Jungle Jack Safety?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by majorjake, May 3, 2006.

  1. majorjake

    majorjake LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking about purchasing a Jungle Jack for lifting up a Lazer Z for changing blades and cleaning the deck, however, I wanted to hear from those of you who have used this jack. First and most importantly, how safe is it? Secondly, is there enough room to use a impact wrench (battery)?

    Another question, after using the impact wrench to remove the blades, I was told you need to use a torque wrench to put the blades back on or could you just use the impact wrench again?
     
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    1st : yes
    2nd : yes
    3rd : no
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  3. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Use a safety stand with the jungle jack! One day I was using one on a 72 lazer Z and the deck hook suddenly broke off, thank god I was not under there. The weld looked bad to me.
     
  4. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    Until mine was stolen I did not have any problems with it...

    Instead of having to drive it up on both sides of the trailer you can change all three blades in under five minutes....

    Although I did not have a safety stand, I did put two cinder blocks as a "just in case"- although that never happened...

    I am defintely going to buy another one here in the next week or so..
     
  5. majorjake

    majorjake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    So if I understand you correctly, you do not need to use a torque wrench to put the blades back on, just the impact wrench?
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Good information guys,I am also thinking of buying one very soon.
     
  7. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I always use a torque wrench. I've never had a blade I couldn't get off and I believe it has to do with setting the recommended torque on the blade when installing.
     
  8. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 708

    To lift my deck i slide a 2x4x8 under the deck and with the leverage lift and set it on a jack stand . To loosen and tighten the blade bolts , I use a air gun .
     
  9. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    I got the jungle jack last year, I really don't know why I waited to do it. It is one awesome piece of equipment. Every morning it is one of the first things that go on the truck. I use it at least 3 maybe 4 times a day during the spring to clean the deck.

    Plenty of room room for the impact and I put them back on with the impact and have had no problems with it.

    Some one mentioned about using a jack stand with it. I have never used it but might be after reading about the weld breaking on one. You postion the stand right near the jungle jack and you will still have plenty of room still.
     
  10. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128


    One of the best purchases I have ever done.

    JP
     

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