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Choosing the Right MoJack Lift for your Mower or Garden Tractor

Thursday, December 20 2012 8:38 AM

Routine lawnmower maintenance is a job that’s simple enough to do in a couple of hours with little more than a screwdriver, a wrench, a metal file, and a socket set in your tool chest. Lawnmowers are all roughly built the same – as far as the components that require maintenance are concerned.

The typical mower – whether a push mower, riding mower, zero-turn mower (ZTR), or garden tractor – requires an oil change, blade sharpening, air filter replacement, new spark plugs (occasionally), and cleaning to remove debris. On some mowers, the manufacturers recommend replacing the fuel filter from time to time. To do this, you will probably need a clamp to pinch off the fuel line as you swap the old filter for a new one. And if your mower manual suggests that you grease fittings or moving parts after every so many work-hours, you’ll need a grease gun with a flexible hose (and some rubber gloves) to do the job. If you’re not sure about the maintenance you’re supposed to perform on your mower, be sure to consult your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer via their website.

As stated before, mower maintenance is a simple job. Once you’ve gone through the routine the first time, you’ll never forget how to do it again. You will, however, want to consider how you’re going to raise or elevate your mower for service and maintenance – because lifting a 700 lb. zero-turn mower so that you can get underneath and pull the blade is no easy trick. In fact, it’s downright dangerous. That’s why mower lifts were invented.

Push mowers typically weigh 80 to 120 lbs. Riding mowers can weigh in at 300 to 500 lbs. Obviously, this is not the kind of equipment that you want to try to lift off the garage floor with your back or prop up with little more than a couple of cinder blocks when you’re crawling underneath. To properly service a mower of any size, you need the help of a mower lift. The MoJack line of mower lifts is simple to set up, as well as safe and easy to use – an essential piece of equipment for anyone who regularly performs cleaning, maintenance, and end-of-season winterizing on their mower. The MoJack EZ features a screw jack and safety-lock pin system that was designed to prevent slipping or instability during maintenance. The MoJack EZ is perfect for mowers up to 300 lbs. If you have a larger mower, you may want to consider a MoJack XT. With a lifting capacity of up to 500 lbs. (front-end only), the MoJack XT is perfect for any lawn tractor or ZTR riding mower.The MoJack PRO, with a front-end lifting capacity of 750 lbs., features a self-braking winch and ratcheting safety-lock.

Maintaining or servicing your lawn mower or garden tractor protects your investment and keeps your equipment running at peak performance! In choosing the right MoJack mower lift for your lawnmower or garden tractor, check the mower product information for the weight of your machine and select the MoJack that is rated for that weight.