How to lift my ztr deck up

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SouthernYankee, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I bought a electric impact wrench and I would like to change the blades on my mower, but the problem is that when I jacked the front of the mower up and put the frame on my jackstands, there isnt enough clearence for the impact wrench. I dont have a cherry picker so thats out of the question.

    The mower is a gravely 34"ztr.
  2. Lizard Lawn Care

    Lizard Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I have the exact same mower (which I am NOT happy with) .... what I do is just lift the front of the mower and put it on a saw horse I have, that gives me aenough room!!!! good Luck!:usflag:
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,378

    I still use a socket wrench to remove mine and putting it on the edge of the trailer ramp is sufficient. Maybe some mowers can't be untightened with socket but Scag, Snapper, and Wright Stander can will little problem. On Scag and Snapper I use a socket on top and a socket on bottom. On Wright I have to block the blade with vise grips since the bolt don't go all the way through the spindle. Never had a blade come loose.
  4. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Floor jack, automotive ramps, jungle jack.
  5. sicklid

    sicklid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

  6. rodneyskip

    rodneyskip LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 196

  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I have a ramp that goes up about a foot into my shed. I put car ramps on the shed ramp and drive the mower up. It's sort of like "double ramps". Works great:)
  8. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    i just pull the levers out and tilt the deck up...:dancing:

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