This is an amazing piece of equipment! Much lighter than I thought it would be, quality made, easy to use, easy to get on and off the lift by rotating front tires with my hands (lift slides on the floor getting off it sometimes but plan on putting rubber on the bottom of the wheel supports).
Like other reviewers stated, the jack handle does hit my hood. I am going to see if I can put in a curved adapter into the jack to solve that but even if I can't, it's really not a huge deal, just slow jacking at first, then clearance increases as it jacks up so therefore the speed of jacking increases.
Very stable, fast jacking, controlled speed coming down, easy to release safety catches.
What I wish: it would be helpful if it could stand vertically on the floor but you have to hang it from the wall. I am going to add a plate so as to be able to just stand it up. I love it!
P.S. Company communication is fantastic. I have sent them numerous questions and they are quick to answer.
Product packed excellent in the carton. Minimal assembly, only inserting the brackets that hold the mower front wheels and the bottle jack handle is required. It effortlessly lifts my John Deere D-130 tractor. Reviews I read show much larger zero-turns lifted easily. The units stability in the reviews read led me to this lift. I've only used it twice and its made blade maintenance and deck cleaning simple. No need to remove the deck.Built in safety stops at 12, 18 and 24 inches are a nice feature. Some reviews mentioned it lowers slowly. With my JD tractor that's only @ 35 seconds. Better slow then all at once. I tried a competitive brand rated at 300 lbs but returned it the same day purchased as it was wobbly and did not fold very flat. This unit is close to folding flat as you can get plus I have it hung on my wall using a two armed hose bracket. I would highly recommend this jack.
The first reason for buying this lift is because it can fold up and hang on a wall. The second reason is that it can lift 500 lbs. I have a John Deere X584 24.5 hp V twin tractor that that has a total weight of 750 lbs. I'm not sure how much the front end weights but it must be around 350 lbs. The lift worked perfectly lifting the tractor with ease plus the slow acting hydraulic piston allows the tractor to lower slowly. The safety latches and tire anchors give me a sense of security and the tractor is stable even when raised to the full 26 inches.
Have to flip my front tires around on my 52. Also, when jacking this thing up, it isn't very resp...
June 16, 2017
Have to flip my front tires around on my 52. Also, when jacking this thing up, it isn't very responsive. The thing seems to go up about a half an inch at a time as you're jacking it up. not good. I have several ZTR mowers & this jack is time consuming, not productive.
I needed to work on my tractor/mower specifically to check and replace the blades if required. This lifter worked as advertised and was simple to use. It made the task simple and quick. I am very glad I purchased it.