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    YOU don't know JACK!!! Or, do you?

    Hey guys. I'd like to buy a decent floor jack for use around the garage. I'd need to lift my F150 (possibly an F250 in the future) for VERY occasional repairs ('cuz Ford's don't break down much ) as well as a JD 2025R "Classic."

    Basically, I'm just looking for some decent brand names I can look to...I don't want HF, but don't necessarily need high-end pro shop quality, either. Just a good quality floor jack that would last me a good 25 or 30 years...something that has serviceable parts if I would need seals or something.

    I have an old Craftsman I bought back in college to do work on my old Nissan - that was about 22 years ago. I suppose I can finally afford something a bit bigger and more convenient than that little 2 ton jack...

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    I have a 4-ton craftsman chassis jack that I have had 33 years. Finally last year the piston seal went bad and I could not find the seal kit for it anymore. Lazzars floor jack in California were very helpful in finding a seal kit that would work for it and so far it had worked out very well. I really wanted to fix it as it was a gift from my wife from when we were in high school.

    In the dark days when I thought it was a goner I was going to get a Hein Werner. If I remember right there was a huge price difference between 4 ton and 5 ton. They are American-made and I like the chassis Jack because it is stable and can reach a long way under a truck. I am sure the lesser jacks are fine but I figured I was going to be using one for a few more years and did not want to spend money on a jack again.
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    Hein-Werner...sounds familiar for some reason; I'm sure I've stumbled across the name over the years. I'll definitely search them.

    I was googling around; will need to search out that name. Found Norco Industries, too. And Jegs. Both seem to be American made....

    My little craftsmen leaks, too. It lifts, but you gotta get a stand underneath whatever you're lifting almost right away as it creeps down in a few seconds.

    workshops/garages sure are one of those places where you can spend LOTS of money!

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    I have a Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage Jack that I've had for 5 years. It has a lift range of 4 inches to 18-1/4 inches. I've been very happy with it. I use it for everything... cars, trailer, tractor, etc. It was $149 on Amazon.

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    I started a similar thread a while back and got some good input.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...loor-jack.html

    I still haven't broken down and bought a new floor jack yet though. For some reason I just can't make up my mind on this.
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    I have a old 2 1/2 ton Harbor Freight Floor Jack I have been using for the last 15 plus years. Used it to lift my tractor and remove the rear loaded tires. After seeing this post I bought me a 12 ton Bottle Jack that goes up to 18 1/2 inches. Over kill makes using the jack with less effort on the handle. I have several jacks I can use down to 1 1/2 ton. Most are cheap but work for me with out a problem. Figured new tractor new jack why not? I like a bottle jack more then a floor jack for lifting heavy things. The Bottle Jack does not roll with the load as it goes up.
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    I was at the auction when Farmall closed in 84 and bought a 5 ton Walker floor jack. It's about 6 feet long with about a four foot handle. We used it in tractor repair at Farmall mostly to take rear tires off to work behind them. When I got my 1020 from my grandma I dug it out of the back of the garage. It has been a life saver. I dug it out a couple years ago when I got new tires for the 1020. On my 1025 I just use the three ton steel jack from Harbor Freight can't beat it for the 69$ price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    I was at the auction when Farmall closed in 84 and bought a 5 ton Walker floor jack. It's about 6 feet long with about a four foot handle. We used it in tractor repair at Farmall mostly to take rear tires off to work behind them. When I got my 1020 from my grandma I dug it out of the back of the garage. It has been a life saver. I dug it out a couple years ago when I got new tires for the 1020. On my 1025 I just use the three ton steel jack from Harbor Freight can't beat it for the 69$ price.
    Forgot about Walker. My dad has one just like that. I’dont know the age but it is probably similar. Works great still today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM45 View Post
    Hey guys. I'd like to buy a decent floor jack for use around the garage. I'd need to lift my F150 (possibly an F250 in the future) for VERY occasional repairs ('cuz Ford's don't break down much ) as well as a JD 2025R "Classic."

    Basically, I'm just looking for some decent brand names I can look to...I don't want HF, but don't necessarily need high-end pro shop quality, either. Just a good quality floor jack that would last me a good 25 or 30 years...something that has serviceable parts if I would need seals or something.

    I have an old Craftsman I bought back in college to do work on my old Nissan - that was about 22 years ago. I suppose I can finally afford something a bit bigger and more convenient than that little 2 ton jack...

    Fix Or Repair Daily Sorry Couldn't resist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant View Post
    Fix Or Repair Daily Sorry Couldn't resist
    And finally, someone takes the cue and puts down some "smack talk".
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