Which trolley jack?

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caduceus

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5,746 posts

197 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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I need a new trolley jack as the one I have is getting more temperamental and isn't exactly low. So jacking up the Chimaera is a real PITA.
Can anyone recommend a low slung long reach trolley jack that can lift up the back or front of a Chim without too much jiggery pokery?

Thanks
Cad

magpies

3,667 posts

113 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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you also need to ensure it lowers at a controlled rate too - too many modern jacks just drop when trying to lower

caduceus

Original Poster:

5,746 posts

197 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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magpies said:
you also need to ensure it lowers at a controlled rate too - too many modern jacks just drop when trying to lower
How am I going to do that? Short of taking the jack outside and lifting my old Golf up outside the store... frown
That is what my current jack is doing. Turn slowly, nothing, nothing then 'she's going down Jaffo!' hehe

Pursyluv

1,630 posts

105 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Had my Sealey low entry jack for 8 years, still works well, up to 2 Tonnes, less than £40

Andy_mr2sc

1,028 posts

107 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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I bought one of these recently for £102 delivered. Superb jack. Low slung, quick lift and lots of descent control. It's one of the lowest I could find that still has a decent lift height and it even gets under my lowered VXR220.

https://www.workshopping.co.uk/product/trolley-jac...




Edited as I found the original link to it this morning....

Edited by Andy_mr2sc on Sunday 24th December 09:27

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magpies

3,667 posts

113 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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caduceus said:
magpies said:
you also need to ensure it lowers at a controlled rate too - too many modern jacks just drop when trying to lower
How am I going to do that? Short of taking the jack outside and lifting my old Golf up outside the store... frown
That is what my current jack is doing. Turn slowly, nothing, nothing then 'she's going down Jaffo!' hehe
Just ask to do that

keith24

87 posts

117 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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I suggest giving these guys a look https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/t...

I've found them good in the past

Badgerchim

45 posts

66 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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+1. I purchased one of their low profile jacks for a 2 inch body lift. Not lightweight, but a great bit of kit. Very stable with a decent pad diameter. Far superior to my Halfords jack. Very glad I got one.

Belle427

2,931 posts

164 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/t...

Bought this recently, very sturdy piece of kit.

colin mee

703 posts

51 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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I too have had a sgs for a number of years.great company to deal with.colin

bomb

2,923 posts

215 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/t...

Low profile is what you NEED for a Chimaera. I have one of these and its excellent - Now on offer at £99 in New Year sale.

Dover Nige

1,308 posts

174 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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bomb said:
https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/t...

Low profile is what you NEED for a Chimaera. I have one of these and its excellent - Now on offer at £99 in New Year sale.
Seconded. SGS are a good bunch.

caduceus

Original Poster:

5,746 posts

197 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Thanks for th replies chaps. The SGS looks good. I like the way they give a technical diagram of the measurements.

Am I right in thinking this Clarke is lower at minimum and higher at full extension?

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj1500qulp...

RogerDodger

261 posts

25 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I have one of the alloy low access jack's. Superb. Even gets under my westfield cars which make tvrs seem high. The alloy aspect is worth every penny. Infinitely lighter. Great for lugging to track days. The weight saving on alloy jack's is incomparable. I took a steel trolley jack back as I struggled to lift it into the boot of my car.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-Lightweight-Profile-...

phazed

16,639 posts

135 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I have had one of these in my garage for about four years. Immensely strong, very low and has had loads of use with not the slightest bit of wear.

https://www.ccw-tools.com/Sealey-3250LE---Trolley-...