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One of the most important items of lifting equipment in most automotive workshops has to be the hydraulic jack. Commonly offered in two forms - the bottle jack and the trolley jack. For lifting vehicles you'll need to look at trolley jacks, while bottle jacks are ideal for all manner of general workshop use.
No matter what kind of jack you need, the key thing to remember is that they're only designed to lift, not to hold an object up. For example, a vehicle can be lifted using a jack, but must be supported on axle stands or ramps if you're going to work underneath it. Never work under a vehicle which is only supported by a jack.
The first thing to be aware of when selecting a jack is to chose a suitably rated one.
Machine Mart offers one of the widest ranges of trolley jacks on the market and all are designed to perform one task and do it well Lifting a vehicle. No matter whether youre working on a race car, a family saloon, a van or a four-wheel-drive vehicle Machine Mart can probably offer a suitable jack.
For more intensive users, something from the pro range of models should fit the bill, some of which have the advantage of a quick lift function. This feature enables the jack saddle point to rapidly come into contact with the jacking point on the vehicle to help you lift the vehicle more quickly.
In addition to the regular range of jacks, Machine Mart also offers professional specification jacks which offer both extra high lifting capacity (ideal for 4x4s) and long chassis models designed to suit extra wide or bulky vehicles (eg Luton vans).
Various models are offered in capacities ranging from 250kg to 500kg
When lifting any kind of engine, gearbox, transfer box or differential, it is vital that the load is balanced on the jack - preferably with chains or suitable webbing - and that you have an assistant handy just in case the weight needs additional support.
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SAFETY NOTE FOR ALL JACKS
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