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Mower lifts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by cpllawncare, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I need to purchase a lift for the mowers this year, I'm not going to rig up a lifting contraption, I want to stay in the $300 range, what are your recommendations?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 3,975

    Do you have something you could attach a hoist to and use a strap on the front forks? This is the way I do it. No jacks or stands in the way. If you don't for $300 maybe you could get someone to build you a frame that you could use a hoist with. I only paid about $35 for my hoist and the strap was around $10. I attach the hoist to the steel beam of my shop. Works for me.
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I love my Jungle Jack. It's not in the way nearly as bad as some of the other jacks out there and is far faster to lift than a normal floor jack. If you have roof rafters that would support it and the room then a ceiling mounted chain hoist would be the slick way to go though.
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  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I don't have a way to use a hoist so that's out i want a compact lift. I've been using a floor jack but i don't feel safe with the guys using it
     
  6. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    MoJack Pro
     
  7. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    I have the ProLift from Tractor Supply with the 500 pound capacity and they're selling it for $179 now. Works good for zero turns, very solid.
     
  8. bp lawn

    bp lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I have a pro lift from ts. I does great, but I had to widen it for my toro z500. My cadet did fit, but the toro didn't.
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  9. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    I believe the newer models will accomodate wider mowers.
     
  10. bp lawn

    bp lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Good to know. I bought mine last year. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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