Stupid question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siberslug, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. siberslug

    siberslug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    I'm a complete newbie when it comes to commercial walk behind mowers.
    Do I need a mower jack or lift or can I push mower back onto its handles to change the blades and clean the deck?
     
  2. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    I set the parking brake, and lift up the front of the deck with my hand. Slide a car jack under the front of the deck lip and its good to go.
     
  3. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    You're ok as long as you adequately brace the mower. I started with a cinder block. Now I put the mower on the rear of the trailer, pop a wheelie and use a quick strap to anchor the handlebars.

    Just make sure the thing won't fall on you.
     
  4. siberslug

    siberslug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    ok, Thanks guys ;D
     
  5. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I actually slide an old computer desktop tower under the front of the deck after engaging the parking brake.
     
  6. Northeast Mower

    Northeast Mower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    MOwer jack is probably the easiest method, we run exmarks so we just take the bagger cage off and slide it under one side of the deck.
     
  7. siberslug

    siberslug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    I was looking at those but I spent all my money on a new walk behind and I just couldn't afford it.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i put a cinderblock under it. just make sure its solid and isnt going to move or fall on you
     
  9. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    I'll see the two cinder blocks and raise you one. Lift with hands, slide block with foot. One day I'll be able to afford a MoJack!
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,079

    And nobody has any jackstands:confused:
     

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