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justin_time
08-17-2009, 10:17 AM
Just ordered myself a mower jack from Jungle Jim. I had a dealer here that sells them in Ontario so I will have it tomorrow :)

Here's a link to the Jungle jack

http://www.junglejimsap.com/jack.html

ritchiem
08-17-2009, 10:28 AM
I have always wondered how they worked and what the clearance would be. Right now I lift my mowers and put jack stands on the decks...doing this however is bad for the back.

Let us know how this works out.

mark123
08-17-2009, 10:48 AM
They work very well and, in my opinion, are a necessity for a zero turn mower.

justin_time
08-17-2009, 10:55 AM
It says that it can get you mower 19 inches off the ground which is enough for me to get on my back with an impact driver and remove my blades for sharpening.

turfmaster
08-17-2009, 11:35 AM
It says that it can get you mower 19 inches off the ground which is enough for me to get on my back with an impact driver and remove my blades for sharpening.

I use the jungle jack and it works great especially for my Stander mowers. :D

Steve
08-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Justin,

Take some pictures of them if you can and tell us what you think of the product when you get it. Like a review of the product. I think others would love to hear what you have to say about them.

justin_time
08-17-2009, 11:55 AM
Justin,

Take some pictures of them if you can and tell us what you think of the product when you get it. Like a review of the product. I think others would love to hear what you have to say about them.

Will do :)

Steve
08-18-2009, 02:51 AM
Justin what made you decide to go with this lift? What were you previously doing to handle this situation?

justin_time
08-18-2009, 08:45 AM
Justin what made you decide to go with this lift? What were you previously doing to handle this situation?

Needed something to lift my mower to remove my blades. I use to have a shed where I did that before but we don't have a shed anymore. I am currently going to the dealer (when they have time) or going to the neighbor with a chain hoist to get my blades off my mower to get them sharpened. It seems that I have to sharpen them often and clean the deck more often

justin_time
08-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Getting pictures as we speak. I got it today. Put it together in like 5 minutes.. was more like 10.. i had a piece the wrong way but figure it out haha

I will try to take a video if not i will have pictures for sure.

Already cleaned the whole deck of the mower.. that jack is so solid the mower doesn't even move it's incredible

justin_time
08-18-2009, 08:06 PM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/th_P1000768-1.jpg (http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/?action=view&current=P1000768-1.flv)

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/mower-lift-1.jpg

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/mower-lift-2.jpg

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/mower-lift-3.jpg

Steve
08-19-2009, 05:37 AM
Justin that is fantastic!

How long did it used to take you to change your blades and now how long does it take you with your lift?

justin_time
08-19-2009, 07:04 AM
Justin that is fantastic!

How long did it used to take you to change your blades and now how long does it take you with your lift?

I haven't changed my blades yet, i will keep you guys posted

Seann
09-20-2009, 09:17 AM
How long does it take you to change blades this way?

justin_time
09-20-2009, 09:41 AM
How long does it take you to change blades this way?

10 to 15 minutes.. depending if you have the proper tools to do it.

What I mean by proper tools

-Powerful air compressor
-Impact wrench
-Power impact socket (mine is 15/16 of an inch)

FloridaBoy
09-20-2009, 10:51 AM
I just use my trailer gate, pull up paralell to the gate start to make a zero turn pulling one front tire all the way to the top of the gate, the hole deck is just about 2' off the ground.

I have thought about a lift, but a couple hundred bucks to lift the mower, ....... thats a bunch of beer, haha.

Steve
09-20-2009, 01:22 PM
I just use my trailer gate, pull up paralell to the gate start to make a zero turn pulling one front tire all the way to the top of the gate, the hole deck is just about 2' off the ground.

Can you do that without it being to rocky?

Do you have a picture of how you do it? I'd love to see.

FloridaBoy
09-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Can you do that without it being to rocky?

Do you have a picture of how you do it? I'd love to see.

I can grab some pics of me doing that, will be changing blades wed. night.

Any good idea for me when i take the pics, i have to go in and resize all the pics i put on here, something i can do to make it easier?

I know this request for info doesn't fit this thread, but just curious. Thanks.

Steve
09-22-2009, 06:14 PM
It seems that photos wide as 600 pixels work best. But that's my view.

LawnMoore
07-26-2010, 11:57 PM
I as well use my trailer gate, i just drive forward like im loading up, but only put the front wheels about 2 feet up the gate, its not the best clearance, and I DO NOT CRAWL UNDER IT! I have once with both the trailer and the mower wheels choked but i wont recomend it, i just stretch for the middle blade bolt!

I use my dewalt high torque, cordless, impact wrench, with my correct size impact socket, with "built in swivel"!! Makes it much much ezier than with a non swivel or even with adding a seperate swivel, the swivel socket of 15/16 cost me a whole 15 dollars, the high torque cordless impact gun almost cost me a wopping 400 dollars! However my friend owns a napa and ordered it for me at his cost of $290! Thank God!

This job takes me about 10 mintes tops to remove old blades and put the new ones on.