How do you get your ZT mower off the ground to change blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jim163, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. jim163

    jim163 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I change my blades just about every day. The way I do it is I put the ramp gate to my trailer down and drive the mower half on the gate so that either one of the front wheels is in the air and the back 2 stay on the ground. Looking for somthing different. Anyone use car ramps? thinkin about getting a pair but the only ones ive seen for sale are a foot tall or so - dont think thats high enough. No way to hang a chainfall or that would be my answer. Any suggestions?
  2. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    I bought a Jungle Jack this year. I should have bought it a long time ago. Lifts the mowers with ease. Plenty of room under to change blades.
  3. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    jungle jack here
  4. FinalCut05

    FinalCut05 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I used to use car ramps and they worked real good for a while. The only problem I had was driving up them, most of the time they would push back cause the front tires wouldn't grab. Now I use just a floor jack, seems to be workin good but putting the center blade back on can be a pain, cause the jack is in the way. Hope this helps.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I use chain falls
  6. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Been there, done that.

    I use a floor jack and an impact wrench. Takes 5 min. to swap blades out now.
    12V impact wrench (240 ft. lbs.) that hooks up to a car battery for changes in the field if need be.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,596

    So what problem are you having using the trailer ramp, we do all of ours that way for many years?
  8. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    Chain fall and air wrench.
  9. KyTurf

    KyTurf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Jungle Jack The Way To Go Had Mine For Over 10 Yrs.
  10. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    I just use my big ass 3.5 ton jack.

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