In years past when our push mowers broke down, it was common practice to just push them over on their side, hunker down, and get the repair done in whatever way it needed. Then with the advent of riding mowers and recreational type vehicles, such as ATVs, we started relying on family and friends to help us hoist the heavy pieces of machinery onto unstable ramps, car lifts that didn’t provide the right workspace, or stacks of cement blocks that posed a threat of slipping or tumbling over if jostled. You can find a number of reports online about the serious injuries suffered because of accidents due to unstable lift practices, when a mower lift isn’t used.
A mower lift takes away the danger factor of unstable lifting. Most every model being sold today comes with a safety lock mechanism that prevents the lift from falling when jostled. And, with these lifts rising anywhere from 24" to 28", you will have plenty of crawl space and room in which to maneuver your arms to do whatever the job demands, from changing the oil to replacing a frayed belt. Clean up becomes easier, as well. Debris collected underneath the rider can be feed up and this, too, will prolong the life of your machines.
Size is no matter, either. Whether you have a smaller residential mower, a larger professional rider, or lawn tractor, mower lifts can handle it. Models come in sizes able to lift anywhere a relatively light 300 pounds, a moderate 500 pounds, or even the super duty 750 pounds of front end weight. Knowing which one works best for you includes knowing the exact weight of your machines and knowing how wide the wheel span measures. A few minutes spent researching online and you’ll be good to go with knowing which lift is best for you.
And, don’t worry about space consumption, you can find many mower lifts that fold down flat, to as little as 6" in height, promising easy storage in your garage. Buying a lift for your lawn care equipment makes total sense. You will have the convenience of making general repairs from home, while saving money on longer use and less out of pocket money spent on professional mechanics.