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Old 02-12-2013, 09:02 AM
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Mower lifts

I need to purchase a lift for the mowers this year, I'm not going to rig up a lifting contraption, I want to stay in the $300 range, what are your recommendations?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 AM
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:38 AM
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Do you have something you could attach a hoist to and use a strap on the front forks? This is the way I do it. No jacks or stands in the way. If you don't for $300 maybe you could get someone to build you a frame that you could use a hoist with. I only paid about $35 for my hoist and the strap was around $10. I attach the hoist to the steel beam of my shop. Works for me.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 AM
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I love my Jungle Jack. It's not in the way nearly as bad as some of the other jacks out there and is far faster to lift than a normal floor jack. If you have roof rafters that would support it and the room then a ceiling mounted chain hoist would be the slick way to go though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:29 PM
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I don't have a way to use a hoist so that's out i want a compact lift. I've been using a floor jack but i don't feel safe with the guys using it
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:02 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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I have the ProLift from Tractor Supply with the 500 pound capacity and they're selling it for $179 now. Works good for zero turns, very solid.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:52 PM
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I have a pro lift from ts. I does great, but I had to widen it for my toro z500. My cadet did fit, but the toro didn't.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:19 PM
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I have a pro lift from ts. I does great, but I had to widen it for my toro z500. My cadet did fit, but the toro didn't.
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I believe the newer models will accomodate wider mowers.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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Good to know. I bought mine last year. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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