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Old 11 June 2018, 09:10 PM
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Any recommendations?

Not an aluminum 'racing' one though

Was thinking something like this one

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Old 11 June 2018, 09:22 PM
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Have a look at SGS Engineering



https://www.sgs-engineering.com/gara.../trolley-jacks


Check reviews online some have had issues some have been fine
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Those sgs jacks look like a bargain. Might be time to replace my elderly jack...
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Sgs heavy but good; happy with mine
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Originally Posted by hedgecutter View Post
Sgs heavy but good; happy with mine
Weight is a concern as I have to carry stuff from shed to car (and I'm a weakling )

Some of the ones I've seen are over 40Kg's
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Originally Posted by bonesetter View Post
Weight is a concern as I have to carry stuff from shed to car (and I'm a weakling )

Some of the ones I've seen are over 40Kg's
In that case you shouldn't rule out aluminium ones - they'll be about 40% lighter.

Arcan 2-tonne Aluminium low entry jacks are usually in Costco for ~100. They weight 25kgs.
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Originally Posted by TECHNOPUG View Post
In that case you shouldn't rule out aluminium ones - they'll be about 40% lighter.

Arcan 2-tonne Aluminium low entry jacks are usually in Costco for ~100. They weight 25kgs.
I have a similar alu one

The RAM went after a few uses. The seller sent me another RAM which worked for a little while and then intermittently worked.

Has just packed up totally which is why I'm the look out and reluctant to go that same route
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Originally Posted by bonesetter View Post
I have a similar alu one

The RAM went after a few uses. The seller sent me another RAM which worked for a little while and then intermittently worked.

Has just packed up totally which is why I'm the look out and reluctant to go that same route
Maybe look for a different brand or reseller? I've had mine 5+ years without issue.

If you are lifting one in and out of a car (basically a portable one) then you'd be made not to get an aluminium one.

The RAM has nothing to do with the material used in construction - it could just as easily fail in an all steel jack.
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I've got the Arcan one from Costco that was mentioned above, had it about a year and no issues so far. I'ts still pretty heavy even though it's an aluminum one, not sure i'd want one that was any heavier.
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I just wanted a cheap and cheerful for occasional use. Opted for a Silverline compact version, lifts the car at ease (2ton rated) get under the trim without hassle, however the car is not all that low


25 delivered - cant go wrong... oh yeah, it probably only weighs around 20 kg.
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