Pick up your mower easy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by broken leg, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you see this picture you will see a crane for the back of a truck $99.00 at tool show comes to our town once a year. put metal post in ground put concrete around it and there it is pull Z up to it jack it up change blades and take baggier off to.

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  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use an engine hoist, same concept except we can do it inside anywhere in the shop, works great. We spent the extra for convenience & bought an air powered ram for it .
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    I use this to help change blades and flat front tires..............

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  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    If and when doing this,.... and I can't emphasize this enough......please, please, PLEASE put something underneat to hold the deck up, so there is something solid between the deck-edge and the ground, besides your head, to hold the deck up. :blob4:
     
  6. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just use the Toro installed EZ Stander....
     
  7. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
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    When under the deck I slip a jack stand under just in case. As for the Toro jackstand it does not go up as fare so I can get my impack under. The jack stand coast over $300.00 this was $100.00and You can use it for other things.
     
  8. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I pull my machine up on ramps, and tip the whole thing back and lean it on the handle bar. The ramps are necessary because it won't balance on flat ground. But at about a 15 degree angle it balances perfectly. Then I can stand next to it and change the blades.

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  9. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I run my scag 48 walkbehind up on ramps, and put a jack stand under the deck. This brings it nearly level.
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  10. GrassBlaster

    GrassBlaster LawnSite Member
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    I like the Gravely Lift Master attachment...it's about $100 and is hydraulic. It's good for job site repairs, etc....but I use a floor jack at the shop
     

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