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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What you can't see are 4 inch deck screws in the 4x4 and the
holes are countersunk 1.5 inches..

Why all the armchair quarterbacking?

This only supports a 100# or so..

Please show me your free jack stands.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Geo-TH,In wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:46:07 08/05/22) What you can't see are 4 inch deck screws in the 4x4 and the
holes are countersunk 1.5 inches..

Why all the armchair quarterbacking?

This only supports a 100# or so..

Please show me your free jack stands.



Geo, it is highly unlikely that anyone will show you a free jack stand. Most people have a concern for safety, and even if we did have one the possibility of our insurance company seeing it is too great a risk. No More Death Machines!!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No tools needed to remove the deck on my old JD tractors.
Just 2 pull pins, move a lever to remove belt tensioner, another leaver in front and slide the deck out.

Can you buy parts for your old Wheel horse?

A friend had a Wheel horse and blew the engine 2x.
He gave up on his..He had a tiller too.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now a question for clarification. Does George have jack stands or is he just using just scrap wood laminated together to make blocking? My jackstands are metal and adjustable (self-contained). I call what he has pictured laminated blocking, serves the safety purpose, but not what one would be getting if buying jackstands at a store. Other opinions?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well you preach cheap all the time and I would not want a 100 or so to land on me with a rube gold burg outfit like that. I would use a single bigger block for your job and not have the risk of it turning over sideways. Other wise I would just pick it up with the telehandler and work from beside it or set it up on blocks. I have lots of blocks around that are from 2x4's to 8x8' and various length from 1 foot to 8 feet or more depending on size of lumber. As for free some times you get what you pay for. 4 inch screws in end grain don't hold much. The reason I was recommending the 1/4 inch bolt clear through so it could pull on both ends and would not cost much different than your screws. Besides what is your health or life worth?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When It comes to jack stands for cars, trucks, and tractors, I won't build them out of wood. I buy 5K jack stands and only use them on Concrete.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Build your jack stands how you see fit.
You haven't posted pics of yours.
I have 3 sets of wood mower jack stands.
They have never failed me. They will last me forever because they are kept inside..

I'll post back if mine ever fails.
I built my first set over 10 years ago.

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You are making a big deal about nothing.
A mower doesn't weigh that much.
There is no reason the mower should fall off my jack stands.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I don't build jack stands. I have purchased several sets of steel jack stands with different ratings. I have solid wood blocking (kept under cover), of assorted sizes to build cribbed stacks with, where the purchased metal jack stands don't work.

I have no doubt what you have put together will hold your mower and as for safety, is far ahead of working with a lawnmower setting on a jack. My point is there is a difference in what one calls a jackstand. When I read your post title, I was expecting to see what you had found for free lawnmower jack stands, something steel and fabricated to be adjustable, not left-over project wood screwed together for what I call dedicated blocking. Different expectations for the term, jackstand.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You do know that in 200 years, those might be unsafe. Wink Nicely done!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geo,

Here is what I use 4X8 blocks,

Guido.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geo-
Gees, what a minor thing for folks to get so fired up about! I havent seen them come after you like this in a while! I like your blocks, particularly the roll guards on the ends. And I know that given the low weight they bear, they will hold up long enough for our kids to build the replacements. Dave
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:05 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 1965 and 1968 and 1980 vintage IH Cub Cadets I set an old bread pan on the mower deck mule drive frame, pull the drain plug until it's done dripping, replace the drain plug, and add the 2 quarts of fresh oil, and change the oil filter on the 1980 #982. Tractors all set on all 4 wheels on the floor. No mower deck removal required. Mower deck gets greased every mowing, 4 zerks on the tractor, one on steering gearbox, one on each frt wheel spindle, one on frt axle pivot pin get greased every oil change.
If I need to sharpen mower blades I drive the frt wheels of tractor up on solid wood blocks 3-1/2 tall and work thru the discharge chute.
I've watched my buddy mount/dismount his 48 deck on his 317 Deere's. They made stuff WAY to complicated. The Wheel Donkey's of GAB's look almost as complicated.
Dad's first Cub Cadet was a 1963 Original, it was traded for the '65 #70 after the clogged timing belt on the mower deck broke for the 2nd time, a $22 belt in 1965 Dollars. BUT the new owner of that Cub Cadet told Dad in 2006 he was still mowing his yard with it every week all summer. The 70 used ALL v-belts, cheaper replacements. And since a 57 year old mower is still running I think that says something about how IH built stuff. It mowed two BIG farm yards all summer for close to 20 years, wore out a 7 hp Kohler engine every 3 years about 4 times, has a fresh rebuild on a 10 hp Kohler in it now.
Oh, and speaking of Cub Cadet's my 7 year old CC TANK LZ 54 zero turn just keeps running faultlessly, 27 hp Kawasaki V-twin just sips gas, gets an oil change every spring, book says oil/filter change every 100 hours but once a year is every 40-50 hours, greased every 3-4 mowing. It cut over an HOUR off my mowing time using the 982, 982 took 3-1/2 to 4 hours, Tank cuts in 3 hours and have cut in 2-1/2 hours a couple times, plus it mows WAY nicer than the old IH decks. Plus when I start the Kawasaki engine in the TANK I don't have the feeling of Impending DOOM of catastrophic engine failure like I get starting the B-48G Onan in the 982.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-710ltd2002 wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:33:33 08/07/22) Geo-
Gees, what a minor thing for folks to get so fired up about! I havent seen them come after you like this in a while! I like your blocks, particularly the roll guards on the ends. And I know that given the low weight they bear, they will hold up long enough for our kids to build the replacements. Dave



Dave, he posted it hoping for comments.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geo
My jack stands look very much like yours.
Also, my 1970's models Wheel Horse mowers are still running strong.
Especially the 4 cly D250 Wheel Horse.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Free lawnmower Jack stands Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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