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How to change ZTR blades? Ramps? lift? Help?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hartmas, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. hartmas

    hartmas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I have used a jack to change the blades on my Exmark ZTR but is there a better way(without a hoist) to get the mower up in the air?
  2. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 273

    this is by no means safe and would not reccomend it but when out on the job i have driven up the side of the gate and let the other half hang off. and lay on the ground.
  3. pfeiff

    pfeiff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I use car ramps. it is a little tight but it works for me.
  4. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Me too. I use the trailer gate.
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    We use Trailer as well or at shop floorjack and stands...
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I use the lift master that came w/ my 260.


  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    My 260 did not come with a lift master. Did you pay extra or is that supposed to be included.

    I use a ramp that I made of 2x4 and plywood. One tire on the ground and one tire on the ramp. Works great.

    In the field I use the trailer gate. left tire on change center and right blades. Back off and move to other side of gate and do left blade. So long as you aren't trying to do all 3 you should be fine. turn off the mower and apply the brake and chock the back wheel so she can't move. Don't lay in the way of traffic and other obvious stuff.
  8. PB34

    PB34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

  9. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I use the Z-Stand on my toro
  10. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    Super Jack is definatley the way to go. I keep mine in the trailer, it tucks under the Exmark Lazer, just in case. I've had other LCO's stop and ask me where to get one! You have to be careful of the baffles under the deck on some mowers though. The lift can bend them.

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