lift point on John Deere LT-155

krnuttleDecember 5, 2012

I have a John Deere LT-155 garden tractor. Periodically I use a jack to lift the front of the tractor. Currently I am lifting the tractor by placing the jack under the fitting for the rod that holds the front of the mower to the tractor. It is in the middle of the front axel.

Each time I do it I question my practice. Is there a known reason for not using this fitting as a lifting point?

Is there a better point to lift the front end?

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If you haven't bent anything by now I would say it is a permissible action.
Practically any part that you can engage the jack to that it will not slide off of........or break/bend under the load.....can be utilized for lifting.
The main thing to worry about when jacking/lifting is your personal safety.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 1:25PM
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Personal safety is always major consideration. It is just when I check the air in the front tires it is easier to jack up the front end and be able to move the wheels to get to the valve stems than it is to move the tractor all over the place to get at them.

I don't know if it OEM, but the front wheel valve stems on the LT-55 are on the inside not on the out where you can get to them easily.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 5:45PM
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