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Old 10 May 2009, 21:09   #11
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I have a 3 ton bottle jack. Haven't had to use it. Yet.

I would like to carry a floor jack, like Hightower, but they take up too much room in my truck.

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Old 11 May 2009, 01:23   #12
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Hi

I carry one of these

http://www.northerntooluk.com/produc...?partno=14479E
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Old 11 May 2009, 02:28   #13
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Are you sure that it's 'man' enough? I have a 10t bottle jack that we use for shifting Elliott Buildings, should I keep that in the car when towing the boat?
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Old 11 May 2009, 03:36   #14
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Are you sure that it's 'man' enough? I have a 10t bottle jack that we use for shifting Elliott Buildings, should I keep that in the car when towing the boat?
With my rig it's just about right
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Old 11 May 2009, 13:25   #15
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I'm trying to get away from anything too heavy, or with bits to go wrong as I want to leave it attched to the trailer, which I tow with 2 different vehicles. I wish I had a bit more time to design one myself , as manufacturing it is no problem, I've got all the gear for that. I like the idea of the easy lift one, and its alloy too so no weight. I thought about how you could stop the unit slipping on the road .. basically its a grip/slip problem with weight transfer being the key, and I think I can get around that easy enough, different base surfaces would defeat it though, ie definately not sand or a grass verge, but if your tyres humped anyway, you should be able to tow to a suitable surface
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i just use an old scissor jack from a small car its only about 10 inches in length and one advantage over a hydrolic bottle jack is it will work in any posistion if needed ,,.
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i just use an old scissor jack from a small car its only about 10 inches in length and one advantage over a hydrolic bottle jack is it will work in any posistion if needed ,,.

And it may/should fit inside the trailer's spare wheel.
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