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Old 06-20-2015, 11:53 PM   #1
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for deck cleaning and it's no business of OSHA how I do some things around the ranch.
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Unless "the ranch" is a business with employees OSHA doesn't care but as long as you use rope that is adequately strong and your means of securing the tractor in the raised position is dependable I see nothing wrong with the idea. In fact it looks quite creative and actually safe (as long as the above mentioned issues are followed).

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Unless "the ranch" is a business with employees OSHA doesn't care but as long as you use rope that is adequately strong and your means of securing the tractor in the raised position is dependable I see nothing wrong with the idea. In fact it looks quite creative and actually safe (as long as the above mentioned issues are followed).
OH, I failed to show the home made rope I made with a home made rope maker to fasten the snatch block to the shade tree. But it's a good one. I just tested it.
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if it were my head under there, there would be blocks under it,
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Need to clean under mine today. Think I will run it up some ramps.
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I just flip mine up onto its built in stand.

When I was 16 I worked under an engine and transmission held up by a chain hoist supported by a single 12 foot long tier rail (2x10 x12, barn terminology). Somewhere along the way I discovered mortality so I'm with blocks or jack stand comment above.
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It only takes about a minute to drop and roll the deck out from under my X495 diesel garden tractor. It's a pretty fast and simple operation on most modern JD mowers.
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I hope you took the keys out of the truck....
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I just take off the mower deck.
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I suppose if you are just standing back spraying the underside with a hose that will work But no way I'm putting any part of me in it's fall path.
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No way am i working this way. I'd rather take the deck off, but if i just "have" to get under the mower, i use my modified motorcycle lift.
One of the benefits of a Kubota F-series mower i am eye-balling is, that the deck is up front and tilts up for blade sharpening and cleaning.

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My lift:

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One of the handy things I have done for my shop so I can still work in my old age.

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Nice Rooster! I just use a floor jack to get rid of crap that's stuck under the mower but if I need to do more that change a blade, I pull the deck out from under tractor.
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I just take off the mower deck.
How will you take off the mower deck?
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It depends on the tractor--but removing a deck can usually be done without tools,by pulling off some retaining clips and removing the retaining pins---

You might want to start a new thread about 'removing a mower deck'--good subject--Mike--

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