2015 - Volume #39, Issue #6, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Dolly Lift” Makes Mower Service Work Easy
“It lets me access the blades and change the belts without having to remove the deck. I can raise the mower in only about 15 seconds,” says the Marshalltown, Iowa man.
The dolly is made from 1-in. sq., steel tubing and rides on two 6-in. rubber wheels. It measures about 36 in. long and 10 in. wide and has a pair of 9-in. long, horizontal lift fingers on front that are fitted with 2-piece metal brackets. The brackets form a cradle for a 1/2-in. dia. metal “lift rod” that Egleston bolted on under the front end of the mower.
“I push the dolly forward to engage the lift fingers into the lift rod, and then I pull the lift handle forward and down to the ground. At this point the weight of the mower goes past center on the dolly’s axle and the dolly stays flat on the ground,” says Egleston. “The lift rod is bolted to a pair of metal brackets already on the mower so it could be used with other attachments.
“I used 1/2-in. cold rolled steel to make the axle and fitted the wheels with ball bearings so they roll easily.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lee Egleston, 1805 Wiese Garden Rd., Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 (ph 641 752-1630).
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