Hi-Lift Jack for changing blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blake101, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone ever used a Hi-Lift Jack for changing there blades? http://www.hi-lift.com/ Do you think it would work?
     
  2. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess it would. I've never been a fan of high lift jacks, they can get pretty unstable pretty quick. I would be sure to put some jack stands under it once you get it up.
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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why not just buy a MO-Jack instead?
     
  4. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
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    small jack under front edge of mower deck and a pair of jack stands works for me. Why spend the money when most of us already have these items on hand. JMO.
     
  5. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    To many other uses for the Hi-Lift Jack. I am limited with the Mo-Jack.
     
  6. Jungle jack hands down...you'll never buy another jack again
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  7. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I use car ramps. Don't have to jack or use stands.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love seeing those jeep with those hi lift jacks...using them as a winch and stuff...me, I just use my winch...a Warn.
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  9. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a Hi-Lift and have used it with my Dixie Chopper a few times. You can lift only so high before you have to put stands under the mower and then lower and reposition the jack to lift higher.

    Doable but time consuming.

    I found a gantry crane and 2 ton hoist on craigslist fairly cheap. It's multi-purpose so that's what I use now.

    I'd really like to keep the hoist on it all the time but I don't know how long it would last out in the weather. Does anyone else have a hoist out in the elements?

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  10. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep. I have an ATV/motorcycle jack that collects dust, no need for a mower jack sitting around too.
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