Service lifts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cut-rite, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. cut-rite

    cut-rite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    How many of you have a lift for your mowers? I am considering 1 to use on ztrs, wbs and other small equip. What kind do you recomend and what should I look for?
  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I just lift up the front of my w/b and set it on a jack stand. This may not be the best way but it works fine for me. I don't know if this would work for a ztr, may be too heavy to lift, I dont know,don't own one.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    Its good for deck, mower, trailer or truck tire change.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Brad, A dedicated mower would be great to have. If you have a fleet of mowers that would be the way to go!
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Is this Aligator jack what is normally called a FLOOR JACK?

    HUH, I'm confused on your response, did you post on the wrong thread?

    Many things are used, car ramps, chain hoists, floor jacks, 5 gallon buckets, trailer tail gates, ect. I just use car ramps and the tail gate. I also have a floor jack, but that is only used to raise up the back for a tire change or bleeding air out of the hydro's when doing a filter change.
  6. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    I use a jack stand or a car ramp.
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i dont currently have a jack, but pro magazine today and toro had an ad for their Z jack stand. it attaches to the mower and swings down when needed. looked like a good setup. maybe an after market company makes one like that, or maybe the toro one would fit other riders.
  8. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    mbd, I looked at the Toro jack on Mon. looks like a good idea. Don't know if it could be added on. The only thing I didn't like was that it didn't lift the mower high enough for my taste.

    I pull my ztr's up on the tailgate of the trailor and it works great for me. And the trailor is always close to the mowers so no need to carry around anything extra. I already have to many extras littering my tool box and truck bed.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    When as a kid my uncle wanted me to gt the
    jack on wheels to take the rear end up or whatever
    He would tell me to push the aligator over.
    Might have been his pet name as they are shaped
    long w a tail or handle.Anyway mine is a mini version of that.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    I get by ok with my floor jack , ramps . whats ever but i want one just cause thier cool , look for a used fork lift.
    and by the way . you can buy one for a full size truck for a little less money if you have a 12ft celling and buy addaptors for the mower....better reason for the wife to allow you to spend $3500.00 :)

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