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burnandreturn
02-28-2004, 11:10 PM
I built an onboard hydraulic jack for my mower. I just push a button and the front end of the mower goes up in the air 35 inches. Enough to change blades and clean under the deck. Still have some refinements to make to the jack, but it works.

Eleven yr. old walks in and I'm sitting there making my mower go up and down, with this strange look on my face. She made some comment about how I needed to get out more!!!!!!!

dishboy
02-28-2004, 11:27 PM
"Eleven yr. old walks in and I'm sitting there making my mower go up and down, with this strange look on my face. She made some comment about how I needed to get out more!!!!!!!"

LMAO- your daughter must be best friends or something with mine, the speak the same language.

mowerman90
02-28-2004, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by burnandreturn
I built an onboard hydraulic jack for my mower. I just push a button and the front end of the mower goes up in the air 35 inches. Enough to change blades and clean under the deck. Still have some refinements to make to the jack, but it works.

Eleven yr. old walks in and I'm sitting there making my mower go up and down, with this strange look on my face. She made some comment about how I needed to get out more!!!!!!!

Pictures, we need to see pictures!

Eric 1
02-28-2004, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by mowerman90
Pictures, we need to see pictures!

Yes please. that would be awsome to see.

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 12:47 AM
I will take pictures in the morning and post them here!

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 01:00 AM
I mounted a 12v hydraulic pump under the seat. Ran the hydraulic lines along the frame up to the front. Put quick disconnet fittings on the lines. Took a pipe and made a hinge on one end and attached it to the bumper on one side. Mounted a hydraulic ram inbetween the bumper and this hinged pipe. Simple once it was done but I right now just have everything bolted together(wanted to experiment with the attachment points of the cylinder.). I could now run a snow plow or some other implents. I will make a hitch ball that can be raised and lowered. This I will use to move bumper pull trailers at a trailer sales lot I mow. Plan A is to drive up to trailer, maneuver ball under hitch on trailer, press button to raise ball, mover trailer to mow, move trailer back. The owner loved not having to move the trailers himself.

STAN1366
02-29-2004, 01:07 AM
Sounds like this is something you should pattent. Great idea!

Royalslover
02-29-2004, 01:08 AM
Dude, you're a genius. We must see pictures. How much did this cost?

DLCS
02-29-2004, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by STAN1366
Sounds like this is something you should pattent. Great idea!


I think its been done before, I saw something similar, I believe on a Country Clipper ztr.

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 01:50 AM
I just went out and took a couple of pictures. Not good but will try to do better tomorrow.

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 01:51 AM
raised position

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 01:57 AM
It looks as if the mower is tilted when it is raised, it's not. I was just to lasy to open the shop door, so I took the picture at a bad angle.

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 01:58 AM
sorry "lazy" not lasy!

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 05:40 PM
This is outside this morning. If I was to crawl under the mower I would put a jack stand under the mower also!

burnandreturn
02-29-2004, 05:52 PM
This is what I use normally. It is simple, cheap.

Hodge
02-29-2004, 06:08 PM
Well there are the pictures you all requested!!!! How bout them apples....:rolleyes:

terracare
03-01-2004, 12:06 AM
hmm.. we use the Jungle Jack.

Todd

Royalslover
03-01-2004, 01:36 AM
Burnandreturn, You trust your welding more than I trust my own. I would put a gussett on that winch hanger.

burnandreturn
03-01-2004, 03:22 AM
I can't speak for your welding but I can for mine. It's not my welding I worry about, it's the winch, snap, strap that might fail. That's why I have a pipe that goes under the frame of the mower and through both sides of the trailer. If the lift would fail, the mower would not drop one inch!

Today I hinged my deck and mounted the hydraulic cylinder so it pushes the deck down in the back, resulting in the deck becoming perpendicular to the ground. Don't have to get under the mower at all. I think it will be especially handy when it comes time to powerwash the under side of the deck, which I do quite often.

The jack pictures posted here are just a crude attempt and I enjoyed working out all the variables.

cush
03-03-2004, 07:28 PM
Looks ghetto but i'm sure it works good.

LASTEC
03-03-2004, 08:26 PM
We have a lift it's Kool just flip a switch and watch it go up

DLCS
03-03-2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by LASTEC
We have a lift it's Kool just flip a switch and watch it go up


Now that is slick. Looks like it is far enough back to be very stable.

Gabriel Turf
03-03-2004, 08:48 PM
Can you put some neon lights under there and make that sucker bounce?:rolleyes:

burnandreturn
03-03-2004, 09:10 PM
I wish I'd seen Lastec's lift before I spent all that time building one. Of course they probably don't sell the lift without the mower!!!!!!

Ghetto...........what you talkin bout, sucker?

Team Gopher
03-03-2004, 09:39 PM
Hi burnandreturn,

Very nice!

Pecker
03-03-2004, 11:06 PM
Lastec, what kind of mowers are those? They look cool and I like the color scheme. Ain't that how we decide which one to buy anyway?:rolleyes:

LASTEC
03-07-2004, 10:14 PM
That's a 2861 one of Lastec's new commercial line.
www.lastec.com