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Put a hydraulic jack on my mower!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by burnandreturn, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I built an onboard hydraulic jack for my mower. I just push a button and the front end of the mower goes up in the air 35 inches. Enough to change blades and clean under the deck. Still have some refinements to make to the jack, but it works.

    Eleven yr. old walks in and I'm sitting there making my mower go up and down, with this strange look on my face. She made some comment about how I needed to get out more!!!!!!!
     
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,005

    "Eleven yr. old walks in and I'm sitting there making my mower go up and down, with this strange look on my face. She made some comment about how I needed to get out more!!!!!!!"

    LMAO- your daughter must be best friends or something with mine, the speak the same language.
     
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,490

    Pictures, we need to see pictures!
     
  4. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Yes please. that would be awsome to see.
     
  5. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I will take pictures in the morning and post them here!
     
  6. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I mounted a 12v hydraulic pump under the seat. Ran the hydraulic lines along the frame up to the front. Put quick disconnet fittings on the lines. Took a pipe and made a hinge on one end and attached it to the bumper on one side. Mounted a hydraulic ram inbetween the bumper and this hinged pipe. Simple once it was done but I right now just have everything bolted together(wanted to experiment with the attachment points of the cylinder.). I could now run a snow plow or some other implents. I will make a hitch ball that can be raised and lowered. This I will use to move bumper pull trailers at a trailer sales lot I mow. Plan A is to drive up to trailer, maneuver ball under hitch on trailer, press button to raise ball, mover trailer to mow, move trailer back. The owner loved not having to move the trailers himself.
     
  7. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    Sounds like this is something you should pattent. Great idea!
     
  8. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Dude, you're a genius. We must see pictures. How much did this cost?
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374


    I think its been done before, I saw something similar, I believe on a Country Clipper ztr.
     
  10. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I just went out and took a couple of pictures. Not good but will try to do better tomorrow.

    jack2.jpg
     

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