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post #1 of 6 Old 10-30-2015, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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I'm curious what lift equipment everyone uses for "heavy" work on their Jeep. My floor jack is starting to fail and I'm shopping for a floor jack and maybe a cherry picker. I've seen both used for changing motor mounts, transmissions, transfer cases etc. Bang for the buck what do you use most often and what brand do you prefer? I was looking at this and seems pretty versatile:

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-30-2015, 08:52 AM
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I would look to see if it is capable of attaining the height to get you vehicle high enough to get jackstands under it and be comfortable.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-30-2015, 09:00 AM
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As texasdave points out, make sure the jack you're looking into will handle the vehicles you're working on.

My father-in-law bought me one of these a year or so ago. I love it. It's low enough to slip under cars and reaches tall enough to pick up my lifted J-10 by the frame and hang both the front and rear tire. It'll lift a quarter inch shy of 2'.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-30-2015, 10:15 AM
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I've got a harbor freight big floor jack too. I thought it would be a POS that would crap out after a couple of years. It's about 10 years old and still works great.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-30-2015, 10:41 AM
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Harbor Freight 2 ton aluminum and 3 ton Sears floor jacks. I also have/use a couple pairs of 3 ton and 12 ton jack stands depending on the height that I need to set it at.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-01-2015, 04:48 PM
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3.5 Ton HF low profile Jack I love it 3.5 inch rest hight 29 inch fully pumped up.

sent by my Arse because my hands are full.
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