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post #31 of 42 Old 06-09-2019, 01:13 PM
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Re: Fischer Lift Jacks? Any good?

Another kind of these lifts is called Mojacks..........I still have it, used it for my Jd345....but sold that tractor and now have a x495...........no sure it could hold the weight of that tractor. I might be interested in selling it if anyone is interested and lives close to NJ.

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I'm saying we change blades and clean the deck without taking the deck off.

If I'm understanding your question.

but if I did need to pull the deck off I could still use my Jack I believe.

because it doesn't go back underneath the Deck.

Looking at Steve's picture of the Fisher I see the Fisher does extend under the mower.
I see that's not the Fisher. What's your weight limitation??

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I went to get the Fisher but they were out of stock. Tractor supply had this one fit both mine and my dad's weight
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post #34 of 42 Old 06-12-2019, 01:13 PM
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Re: Fischer Lift Jacks? Any good?

Note: If not mention this HFT jack does have clearance issues with some mower decks especially Cub Cadet ZTRs. Simple solution is to have a couple 2 x 10 's placed under the lift cradles as these decks don't clear jack foot. Also on some mower decks can hang on the ATV section. Just pay attention when lifting as you may use the full forward position on the wheel cradles.

There is also a wish item for these as I liked to seen some spring loaded wheels so it would be moveable under ATVs instead drive over the lift arm.
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I went to get the Fisher but they were out of stock. Tractor supply had this one fit both mine and my dad's weight
There is a 200 pound difference. If you ever have the need to lift something heavier than you have now, you may wish you'd gotten the heavier duty unit. The heavier duty Fisher is less apt, over time, to have piston fatigue because it's rated for more than you're doing. I like heavy-duty schtuff!

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1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

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I'm saying we change blades and clean the deck without taking the deck off.

If I'm understanding your question.

but if I did need to pull the deck off I could still use my Jack I believe.

because it doesn't go back underneath the Deck.

Looking at Steve's picture of the Fisher I see the Fisher does extend under the mower.
Just had a look at the youtube video. What a nice jack that is. Here is the link if anyone wants to see it.

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I went to get the Fisher but they were out of stock. Tractor supply had this one fit both mine and my dad's weight
There is a 200 pound difference. If you ever have the need to lift something heavier than you have now, you may wish you'd gotten the heavier duty unit. The heavier duty Fisher is less apt, over time, to have piston fatigue because it's rated for more than you're doing. I like heavy-duty schtuff!
Yes I took that into consideration. I went to get the Fisher and out of stock at my local one. the closet one was 50 miles away. I don't like to order if can support my local bricks and morter.

This one was and still is on sale at TSC, BTW.

I know I will never own a ZTR over 1500lb.

So I like that this is light enough to throw in my SUV and take to Dad's.

The Fisher, at 110lb, would make me dread that lift.
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I'm saying we change blades and clean the deck without taking the deck off.

If I'm understanding your question.

but if I did need to pull the deck off I could still use my Jack I believe.

because it doesn't go back underneath the Deck.

Looking at Steve's picture of the Fisher I see the Fisher does extend under the mower.
I guess I'm not understanding the need to use a jack to take the deck off. If I use my jack I don't need to take the deck off and if I take the deck off I don't need the jack because I need the deck on the ground.

Since I got the jack I don't need to take the deck off at all. That's why I bought it.

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I'm saying we change blades and clean the deck without taking the deck off.

If I'm understanding your question.

but if I did need to pull the deck off I could still use my Jack I believe.

because it doesn't go back underneath the Deck.

Looking at Steve's picture of the Fisher I see the Fisher does extend under the mower.
I guess I'm not understanding the need to use a jack to take the deck off. If I use my jack I don't need to take the deck off and if I take the deck off I don't need the jack because I need the deck on the ground.

Since I got the jack I don't need to take the deck off at all. That's why I bought it.
Well that's kind of what I said also. no plans here to take a deck off unless absolutely necessary.

I bought an old Ingersoll mower for the snowblower mostly but it came with a deck and I might use the deck to mow my ditch.

because it's one of the older mowers it's not easy to slide it in with the wheels on the ground so I'll probably lift the wheels with my Jack about 6-8" and slide it in. And then lower it and attach the deck.

I haven't decided if I'm even going to fool with putting it on there. but if I do I will use the lift.
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Re: Fischer Lift Jacks? Any good?

Keep in mind, the 750lbs is maximum weight for the H bar, not the saddle. You're literally lifting a fraction of that with most heavy GT's as the weight is quickly shifted rearwards and even their inexpensive model works very well for most GT's. I have had their smaller model for 5 or 6 years and have had a X-738 on it and lifted very easily. In most cases, the less expensive model will work just fine...and with a good sale price and proper coupons can be bought for under $75.00. While the Fisher is no doubt higher capacity, it likely isn't needed for most...other than profit margin...


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Keep in mind, the 750lbs is maximum weight for the H bar, not the saddle. You're literally lifting a fraction of that with most heavy GT's as the weight is quickly shifted rearwards and even their inexpensive model works very well for most GT's. I have had their smaller model for 5 or 6 years and have had a X-738 on it and lifted very easily. In most cases, the less expensive model will work just fine...and with a good sale price and proper coupons can be bought for under $75.00. While the Fisher is no doubt higher capacity, it likely isn't needed for most...other than profit margin...
I had the lighter HF jack and lifted my 700lb Wheelhorse with it. Sold it and bought the Fischer when I got my 1000lb XT3.

I absolutely did not trust the light guage frame of the light jack to safely lift my XT3. I'm sure the light jacks hydraulics will easliy lift the weight but the frame is very thin.

The difference in the weight of the 2 jacks is substantial and worth the peace of mind to me.

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I had the lighter HF jack and lifted my 700lb Wheelhorse with it. Sold it and bought the Fischer when I got my 1000lb XT3.

I absolutely did not trust the light guage frame of the light jack to safely lift my XT3. I'm sure the light jacks hydraulics will easliy lift the weight but the frame is very thin.

The difference in the weight of the 2 jacks is substantial and worth the peace of mind to me.
You have to do whatever you're comfortable with. I would have zero confidence issues lifting the XT3 with it as it weighs about the same as my Prestige, but the unit will easily handle much more than these units. But to each their own, your piece of mind is the most important thing regardless of what the until can safely handle. One can use a .40 or .45 just fine, but I definitely have more confidence in my S&W 500!


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