Air jacks anyone???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:20
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G'day all,
been looking for a supplier of air jacks in Sydney, has anyone had any involvment in using them, pro's cons that sort of thing, looking for a better way of lifting the truck than the current bottle jack.
Air bags won't do it either, not strong enough nor enough flat space to place it underneath.Had a look on e-bay but not sure of the quality, don't mind paying for good gear but hate having cheap stuff let you down.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:24

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:24
Have a look at the Air Up system. They sell a air jack which is part of their system, but the jack is around $800-. AFAIK it is a great jack, but it'd bloody well wannabee for that price!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:57
Just got off the phone in regard to the Air-up jack, seems they can be very unstable while in use due to their design, shold pack to raise only as far as required, plus I don't think only 2,000 Kg's will be sufficewnt, might do a regular 4wd but don't think it will cut it on the Hino.
Will keep looking, got a line on a tool shop down near Parramatta so will call em & see what they have to say.

Thanks Roachie.
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Reply By: Mbr - Taz & Milka-Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:30

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:30
Hi Rod,

I was looking for the same thing but had no luck. All the airjacks available were way to big and heavy to fit in a 4by even with a trailer. Judging by your pic space may not be such an issue for you.

I am continuing to search but in the interim I went to ebay and bought the ultimate lazymans tool..... an electric jack (12V). Its apparently rated to lift 2 ton ( hmmm )... I will make no judgements until I have seen it in action.

When I get home I have wheel rotations to do on 2 vehicles so will see how it handles that before I attempt to get it to perform whilst buried in a puddle of mud.

If you find anything that has similar dimensions to a bottlejack please let me know as I am still keen to run with the air option for jacking.

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:50

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 15:50
I think this is the same one Roachie was talking about, Air Up

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Reply By: mark I - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 18:15

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 18:15

Try " Blackwoods " they have what you want . Not sure of price . You can look them up on the their website.

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Reply By: Middle Jeff - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:09

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:09
Hi Rod

I have used air jacks to lift 20+ ton but they are only good for 4 or 5 inches, so you would need to have a stand made up, also these things have a dodgy history and their is no way I would get under it even to change a wheel.

A mech bottle jack may be slow but can not go wrong, check out what truckies use.

Have fun

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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 23:43

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 23:43
I have one and I have used it about 5 times and I think they are great. I am a lazy man and the airbag jack is for a lazy man :) I got mine from ARB
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