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    HF Mower/ATV Lift

    I have been using a floor jack under the front axle to jack up my x485 to take off the mower blades. I pile 2x6 lumber under the front wheels, but it still does not seem the safest. So I decided to get a dedicated lift.

    HF sells two, one for $80 and a larger one for $180. I bought the larger one, I did not trust the smaller one for my x485, so I spent the extra $100

    Assembly was easy. It was well packed so the paint was not damaged. They could have deburred the parts better before painting. Some of the edges were rough. Some of the holes also had burrs, even some of the washers had burrs. I filed the burrs off the holes and washers.

    It can be adjusted for different tread widths. I have it at 38" C-C. It came with 4 bars for the wheel lifts. I only used 1 per side. It slid under my mower deck no clearance problems. Deck was all the way up.

    There are safety locks for three heights. I went up to the middle height. I can reach under from each side for the outer blades, but still have to lay under it for the middle blade. It seems much safer than using a floor jack.

    I am not sure what the front of the x485 weights, but it jacks up easy with the foot pedal.

    Pictures did not post in the order I added them. No idea why????
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    looks like its well built and for the money hard to beat.
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    I like it.
    Does it have a fast pump?
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    Pretty nice.
    Note: Notice the rollback as the mower comes up. Safety strap is a good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Pretty nice.
    Note: Notice the rollback as the mower comes up. Safety strap is a good idea.
    Hmmm... I assumed they all had straps to keep the front tires in position like my Mo-Jack does.
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    Looks like straps are needed for sure, I know he mentioned in the video that he had them but the front tires about fell off the lift. Nice lift though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I like it.
    Does it have a fast pump?
    I did not count how many "pumps" it took , but not many Maybe I will remember to next time

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Pretty nice.
    Note: Notice the rollback as the mower comes up. Safety strap is a good idea.


    I think if he had only used one bar and let the tire drop in deeper it would not have rolled back at all.

    I only used one of the bars and the angle at the front of the wheel/tire basket. See pictures first post. My front tires did not try and roll out at all. The instructions said to block the rear tires, but I did not, I wanted them to be able to roll as it was lifted. I guessed if I blocked them, either the front tires would try and come out of the baskets or the jack would slide on the floor. It seemed like the best idea was just to let the rear tires move as it went up. I released the "freewheel" lever for the trans.

    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Hmmm... I assumed they all had straps to keep the front tires in position like my Mo-Jack does.
    It does not come with straps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Looks like straps are needed for sure, I know he mentioned in the video that he had them but the front tires about fell off the lift. Nice lift though.
    I noticed that too, the tires are more on the rear bar, then in between the two bars.
    I noticed also he off set the baskets to match the offset of the front wheels.
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