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Old 07-12-17, 11:31
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Paddock Jacks?

My trusty steel Eversure trolley jack keeps on leaking oil, so time to replace it after about 40+ years of loyal service.

I take this jack to the venues, and on a sunday evening it sure feels heavy carrying it back to the tow car...

So, I need a light jack, alum presumably, that will lift 1.25 tons max
Most/all specifications do not tell you the weight of the jack, just what it will lift.

Anyone with experience / advice on a light-to-carry trolley jack please?
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Old 07-12-17, 11:49
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All I can say is buy good as I've had 2 cheap lightweight ally ones and both have packed up within a couple of years.

Trusty 30yrd old metal trolley jack is still going strong !
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Old 07-12-17, 12:04
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My trusty steel Eversure trolley jack keeps on leaking oil, so time to replace it after about 40+ years of loyal service.

I take this jack to the venues, and on a sunday evening it sure feels heavy carrying it back to the tow car...

So, I need a light jack, alum presumably, that will lift 1.25 tons max
Most/all specifications do not tell you the weight of the jack, just what it will lift.

Anyone with experience / advice on a light-to-carry trolley jack please?
Cant it be resealed to stop the leaks?
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Old 07-12-17, 12:27
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Yes, with Jacks, buy quality once.

The leak is from the 'handle plunger', it will be a simple O ring but suspect the shaft/piston is scored.
However, the nut securing the assembly certainly is secure, just cannot undo it!
Thus in serviceable.

The Halford steel ones have a very high collapsed height, reflecting the MPV type cars common today.
The alloy ones weigh as much as the steel ones and are huge in comparison to making the carry back even tougher.
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Old 07-12-17, 14:30
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How about the "Machine Mart" ones?
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Old 07-12-17, 15:22
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There is one on there which has good reveiws, ?10
Xmas is coming!
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Old 07-12-17, 15:29
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Costco had nice alu. jobs, but more "garage" than "paddock".
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Old 07-12-17, 15:43
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I have the Clarke CTJ1250AB, can't fault it.
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Old 07-12-17, 15:44
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That's the problem, most do not consider the self weight aspect.
It feels a long way to the far end of the Shelsley trailer park!
I think 11Kg is the lightest, the same weight as my steel one for a lift of 1.25 tonne, stands to reason really
I'll have a go at that flange nut first, nothing to loose.
Feel oddly attached to my old jack.....
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Old 07-12-17, 15:57
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Just replaced my very old steel jack with an aluminium one. Looked at loads and decided on a Draper 1.8 tonne, 85-470 mm lift with a weight of 19kg.
It?s a nice thing and does a great job.
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