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siberslug
06-09-2011, 11:39 PM
I'm a complete newbie when it comes to commercial walk behind mowers.
Do I need a mower jack or lift or can I push mower back onto its handles to change the blades and clean the deck?

Hawkshot99
06-09-2011, 11:44 PM
I set the parking brake, and lift up the front of the deck with my hand. Slide a car jack under the front of the deck lip and its good to go.

Hell on Blades
06-10-2011, 04:48 AM
You're ok as long as you adequately brace the mower. I started with a cinder block. Now I put the mower on the rear of the trailer, pop a wheelie and use a quick strap to anchor the handlebars.

Just make sure the thing won't fall on you.

siberslug
06-10-2011, 08:12 AM
ok, Thanks guys ;D

GravyTrain
06-10-2011, 10:09 AM
I actually slide an old computer desktop tower under the front of the deck after engaging the parking brake.

Northeast Mower
06-10-2011, 10:40 AM
MOwer jack is probably the easiest method, we run exmarks so we just take the bagger cage off and slide it under one side of the deck.

siberslug
06-10-2011, 05:20 PM
MOwer jack is probably the easiest method, we run exmarks so we just take the bagger cage off and slide it under one side of the deck.
I was looking at those but I spent all my money on a new walk behind and I just couldn't afford it.

STIHL GUY
06-11-2011, 11:57 AM
i put a cinderblock under it. just make sure its solid and isnt going to move or fall on you

Lefet
06-11-2011, 02:08 PM
I'll see the two cinder blocks and raise you one. Lift with hands, slide block with foot. One day I'll be able to afford a MoJack!

ed2hess
06-11-2011, 02:40 PM
And nobody has any jackstands:confused:

soloscaperman
06-11-2011, 03:10 PM
You guys are wimps. I can pickup the front of my 2008 Exmark Lazer ZTR and slide two jacks with my left hand or foot.

Merkava_4
06-11-2011, 03:32 PM
You guys are wimps. I can pickup the front of my 2008 Exmark Lazer ZTR and slide two jacks with my left hand or foot.

That tells me your machine is made out of light weight 26 gage steel. . . I won't be buying one of those now. :D

rcpeoples
06-11-2011, 03:40 PM
I use a jack stand for my walkbehind. Sit it in front of mower pop wheelie and rest mower edge on jack stand. Set parking brake and your good to go. I keep one on trailer.
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soloscaperman
06-11-2011, 04:33 PM
That tells me your machine is made out of light weight 26 gage steel. . . I won't be buying one of those now. :D

Nope I'm just naturally strong ;-)

Darryl G
06-11-2011, 04:59 PM
Nope I'm just naturally strong ;-)

Nothing a little soap and water can't fix. :laugh: