Rating of the best jacks
A jack is a mandatory and useful thing for any car, regardless of its brand. With the help of such a tool, you can carry out repair work, as well as easily replace the wheel on the road. With it, any machine rises to a certain height for the necessary manipulations. The design is often simple, so at the moment there are many manufacturers who offer jacks of good quality and functionality.
The best rolling jacks
KRAFT KT 820002
KRAFT KT 820002 jack
High quality rolling hydraulic jack, designed to lift 2.5 tons. The special value of this model lies in the German-Chinese origin — the products got access to the Russian market, and domestic consumers won in price. Relative to competitors, KRAFT KT 820002 has two very important qualities. One was mentioned above — this is a low cost. The second, more generalized, but no less significant, is operational parameters.
The jack provides lifting of an object to a height of up to 385 millimeters with a pickup at the level of 135 millimeters. It is convenient to use it for passenger cars and SUVs with a maximum permitted weight of up to 2.5 tons. In terms of ergonomics, everything is also in order — rolling jacks are traditionally more convenient to use than other models. At the same time, the assembly of the device is made at the highest level, which affects not only the reliability of the lift, but also its service life, which deprives the model of any shortcomings.
A rolling jack made in China, which has gained popularity for an acceptable service life. The weight of the structure is almost ten kilograms, and the carrying capacity of the model is limited to 2 tons. Mediocrity (relative to the leader) begins exactly when it concerns technical characteristics. With a standard pickup at a height of 135 millimeters, the peak lifting height of the jack is 355 millimeters. This is not so small, but slightly worse than the top model.
The cost benefit is negligible, but overall performance and usability leave a lot to be desired. But, as mentioned earlier, the main criterion for MATRIX 51020 is durability. The absence of a case does not allow you to comfortably put it in the trunk of a car, but it will not be superfluous in the garage, because it is much more convenient to work with it than with a standard (screw) lift.
WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885 low profile undercarriage lift (85mm – 455mm) is designed for repairing cars and small trucks weighing up to 3t. A long comfortable handle with a rubber pad allows you to lift the machine to the required height with the least effort. Thanks to the wide steel wheels provided in this model, the tool is easy to move and roll directly under the body, despite its rather decent weight — 34 kg.
Hydraulic jack WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885 is equipped with security systems that provide protection against overload and sudden fall of the car. If you need to purchase such a tool for a tire shop or car service, the WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885 rolling lift will be the best choice.
The best bottle jacks
The hydraulic piston lifts the vehicle to a height of up to 415 millimeters + the height of the retractable screw included in the kit. The maximum perceived weight is 6 tons — this characteristic provides an optimal margin of safety when lifting not only a car, but also a loaded minibus.
However, such a jack has one very unpleasant feature: the minimum pickup height is 215 millimeters. For passenger cars with a clearance less than this value, it will be more problematic to lift the board, but for most SUVs and minibuses it is perfect. In addition, the most affordable price among bottle jacks and excellent performance have become an objective reason for taking the leading position in the ranking. When used as a regular car lift and vertical storage (increases the service life of cuffs), ZUBR «EXPERT» will keep working for many years.
The AIRLINE AJ-TB-04 hydraulic bottle lift has an optimal load capacity (4 tons) for a passenger car and commercial vans. The pick-up height is 22.9 cm, and the maximum lift, due to the presence of a double telescopic rod design, can be performed to a height of up to 53.5 cm.
For greater ease of use, this model has a number of additional «chips», such as anti-slip knurling on the seat, overload valve and retractable extension screw. Also included is a carrying and storage bag. Bottle jack AIRLINE AJ-TB-04 can work even in the most severe frosts, down to -40 °C. The only thing to consider when choosing AIRLINE AJ-TB-04 is the need for its vertical position during storage and transportation in a car.
STAYER RED FORCE 43160-12_z01
STAYER RED FORCE 43160-12_z01
STAYER RED FORCE is a bottle jack with a hydraulic cylinder capable of lifting a load of up to 12 tons, while being compact in size and light in weight. This model will become the best assistant to the master in car maintenance and repair, and an indispensable tool in the field of installation and construction work. The body is made of durable metal, which provides the jack with a long service life and reliability.
In order to pick up the load with the STAYER RED FORCE lift, it is enough to have a distance of 230 mm between it and the support. At the same time, lifting is possible up to a mark of 465 mm. The package includes a two-piece piston inflation handle that is comfortable in length. The low price and high performance of the hydraulic mechanism make this model one of the most competitive on the market.
The best screw jacks
A full-fledged «Chinese» with all the ensuing consequences. Surprisingly one of the most successful models of the series, which is also not without flaws, but to a much lesser extent. However, they all relate more to ergonomics than technical issues. When a load is applied, the helical (rhombic) jack can lead to the side, so installation should be done carefully. The handle, which is more reminiscent of a cardan, is also not impressive, rather than an intelligible mechanism for lifting the base of the jack.
As for the technical characteristics, the lifting height is limited to 390 millimeters, to which, nevertheless, the jack should not be brought up. The pickup height is 100 millimeters, so AUTOPROFI DV-15R is guaranteed to fit for standard passenger cars (the minimum clearance of which is 140-150 millimeters). An adequate option for a small amount for most cars, the mass of which does not exceed 1.5 tons.
Rhombic jack from a domestic manufacturer, the quality of which is disputed by a huge number of consumers. Questions are caused, first of all, by the main screw, the thread of which (on individual models) is eaten literally in two or three uses. Obviously, this is due to the deployment of the production line, which is located in China. But in serviceable jacks, almost everything is good — the real load capacity is fully consistent with the declared one, the mechanism does not take away when the load is applied, and even such a sore point as the handle is quite tolerable.
Some inconvenience is caused only by rubber pads, which break after a short period of operation. And if it were not for a kind of lottery with the quality of the screw, then the Airline AJ-R-02 could be attributed to the priority models, both in terms of cost and performance. In general, this rhombic jack is perfect for the role of a regular lift for passenger cars weighing no more than 2 tons.
KRAFT KT 850000
KRAFT KT 850000
The best choice for the repair and maintenance of cars weighing up to 2 tons will be a compact rhombic-type electric jack KRAFT KT 850000. This device can receive the voltage of 12V necessary for operation both from a car battery directly and from a standard on-board socket (or cigarette lighter). Just in case, the set includes a handle for mechanical control of the lift.
A high level of comfortable operation of this model is provided by a control panel with a built-in flashlight. A distinctive feature of the screw jack is a rotating platform, which provides the device with better stability. The advantages also include the possibility of functioning at temperatures up to -45 ° C. The set is delivered in a plastic case, in which it is convenient to transport and store the lift.Метки: best, expert, jacks, rating