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????