
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    state of confusion and denial
    Posts
    3,151

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    98443740


    That looks like 50.00 worth of parts, nothing more. I dont know what is on the bottom so the price could fluctuate some. She be an easy build if you can work a chop saw, or have a friend that can work one.

    Draw a diagram out and take the dimensions to home depot/lowes and they can even cut the pieces for you and you just assemble when you get home.
    Most important part should be recessing the bolt heads on the bottom so it will slide
    Please do not PM me with questions, I will not PM you back.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,558

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    66150743


    Looks pretty basic

    4x4s for the sled rails

    2x 6's for the support.

    1" thick plywood for the box

    and some plumbing supplies for the Rails.

    Everything at Home Depot.

  4. #4
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    state of confusion and denial
    Posts
    3,151

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    98443740


    not to sound like a newb, but what is the purpose of the sled? What workouts can be done with it, and how is it beneficial. Take it easy on me
    Please do not PM me with questions, I will not PM you back.

  5. #5
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    Quote Originally Posted by suprfast View Post
    not to sound like a newb, but what is the purpose of the sled? What workouts can be done with it, and how is it beneficial. Take it easy on me
    Asking questions is a good thing.

    It's fantastic for GPP (general physical preparation) and cardio/metabolic work.


    Here's Joe DeFranco talking about it for a minute:


    Check out some of the other videos on YouTube about it.

    Here's also a short writeup from Dave Tate:
    The Prowler

  6. #6
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Looks pretty basic

    4x4s for the sled rails

    2x 6's for the support.

    1" thick plywood for the box

    and some plumbing supplies for the Rails.

    Everything at Home Depot.
    Good stuff, thank you. I was thinking about what to put on the bottom of the sled rails. I'm assuming that the wood would scrape off on its own, and metal plates would probably be too loud against pavement. Perhaps some sort of plastic like material?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,558

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    66150743


    Metal won't be that noisy. The wood would deaden the sound from it.

    U could just leave it as wood, would provide more resistance. Either way I figure just a 4 x 4 would be easier to replace and keep then figuring out how to attach the steel plate. and replacing of it.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,558

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    66150743


    Oh and everything will have to be bolted together... no screws. And I would use nylock nuts.

  9. #9
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    Thanks, that all sounds good. I have limited fabrication experience, so any of these little tips are fantastic.

  10. #10
    Bohemian Extraordinaire
    ELITE MEMBER
    maniclion's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mēns Incognita
    Age
    39
    Posts
    27,178

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    1048643182


    This one looks better and a bit cheaper...



    Plus it has those high density plastic slides on the base so you could use it on cement....looks like he cut 2 cutting boards and stacked them to get thickness
    Last edited by maniclion; 10-15-2009 at 01:42 PM.
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

  11. #11
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    state of confusion and denial
    Posts
    3,151

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    98443740


    I would assume you can use a thick plastic cutting board for the bottom
    kris
    Please do not PM me with questions, I will not PM you back.

  12. #12
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    maniclion, I saw that one. I'm actually thinking it's looking better than the one I originally posted.

  13. #13
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    This is a pretty good looking one. I think I may try to make one similar to this but perhaps change the 'feet' to wooden/plastic ones.


  14. #14
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    state of confusion and denial
    Posts
    3,151

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    98443740


    Why do i have a feeling my neighbors wouldnt like me pushing this down the street.

    I think im going to build one anyways.
    Please do not PM me with questions, I will not PM you back.

  15. #15
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    38116404

    Quote Originally Posted by suprfast View Post
    I think im going to build one anyways.
    No first hand experience with one yet, but people seem to love them.

Similar Threads

  1. Death By Prowler!
    By Will Brink in forum Training
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 03-03-2015, 12:15 AM
  2. Anyone here have a Prowler?
    By Rodja in forum Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-11-2010, 09:34 PM
  3. Prowler Vid
    By Will Brink in forum Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 07:08 PM
  4. Sled Leg Press
    By Alaric in forum Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-18-2005, 10:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Copyright© 2001-2017 IronMag® Bodybuilding Forums