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mower lift jack or engon lift

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kings of Green LLC, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Kings of Green LLC

    Kings of Green LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Just checking to see how you guys lift your mowers so you can change your blade. Engine lift (cherry picker) or regular mower lift? Thanks
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  2. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Use your trailer gate, its free.
  3. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    I've done that a couple of times, in the field, but it also comes with an inherent risk. There always exists the possibility of the mower rolling.

    I use a Jungle Jack. Very stable, plus only has one point of contact, which makes it easier to work underneath. There are, however, some downsides to it. I have Gravely 260 Pro-Master's, and it is very difficult to lift using only the Jungle Jack, for me. That said, I'm not an extremely strong fellow, plus although mine has a foot assist, I believe the latest models feature an improved foot assist to gain more leverage.

    To avoid straining my back, I simply raise the mower with a $30 floor jack from Wally World, then slip the JJ under the opposite side of the deck and raise it on up. Only takes 30 seconds or so longer, and saves all the back strain.
  4. LandscaperPro

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    Messages: 461

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  5. mefast

    mefast LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 15

    floor jack.....can't see spending over $260 to lift my deck:D
  6. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    Looks like a nice option but I second that that's a crap load of money for some metal welded together and two wheels. Plus shipping. I guess a guy could build his own. Still looks like blocks access to the deck.

    I use my ramp (for the last 13 years) and all my mowers have quality brakes on them that hold them safely on the ramp. On my ZTRs the rear wheels are always on the ground when using the ramp.

    I have a cherry picker and never thought of using it. I have considered a chain hoist or small electric winch on a beam in my shop. You could go as high as you want and not fight anything in the way.
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Floor jack? I just tell "her" to lift my deck. :laugh:
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I just use my trailer gate or lift the front by hand and slip an axle stand under.

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