How do you change your blades

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Escapeslawncare, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Escapeslawncare

    Escapeslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Took me about an hour to build and have had it for 4 years works great also here a pic of my new toy Scag Tiger Cat (love it).[/ATTACH][/ATTACH]

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  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I use a floor jack with a arm I made to lift the mower at the frame. Yes I use a jack stand for safety while under the deck.
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  3. underPSI

    underPSI LawnSite Member
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    I just drive one front tire on the lift gate to the trailer so the other side is hanging off. Unless the lift gate collapses this method is perfectly safe since the rear tires are chocked.
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I myself would feel alot safer working under there knowing those boards were pressure-treated 2x8's not 2x6's; or at least they both had some type of permanent grit embedded into them to help prevent (possibly damp) caster wheels from sliding from side-to-side.

    Just some safety food for thought. :waving:
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,088

    The only problem with building this ramp is....you got it store it and it takes up space. Simply use a floor jack and put it under the front of the deck it won't hurt anything. Sometimes you have to use a piece of 2x4 to reaise the deck up a little to get the floor jack under...Best way is running up on the ramp and let it over hang.
     
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I use an engine hoist & wrap it around the frame.
     

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