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Old 01-11-2004, 12:44 PM
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any idea's on shop lift's for movers?

Just wondering what everyone is using for lifting their mowers?

Because of the soil we have here in North Texas I have to clean out the decks very often. I normally use a power washer, unless out on the road.

I have checked out commercial lifts but not practical and alot of $$$$.

I use a forklift now but was interested in any alternatives.
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:53 PM
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I would think a forklift is the best way to go. We use ours occasionally, but usually use an engine hoist with air powered lifting ram.
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:57 PM
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Jungle Jack junglejims.com I think?
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:35 PM
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Jungle Jack junglejims.com I think?
You got it. No reason to lift the whole machine, just need to access the underside of hte deck.
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:27 PM
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Just got an engine hoist. Works great. Just run a cable through the deck, hook it to the hoist, and up the deck goes. I saw more of the underside of my lazer's deck than I'd ever seen before. Pep boys has em I think for about $120. I got one online that holds 2 tons, so it shouldn't be a safety problem. I imagine that with a load leveler (cheap) you could lift the whole dang mower. It also comes in handy for lifting the rear end if you're doing oil changes or repairs there.
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:20 AM
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What kind of "movers" will you be lifting?

I'm using a chain hoist now. It's the best so far. I've used floor lifts, engine hoists, and air lifts, and a chain hoist is the way to go.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:34 AM
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Chain falls is what I use but a come-along would work just as well it would only be a bit slower in operation. Don't forget to use safety jacks under the machine whatever lifting device you use.

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Old 03-10-2004, 10:06 AM
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Say guys, what is the name of that site above and address? www.junglejims.com?
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:23 AM
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I have a Toro, so I use the Z-stand on it. I just take it to the end of the driveway, prop up the mower on the Z-stand and powerwash. Its very easy and fast.
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