Bottle Jacks

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 17:42
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thought I should spread the word. Supercheap are doing 6000 kg bottle jacks for $34.99. Don't know if it will fall apart but grabbed one for a spare, anyway
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 19:32

Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 19:32
Hi Steve,
I used to sell these cheap bottle jacks years ago. Percentage of faulty ones was around 60%. Those days I would pick it up and return it to importers for an exchange unit. If the exchange unit was faulty too, I would refund their money.

Its like anything these days, there is always a bad apple in every box. Luck of the draw. My only suggestion to you is this, when using it on your 4b, try avoiding sticking your head under the car while the bottle jack is being used, i know for sure when these things let go you dont get a warning.
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 20:26

Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 at 20:26
cheers mate. No, wouldn't trust it enuff to get under. Then again, I don't trust any hydraulic jack completely. I bought it to use when my Toyota jack had reached it's height limit and then I could bring the bricks in, put the Supercheap one under .....get the picture? Just a backup. Useful with the caravan on uneven ground and you never know it might be a good un afterall. We'll see, but handy for most jobs. I think if you're looking at dependability, stands are the way to go. Depends on the job. Thought they were a good buy though
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 02:32

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 02:32
for that kinda money you can get trolley jacks. these are pretty good with yota as you can fit them under low parts and jack up easily.
If you are having problems with your standard yota jack and you have pretty standard wheels/tyres jack from under the axle there is room to do the complete lift but to do it easier try a block of wood under the jack. This reduces the distance between the jack and the axle making the operation easier. I usede to think the jacks were crap but after the better part of 100 tyre changes on cruisers the standard jack and i have an uneasy truce going
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 07:54

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 07:54
Trouble with trolley jacks is that their little wheels get bogged in the sand.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:05

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:05
yea they do work better at home. but I usually use a board under it anyway
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 08:07

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 08:07
they only had 1600kg trolley jacks. I got this thing for when my Tojo jack couldn't go high enough. I still need to pack it out with a bit of timber, just not as much and easier with a second jack.
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