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    Has anyone built a lift or support for a riding mower for maintenance. Saw one at TSC and was curious if anyone built their own.
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    My dad built a cradle that he can drive his front wheels of the rider onto, and another that a push mower rolls up on. It is attached to his air powered bumper jack. Pretty handy!

    I'm not sure what the one at TSC looks like, but I've seen the ones that just flip over backward like a hand truck. They seem to work and are pretty simple.

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    • #3
      Is this the one?



      Dave
      Still building my new old truck - see the progress!
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      • #4
        Maybe this is the one?
        http://www.facebook.com/cary.urka.urkafarms

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        • #5
          I just use the front loader on the tractor with the forks on the QD.
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          • #6
            What I did on my murray was I took a 1" receiver hitch tube and made a hitch for the front of the mower to attach it to the frame. I can attach to the 1" receiver and lift the front of the mower as high as I want to using my cherry picker or any type of overhead come-a-long etc.

            The 1" hitch also works great when moving trailers around my yard when mowing etc.

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            • #7
              I just snatch the front ends with an engine hoist and a cargo strap or nylon choker.

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              • #8
                A silly idea, but.....

                Have you tried just lifting it with your arms/legs? Many of the riding mowers can be lifted by hand (one end at a time of course) onto jack stands.

                I lift our 42" wide mover onto the stands - just get them set in front of/behind it, set my feet well, gloves on, lift with legs not back - up and onto the jack stands.

                I am a big guy (6'4", 250lbs), but no weight lifter - you might be surprised at what you can do.
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                • #9
                  You can, but wise are those who mechanize the process. I'm an old "big guy" who now has a bad back. Your muscles can put more load on your discs than is good for them!

                  People who can both spin a wrench and weld are perfectly set up to make things easier on themselves.

                  Start building/accumulating the gear before age and damage set in. The gear avoids damaging your body, lets you do much more stuff, so you win all the way.

                  I snatch mowers near vertical. Great for blade changes etc.

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