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Old 07-22-2015, 01:37 PM
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Looking for a jack-plate crossbeam adapter type of thing

See how this jack looks just like a motorcycle jack, but it has that top piece to hold the front wheels/tires of the mower?



Do they make a top piece adapter to use with a motorcycle jack? I have this one from HF:

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Old 07-22-2015, 04:31 PM
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Ironically harbor freight has just what you need.

The 79 dollar pipe bender
The 10 dollar grinder
And the 90 dollar welder.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:33 PM
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Just no steel.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:34 PM
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Sorry they do.
Forgot the 39.99 gazebo.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:51 PM
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Hollow tube or square-stock might hold up the front end of my mower, but for me to be working under it, I'd want something a little more beefy. A 120V MIG welder might penetrate deeply enough for some solid steel stock, barely. It's a bit more than I was trying to spend, and I'd have to paint it, since I'm too cheap to take it somewhere to get powder coated. I'm too lazy to get that involved right now, and would rather pay for the cheap manufacturing plants in China to do the labor and supply the materials for me, but thanks for the suggestion.

There's a red hydraulic Mo-Jack for $200, as long as my front caster wheels are large enough not to fall through its frame, it should work okay. Price isn't bad either. I was hoping for just the top piece adapter tray part, to save some money and because I've got too many jacks as it is taking up space 'round here. I'll just buy something pre-built, they're engineered and all the work was done for me, and they have safety back-ups and stuff all ready built-in to 'em. Sometimes spending money on something just makes life easier than trying to custom build everything. As long as it works and isn't too expensive.

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Old 07-22-2015, 05:52 PM
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Sometimes it is easier not to reinvent the wheel. I have the Mojack EZ Max I bought to use on my GTs and it fits my new ZTR, so I'm still good.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:02 PM
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Solid stock is overkill.

Buy a chain hoist. Much more useful.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:41 AM
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We used to have an eye bolt in the front bar (not sure the proper name) of our ZTR, just lifted the front of the mower with the winch mounted to the side of my shop.
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