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Which Trolley Jack?

T4Terrier
23-12-08, 20:32
I am looking for a new 3 ton trolley jack and wondered what anybody would recommend?

Cheers,
Rich

crftom
23-12-08, 22:19
costco had a nice one in last time i was there


tom

TDI Dave
23-12-08, 22:54
i have an awsome jack off e bay just over 100 quid ill look for the link its a low level entry so can slide under a slamed splitty
it lifts both front wheels of my T4bout 12" off the floor in 8 pumps

team french
24-12-08, 07:34
not 3ton but i got a 2.25 4x4(higher lift than normal) jack from halfords, its a quick lift kind and does what it says on the box, not bad for 40. works with my t4 and my LT28:ILU:

loud ed
24-12-08, 08:14
costco had a nice one in last time i was there


tom
the costco one is brilliant my sons a mechanic and he has had his one for over 5 years and cheap too

T4Terrier
24-12-08, 09:07
not 3ton but i got a 2.25 4x4(higher lift than normal) jack from halfords, its a quick lift kind and does what it says on the box, not bad for 40. works with my t4 and my LT28:ILU:

Just had a look at this jack on the Halfords website. Seems pretty good for the price and has a higher lift (20.5") than the 3 ton jack.

mikey
24-12-08, 12:07
I got a 3 ton sealey trolly jack and axcle stands well happy with it, its a low model so can fit under the van no probs even after lowering. :ILU:

T4Terrier
24-12-08, 15:35
I got a 3 ton sealey trolly jack and axcle stands well happy with it, its a low model so can fit under the van no probs even after lowering. :ILU:

Just Googled Sealey 3 Ton Trolley Jacks and found this, has a good lifting range and looks well made.

http://www.aktivetools.com/sealey-3000cxd-trolley-jack-yankee-3-ton-820-p.asp

mikey
24-12-08, 16:00
That looks like a good price, they are good bits of kit :ILU:

Rustybus
24-12-08, 20:22
If you want a trolley jack just for changing wheels, then cheap is OK. If it's for work purposes, then do not skimp (even if you are using axle stands) You will realise this the first time you "really" need it. I have a 3 ton rocket lift jack http://www.shopwiki.co.uk/detail/?q=Sealey++Trolley+Jack+3+Ton+with+Rocket+Lift&s=450667&o=184878716&d=Sealey+Trolley+Jack+Premier+3+Ton+Super+Rocket+L ift

Jurasik
24-12-08, 20:30
This is a silly question.
Are the jacking points suitable for a standard trolley jack?
I note that my van on the near side, the seam appears to be slightly buckled.

Kleftiwallah
24-12-08, 20:34
I would look for ex government auction sites. Those buggers were built to last. Cheers Tony.

steve padda
24-12-08, 20:53
This is a silly question.
Are the jacking points suitable for a standard trolley jack?
I note that my van on the near side, the seam appears to be slightly buckled.

Yea bud you will find someone has tried to jack the van using the seam of the sill and it is not intended for that.
on the front of the van just behind the wheel arch on the chasiss is a square reinforced section I use this, and there is a similar bit on the rear of the van just in front of the rear arch on the chasiss, if that makes sense

steve

:D

Jurasik
24-12-08, 21:07
Cheers Steve.
I'll use that in then.
Merry Christmas!*<:-)>

T4Terrier
24-12-08, 21:40
Cheers for all the advice guys, i think the Sealey 3 ton jack fits the bill nicely and at a good price too.