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Heavy-Duty Lawn Mower Lifts
If you’ve ever thought about getting a mower lift, check out the Pro-Lift. It uses a foot-operated bottle jack to provide up to 20 in. of clear working space. The unit can safely lift up to 350 lbs. of front axle weight to full working height, making blade sharpening, belt replacement and debris removal safer and easier.
    The lift rides on 4 small steel caster wheels. It’s equipped with a pair of rubber-coated saddles that support the mower’s front wheels, and a foot pedal-operated 2-ton bottle jack. You drive the mower wheels up onto the saddles, then pump the foot pedal until the mower is at the desired height.
    Push button adjustable baskets allow you to move the saddles out to 48 in. or inside to 15 in., allowing the lift to be used with any size mower. Dual mechanical auto-locks prevent the mower from slipping or becoming unstable.
    “It has no pins to pull or any adjustments to make,” says Seth Derstine, SFA Companies, Kansas City, Mo. “There are locking mechanisms on either side of the bottle jack, so as the mower is being lifted they lock in place with every couple of pumps you make.”
    The T-5350B model retails for $199.99.
    The company also offers 2 commercial grade models, the T-5500 and T-5501. Both are equipped with the wheel saddles as well as a rubberized steel saddle center that can be used to lift the mower’s frame from the front deck or rear chassis. They have 750 lbs. of axle capacity on the center platform and 500 lbs. on the saddles.
    The T-5501 is available with an air-powered option that uses compressed air to operate the bottle jack. “It lets you use your air compressor or the compressed air lines in your shop to pick up the mower, without doing any pumping,” says Derstine.
    The T-5500 retails for $449.99 plus S&H, and the model T-5501 for $549.99 plus S&H.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, SFA Companies, 10939 N. Pomona Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64153 (ph 816 891-6390; www.proliftproducts.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1