Posted: 7/12/2010 3:21:43 PM EDT
I have a 2 ton steel floor jack (made in the USA) BUT the sucker weighs too much (probably around 80-90 lbs) for me to like loading and unloading in the truck bed.
Looking around for a "racing" aluminum jack, I ran across the Bend-Pak Ranger RFJ-3000 which is a 3000 pound floor jack. It weighs about 39 pounds.
I will use it mostly to lift the 2500HD (5500 lb curb weight) to put in the jack stands and rotate the front tire to rear & rear tire to front.
But before spending $200 - I want to see if anyone has any experience with it.
Yes I know I can get a Harbor Freight aluminum racing floor jack at $60 but I don't trust those and they have bad reviews anymore.
If you get it I'd be interested in a review.
I have one of the HF aluminum jacks for home use under my car but want something "better" to equip my truck with when I take it way out.
HF has at least three grades of aluminum jacks. If you use it within its rating, it is just fine. Always use a jack stand if you are under the car.
I use the middle of the line HF aluminum jack and have for many years. It lifts my Ram 1500, although I think it is slightly underrated for it. This jack does not leak.
Their price leader $60 jack isn't good for anything but lightweight ricers.
What is the price on the bendpac? Post a photo.
Here is a review. I see it is only a 3000lb jack. Meh.