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Author Topic:   Aluminum Jacks - good or bad brands/experiences?
Steph
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted May 17, 2001 11:11 AM UIN: 6762482
We REALLY need to get an aluminum pit jack - or at least a 3-6 pump jack... doesn't have to be aluminum. I'm looking at lower cost brands, or even used ones.

Does anyone have any good or bad experiences with certain brands or makes?

Thanks for any tips!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 17, 2001 01:43 PM UIN: 16262997
Steph, we are working on testing a new steel jack that will be approximately a 3-4 pump version. I will update you on the quality and the use of it. The price of the jack will be in the neighborhood of 200.00 and will be sold online on the HRS Applications website.

jammin

Mod 78
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted May 17, 2001 03:18 PM
How much is this steel jack going to weigh?
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Originally posted by jammin:
Steph, we are working on testing a new steel jack that will be approximately a 3-4 pump version. I will update you on the quality and the use of it. The price of the jack will be in the neighborhood of 200.00 and will be sold online on the HRS Applications website.

jammin


jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 17, 2001 03:20 PM UIN: 16262997
The book says it is 85 lbs. Our team has been looking for an alternative. Of course your going to sacrifice some weight for the price, but if it works correctly, and does the job, it would be well worth it to our team. I personally have a little more faith in steel and wouldnt want to drag a 500 or 600 dollar jack around in the dirt. But we feel it will be beneficial for weekend racers and give everyone an alternative to those high dollar jacks.


jammin

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Steph
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted May 17, 2001 04:42 PM UIN: 6762482
It does sound like a good alernative (and I knew you all were working on it).

Any timelines on availability yet? Or, how would you like another team to test it for you?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 17, 2001 04:47 PM UIN: 16262997
Steph, our team will be testing it in the next few weeks, if it works as it is supposed to it will be available then. We want to pressure test it to make sure that it is what everyone needs.

jammin

Limited5
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted May 17, 2001 05:39 PM
I have a Craftsman jack and I love it. It takes 1 pump to reach contact height and then jacks normally from there. Got 2 free jackstands with it too! It was $99 and guaranteed for life.

bkap
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted May 17, 2001 06:07 PM
Limited 5. Which Craftsman jack is that? 1 1/2 ton? I used a Craftsman jack in the pits for years before we either forgot to load it up after the races, it fell out of the trailer or was stolen when we stopped for dinner on the way home. They don't make that style any longer.

[This message has been edited by bkap (edited May 18, 2001).]

Steph
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted May 18, 2001 09:19 AM UIN: 6762482
We have two normal floor jacks, and then what they call a "handy man" jack. That thing is dangerous! But, it's quick! We're looking to replace one of the floor jacks - they just take too long... it's like 25 pumps to get to height.

Regarding aluminum jacks, anyone have one of the cheaper brands, like around $500-$600? I'm thinking you get what you pay for and I'm worried that it will break down within one season, so I'm hesitant and may wait for jammin's results.

Even I am capable of lifting our floor jacks in and out of the trailer, so the weight thing doesn't bother me as much as the number of pumps.... so I'm really interested in the one you are testing jammin'. Hope it turns out to be a good product!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 19, 2001 07:58 AM UIN: 16262997
Thanks for the interest Steph, we will let everyone know. It is going to have to live up to our standards to be considered.
One other thing is that this is a 3 ton jack. So, if you need to use it for something a little heavier, it will work for ya. Stay tuned.

jammin

Steph
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted July 13, 2001 11:34 AM UIN: 6762482
I've stayed tuned.... any word yet Jammin'?

team28
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted July 25, 2001 05:23 PM
Oreilly Auto Parts sells an AC Delco brand 3ton floor jack that takes 8 pumps to reach full height, about 200 bucks I think. Jammin let us know how the test goes, if I can get a 4 pump I'll buy it.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 25, 2001 06:19 PM UIN: 16262997
I will let everyone know....I have been covered up here guys, sorry for the wait.

jammin

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