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hartmas
07-06-2008, 08:23 PM
I use my ATV ramps and put them in blocks that have cut outs (for porches). This lets us get under the mower and change the blades.
It has worked out nice so far.

CAT powered
07-06-2008, 08:41 PM
That looks like a pretty slick rig there. Do you chock the wheels or something when it is up there to make sure the mower doesn't roll back? I'd imagine that works very well for changing blades and doing any under-deck work.

hartmas
07-06-2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks! Yes, we make sure the wheels are locked in place.

DBL
07-06-2008, 08:58 PM
can you get under the whole mower...my guys just lift it and put a jack stand under the front lip

Mickhippy
07-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Just use one ramp. Make it steep so it doesn't get in the way. Your set up looks kind of like my trailer ramp and the ramps get in the way when trying to remove blades with an impact.
I just use a short heavy log and a short length of sleeper screwed together.
Once driven up, the sleeper barely reaches under the deck giving good access to blades etc. Dont look as pretty as your set up but it works!

punt66
07-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Whats wrong with a jack?

Supper Grassy
07-06-2008, 09:55 PM
That is Great thinking

ericlemson
07-06-2008, 10:03 PM
very cool.......

hartmas
07-06-2008, 10:31 PM
Thanks all. The blades are positions just right where the impact wrench can fit in and the blades come off with no problem. The security of having the whole mower on ramps is a bit nicer than a jack where it can wobble if you are really doing things to the deck area.

PLS-Tx
07-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Jungle Jack $125

Itzkcatz
07-06-2008, 10:58 PM
No really that looks like more work than just jacking the front of the mower up with a jack or driving it up on one ramp

JB1
07-06-2008, 11:04 PM
and to think I wasted my money on one of these that I could use on my truck or trailer.

MileHigh
07-06-2008, 11:12 PM
Whats the point?...I don't get it..

Doesn't seem like you can obtain easy access to under the deck either.

I either just use a jack or a piece of wood.

wayside
07-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Jungle Jack $125



best thing to use i paid 155 for mine tho!

South Florida Lawns
07-07-2008, 01:17 AM
Nice I just reach up under mine. But i got those old school car ramps too.

Jaysondavislawnservice
07-09-2008, 11:51 PM
I just push the mower up to the front of the trailer and tilt it back and lean the deck on the rail lock the brake and gives me full access to the blades. you can kind of see in the picture.

NOOB
07-10-2008, 12:00 AM
cant do that if you have a ZTR

Jaysondavislawnservice
07-10-2008, 12:04 AM
but works good for WB

FinerCutslawnCare
07-10-2008, 02:46 PM
yea to me it looks like the ramps would get in the way, but hey if it works I am always up for new ideas!

lawnpro724
07-10-2008, 04:21 PM
I just use a good old floor jack, impact wrench, bench vise and an angle grinder. I can do all the mowers in no time at all.

paolaken
07-10-2008, 07:29 PM
Jungle Jack $125

yep, works great. can't remmember what i paid though. i was at the dealers the day they came in. that was awhile ago, well, i left with one. first one they sold.

metro36
07-11-2008, 08:54 AM
I use a floor jack and jack stand for a rider and I just pick up the front of my walkbehind and place a jack stand under it. Then impact wrench to get them off and a big belt sander to sharpen. Works great for me.

deereman
07-11-2008, 11:57 AM
We put up our ROPS in there full position, then put the hook thru from our winch on the ATV. Set the parking brakes on the ZTR's, push the button and watch the front end come off the ground. We run the ZTR wheels uo on some nailed together 2x6's, that gives us extra height and more uplift. Zip Zip Zip with the impact, grab a pre-sharpened pair of blades Zip Zip Zip with those. Drop the button down and grab another mower.:walking:

STIHL GUY
07-11-2008, 10:47 PM
i have a 48'' WB so i just set the parking brake lift the deck and put a cinderblock under it and im good to go

karlgrooms
10-21-2008, 12:10 AM
I just push the mower up to the front of the trailer and tilt it back and lean the deck on the rail lock the brake and gives me full access to the blades. you can kind of see in the picture.

Can you do this.http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=114080&d=1215661853 It seems that amount tilt would cause oil to flood the crankcase. Great idea, I never thought my blade ramp was right in front of my mowers nose, on the trailer.

dura to the max
10-21-2008, 01:51 AM
thats a lot of work to change the center blade...i wouldnt drag all that out to only be able to reach one blade...

Prosno
10-21-2008, 06:41 AM
On our ZTRs I just grab the deck with the forklift and lift, but after seeing that www.themojack.com it gave me an idea.
I have an old bumper jack from the 60s that looks like it but uses a crank and worm screw (I'll take a pic today) seems it would do the same thing as that mojack

ALC-GregH
10-21-2008, 08:39 AM
I use something simple and easy. I pull the ZTR with the right front tire at the edge of the left side of the gate and the entire deck is wide open. I can swap blades, scrape the deck and be done in less the 10 minutes. I don't have to spend a dime on a lift.

karlgrooms
10-21-2008, 08:50 AM
I've heard a guy claim that they back their walk behinds up car ramps and push the handles to the ground. Seems to be asking for trouble. A 48" mower is heavy and the engine would be nearly inverted. Anybody do this, it sure would be nice to have have the deck facing you with easy access to the blades.

Kennedy Landscaping
10-21-2008, 11:31 AM
Looks pretty slick, I think I may try that the next time I swap my blades to sharpen them. Very soon lol

flatlander42
10-21-2008, 02:04 PM
i was gonna be a wise guy and post a pic of my navigator.....but i figured i better not...


those all seem like ok ideas to me, we used to have a chain hoist for the old lawn tractor way back when. hook on and crank up. it worked good, but that was also a long time ago.


Nathan

whiteslawnservices
05-06-2009, 01:33 AM
Yall listen to super man deer know he is the guroo lol from his brother

cgaengineer
05-06-2009, 01:53 PM
Not bad. I use a Lincoln jack to lift mine. It has a nice large stable platform and lifts very high.

Now for cleaning deck I go a step further and pull all four pins, disconnect blade drive belt and lift mower frame and pull out deck...its really easy to clean the deck with it off and I dont have to worry about crap getting in my eyes.

riverwalklandscaping
05-06-2009, 02:10 PM
i just put the ramp down on the trailer and drive one wheel of the mower up and easy as pie ?

2brothersyardcare
05-07-2009, 09:16 PM
how mutch it cost?

punt66
05-08-2009, 05:40 AM
Yall listen to super man deer know he is the guroo lol from his brother
WHAT?? english please

DLAWNS
05-08-2009, 07:22 AM
i was gonna be a wise guy and post a pic of my navigator.....but i figured i better not...


those all seem like ok ideas to me, we used to have a chain hoist for the old lawn tractor way back when. hook on and crank up. it worked good, but that was also a long time ago.


Nathan

That's hilarious, I didn't even think about that.

pawatch
05-08-2009, 08:15 AM
I just lift the front up on my Wright with my compact loader. And set a jack stand under it for a safe guard.

JB1
05-08-2009, 08:20 AM
Yall listen to super man deer know he is the guroo lol from his brother



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