under the deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnscapes of the R.V., Mar 3, 2010.

  1. lawnscapes of the R.V.

    lawnscapes of the R.V. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    What is best way you guys have found to get under the ztr mower deck to change the blades??? Do the ztr jacks work or not?? thanks
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I use a lifting arm I made to work with my floor jack that attaches to the mower. I even painted the tabs I welded to the mower Cats Eye Gold to match the mower. :usflag: Works good enough for me. :)
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,169

    I pull the two levers and flip the deck up.
  4. Vogel-Landscaping

    Vogel-Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    i also use a hydraulic jack and jack it up!!
  5. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Being a former auto mechanic I just had to have a lift in my garage. I use 4 short chains with hooks, attach them to the four corners of the machine and lift the entire mower overhead to do any major cleaning or just drive the front over one lift arm and up it goes till the back bottoms out on the ground.
  6. Vogel-Landscaping

    Vogel-Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    wish i had a lift!!!
  7. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Got it used from a local garage, best $500.00 I've ever spent!
    Watch craigslist and check with your local parts stores like Napa or Carquest, sometime they know of used ones. New cost about $2,800 to $10,000 depending on what you want.
  8. evanbrendel

    evanbrendel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    i use short car ramps for now i see some good ideas on here.
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    floor jack is what i use
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    we have jungle jacks for the standers and would work for a smaller ztr, and now have mowjack for the heavy terds. that thing is super awesome, especially for the price.

    Hey alc-gregh, i ithought scag decks were not supposed to clog with such a huge discharge area!!!ahahahhah. that looks like a lot of grass under there

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