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lawnscapes of the R.V.
03-03-2010, 09:55 PM
What is best way you guys have found to get under the ztr mower deck to change the blades??? Do the ztr jacks work or not?? thanks

ALC-GregH
03-03-2010, 10:00 PM
I use a lifting arm I made to work with my floor jack that attaches to the mower. I even painted the tabs I welded to the mower Cats Eye Gold to match the mower. :usflag: Works good enough for me. :)
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dishboy
03-03-2010, 10:00 PM
What is best way you guys have found to get under the ztr mower deck to change the blades??? Do the ztr jacks work or not?? thanks

I pull the two levers and flip the deck up.

Vogel-Landscaping
03-03-2010, 10:10 PM
i also use a hydraulic jack and jack it up!!

fireman9
03-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Being a former auto mechanic I just had to have a lift in my garage. I use 4 short chains with hooks, attach them to the four corners of the machine and lift the entire mower overhead to do any major cleaning or just drive the front over one lift arm and up it goes till the back bottoms out on the ground.

Vogel-Landscaping
03-03-2010, 10:47 PM
Being a former auto mechanic I just had to have a lift in my garage. I use 4 short chains with hooks, attach them to the four corners of the machine and lift the entire mower overhead to do any major cleaning or just drive the front over one lift arm and up it goes till the back bottoms out on the ground.

wish i had a lift!!!

fireman9
03-03-2010, 10:58 PM
wish i had a lift!!!

Got it used from a local garage, best $500.00 I've ever spent!
Watch craigslist and check with your local parts stores like Napa or Carquest, sometime they know of used ones. New cost about $2,800 to $10,000 depending on what you want.

evanbrendel
03-03-2010, 11:11 PM
i use short car ramps for now i see some good ideas on here.

yardguy28
03-03-2010, 11:45 PM
floor jack is what i use

grassman177
03-04-2010, 01:38 AM
we have jungle jacks for the standers and would work for a smaller ztr, and now have mowjack for the heavy terds. that thing is super awesome, especially for the price.

Hey alc-gregh, i ithought scag decks were not supposed to clog with such a huge discharge area!!!ahahahhah. that looks like a lot of grass under there

yardatwork
03-04-2010, 07:41 AM
I drive up onto those old metal car ramps. Then I take the air wrench and remove the blades.

ALC-GregH
03-04-2010, 07:47 AM
we have jungle jacks for the standers and would work for a smaller ztr, and now have mowjack for the heavy terds. that thing is super awesome, especially for the price.

Hey alc-gregh, i thought scag decks were not supposed to clog with such a huge discharge area!!!ahahahhah. that looks like a lot of grass under there

That's a good example that ANY mower deck is going to clog up in wet spring growth, even a Scag.

lawnscapes of the R.V.
03-04-2010, 09:55 PM
thanks guys!!

ashgrove landscaping
03-04-2010, 10:01 PM
I just drive up my trailer gate with one wheel on the edge and the rest is open. Then do the other side. Absolutely free and it works perfectly and is safe.

yardguy28
03-04-2010, 11:23 PM
safe until it tips off the gate.

i've been there done that and will never do it again. much safer to use at least a floor jack.

DLCS
03-04-2010, 11:33 PM
Mine has never tipped off the gate. Both rear wheels on the ground and one caster on the gate. The other caster hanging off the gate.

I use a floor jack, when I'm in the shop. make sure you place a jackstand or something under ther too. hydraulic jacks do suddenly drop.

Mahoney3223
03-04-2010, 11:46 PM
i use a chain lift

lawnscapes of the R.V.
06-20-2010, 06:19 PM
which mojack do you use