Cheap Trolley Jacks
Copes with my 90 and my frontera – both heavy yolksPosted 4 years agob rMember
you ought to focus on quality, not price…
And +1 axle stands (I normally also put the wheel under the sill to give further protection, if I’m taking it off).
My pal recently escaped serious injury, when the car he was working on fell off the jack – only got 20 stitches in his face and a broken cheekbone…Posted 4 years ago
It’ll be used on a vw polo/skoda fabia/mazda3. Deffo using axle stands, the deal includes them.Posted 4 years ago
First job is to replace a broken rear suspension spring on the polo, so as long as the jack goes low enough when I’m dropping the arm down so the spring drops out then alls good.somafunkSubscriber
It’s not the greatest but it works perfectly fine on a level surface with additional axle stands, I’ve re-shelled cars using them and i have 3 cheapie halfords jacks such as the one you listed in my shed at the moment – been using them for 15+years as the design hasn’t changed, I’m mechanic to trade fwiw.
Like everything else, it’s how you use it and as long you are aware of it’s capabilities and limitations it’ll do you fine for home mechanics.
Stripped this to a bare shell using cheapie halfords jacks,
£4000 and a helluva welding along wi all new parts it turned into this.Posted 4 years agomark90Member
I have the Halfords 2T trolley jack and it has coped with numerous Land Rovers over the last 10 years or so, and even changing a wheel on a 3.5T Iveco. As far as I can tell from looking at them it comes out of the same factory as the similar Clarke ones. The main advantage of some of the more expensive jacks is the wider footprint which helps stability, especially if the grond isn’t entirely flat/smooth.Posted 4 years agonickjbMemberJasonMember
The Halfords one looks very similar to my one, which came from Woolworths of all places.
Works well, I have used it on a variety of mainly small cars (MR2, Westfield, Octavia, Mk4 Golf) and it has worked fine. Drops down fairly low and has got under all the cars I have owned, and lifts easily. If I was doing proper garage work I would get something more substantial, but this is fine for occasional use.Posted 4 years ago
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