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Tool Raises Riding Mower Up Off The Ground
Ross Brown, Millet, Alberta: I made a tool that fits into the receiver hitch on my pickup and lets me raise the deck on my 54-in. riding mower up off the ground so I can service the blades safely while standing up. It uses a hand-cranked boat anchor winch equipped with a 4-ft. nylon strap, with the winch bolted onto a vertical 4-ft. length of 2-in. sq. tubing. The tubing is welded at a 30-degree angle to a shorter length of tubing that fits into the receiver hitch. The joint where the 2 tubes are welded together is reinforced with scrap metal. I welded a small hook on front of the mower frame.

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5