Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by 1stVictory, May 21, 2020.
Did you have an issue with one?
I have the old Orange large jack stands that are excellent, and bought a pair of the newer large ones, and the teeth are so short on the new ones that I seriously worrry about bumping the damn things.
If in doubt Don't use them!!
Harbor Freight regular jacks are a crap shoot. Stands are utter garbage. But they have 1 that they got sued over, from Snap On that is an exact copy and actually made in the same factory. Its a big yellow 1 with a different piston design similar to other high end jacks. It can be gotten for 179 bucks on sale.
I had a 5K lb. SUV on that jack in -20 temps and up to 30F for over 2 months. I had jack stands under it. But that jack never moved a centimeter the entire time. My brother owns the Snap On version and he paid 800 bucks for it. Same jack. Snap On lost the lawsuit BTW.
But I have had cheap Chinese metal jacks, both bottle and lift blow out on me in the past and wouldn't buy a HF version of most of those. But the big yellow one? I'd buy another in a heart beat. 106 Lb beast that rolls like butter and is a low profile fast lift with Snap On quality and under 2 bills.
Do you have the yellow one you speak of? If so could you throw out a pic so I can see which one it is.
Saw a guy on Youtube lift a 15k truck with this too. Its not on sale now but when it does it runs 179 bucks.
3 Ton Low Profile Super Duty Rapid Pump® Floor Jack
Another feature is you can buy the cross bar for floor jacks that they sell for 50 bucks. Unscrew the top plate and put it on, goes across the frame underneath.
Just lifted the wifes CRV like it didn't exist and replaced her suspension and engine / trans mounts. I still use jack stands but they never had to be used for a failure.
The other nice part is it uses the C type seals and they can be replaced very easily if they ever start leaking. Use it on my tractor, trucks, mowers, you name it. I am about to use it to lift a 1,500 lb. concrete step slab to foam level it too.
Another nice feature... this thing goes up almost 2 feet! Not the average 14-19" of most floor jacks.
"Harbor Freight recalls over 1 million jack stands over concerns they could collapse"
Harbor Freight Recalls 1.7 Million Jack Stands | Heavy.com
Yeah those stands I have never been impressed with. Chinese pot metal crap. Loose, wobbly, cheap garbage.
Can you provide a link to what you are referring to here?
Steel Floor Jack Cross Beam
Sh!t! Maybe I need to stop going to Harbor Freight
I have the 2 ton. A friend had a jack, not sure what brand, fail with his leg under a car. It didn't end well. Several surgeries on his ankle.
JUst came out a couple days ago
Scary Photos of Recalled Harbor Freight Jack Stands Show Just How Dangerous They Are
yeah never got the whole Harbor Freight thing. Their stuff always seemed cheap garbage to me. A quality tool is an investment not something where price is the only consideration, especially something that holds up a vehicle while you are under it.
I've always gone by the logic that, if you have to trust your life under it, or you have to measure with it, don't bargain shop for it. Harbor Freight is a fun place to go, as long as you look on with skepticism! I also don't buy power tools there; like you said, it is just better to invest in quality that will last.
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