Mower Stand ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dan35, Nov 4, 2000.

  1. dan35

    dan35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Has anyone ever built a stand of some kind to change blades, oil and.work on mowers? I have three ZTR’S and was thinking I might try it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I have a ramp i drive up on to work under
    the mower
     
  3. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,005

    im pretty happy with the gate of my trailer for changing blades
     
  4. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Just a regular hyd. floor jack for me.
     
  5. Robert Burnham

    Robert Burnham LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    I have seen hydraulic ATV jacks that are advertized in catalogs that look like a good safe way of lifting a mower, especially in a shop for blade sharpening or maintenance work.
     
  6. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    I use my gate with a 4x4 stand under the front of the ztr. Works great for me.
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    A friend made me a stand. 1/4 inch thick steel, 12" square. In the center is a adjustable metal rod around 2' high. On the end of the rod is a piece of channeled metal that the deck slips into. It metal rod is also at a slight angle. Where's that digital camera!
     
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    If you don't have room to store a stand in your garage you can get a chain hoist and hang it from a beam in the ceiling (if you have one strong enough. All you need is one and make a y harness out of chain and you can pick your the front of the mower up as high as you want.

    Be safe and use jackstands too though!!


    Good Luck, Hope this helps!
     
  9. Mr.Ziffel

    Mr.Ziffel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    I've been told by several dealers and mentioned it on this site several times that Toro and Exmark will have a deck lift jack incorporated into the new model ZTR's and available as a retrofit for older ones. Apparently [I haven't seen a picture yet] the stand is permanently attached to the frame and is folded down so you can drive the machine onto it, lifting the front end high enough for cleaning and blade changes.
     
  10. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    I took my mower in this morning to have new blades installed and they came out with this thing called a Jungle Jack. It lifted up the deck and changing the blades was a breeze. Cost of this was $159.99. Thinking about putting it on my Christmas List. Hope this helps.
    Mowman
     

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