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Moving a battery dead walker?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mountaineer, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Messages: 30

    I left my walker backed into a wall for winter storage. Forgot that I may need to pop it open to charge a dead battery.
    Any ideas how to get out of this predicament? The hopper is flat against the wall and can't be lifted enough to pop the front up.

    I've tried pushing- no budge.
  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    Turn the parking break off you crazy canuck! I can't believe this question is being asked. Grow a set and pull that machine far enough away from the wall to gain access.:usflag:
  3. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Messages: 30

    Thanks, but the brake is off. The wheels seem to be locked. I'd need to open it up to get at the tranny release.
    I'd try pulling with a truck if a truck could get in there, but no can do.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    use a couple of people to move it
  5. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,792

    pull the deck off and utilize a floor jack to lift the drive wheels until you can open the hopper.
  6. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    Use a come-along. Attach it to one of the casters and the other to something like a pole and pull it right out.
  7. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Messages: 30

    Thanks- I got it.
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I'll second this move....or jack it up enough to put some dollies under the wheels to roll it.
  9. lawrencekohlerwalker

    lawrencekohlerwalker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    jerk one side at a time
  10. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Be careful about sliding a walker. The gears in the drive can be broken by dragging the mower.

    Remove the deck and use a floor jack to move the mower.


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