15 best jacks

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

How to choose a good jack

Very often the choice of car jack by users occurs by type preference, bypassing the design nuances, and also, in a series of cases, even the load capacity parameters. Is worth note that this approach does not guarantee that the chosen your model can last a long time and become a reliable element in personal toolkit. In this regard, the magazine “” recommends pay attention to the following criteria:

  1. Carrying capacity. The first and foremost aspect of choice is to which should be treated with great care. When choosing jack estimate the actual weight of your transport funds (including additional items in the trunk, car interior and etc.) and in the future, build on the resulting figure. Generally case for cars screw jacks fit rated for weight from 1.5 to 3 tons. Ideal for SUVs rolling (at the service station) or bottle jacks are suitable with a loading capacity of 3-8 tons. Everything that has indicators above these numbers – options for trucks.
  2. Pickup Height. This parameter is one of the most underestimated, and, in fact, the most important after actually lifting mass. It is determined by the clearance of the car, which need to be taken as a standard. In this regard, the least problems owners of SUVs and trucks will experience ground clearance cars which allow you to easily place under the bottom (on Langeron) rolling, bottle, rack and other jacks types (with a pickup height of more than 150 millimeters). However, if passenger car, and clearance does not exceed 150 millimeters, then here only screw and rolling models.
  3. Lifting height A characteristic showing to what heights from the fulcrum the jack is able to lift the planned load. The range of variation here is from 300 to 500 millimeters, and this height is often enough to replace a wheel or piece other repairs. If necessary, get more significant lifting heights should be considered the acquisition of rack and pinion jacks. These models are able to raise cars to 1000 millimeters above the ground and are used mainly when traveling on the road.

Which jack is better than a screw, bottle or rolling jack

Type of Jack

Benefits

disadvantages

Screw

+ Light weight construction

+ Lowest price in the segment

+ The ability to pick up cars with small clearance (from 95-100 mm)

+ High rigidity of the rhombic frame

– Low stability due to narrow support heels

– Ability to break the screw at the top point lifting

– Low payload

– Uneven distribution of efforts on handle

Bottle

+ Good load capacity

+ Ease of manipulation (effort is transmitted through pump lever)

+ High degree of stability due to wide heel

+ Average cost

– The need for periodic technical maintenance (decontamination, inspection of seals and valve opening)

– The inability to pick up cars with low ground clearance

– Seal failure over time and, as consequence, oil leak with the need for its periodic topping up

Tackle

+ A huge variety of drive mechanisms (pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, etc.)

+ High degree of stability

+ Low profile and low entry level pickup

+ High rigidity

+ Uniform force transmission

– The highest cost in the segment

– Large weight and dimensions of the structure

– The need to place only on level surfaces (due to the possibility of skewing)

Rating of the best car jacks

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best rolling jacks 1 WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885 12 052 rub.
2 Matrix 51040 5 024 rub.
3 KRAFT CT 820003 3 230 rub.
4 SKYWAY S01802005 2 519 rub.
Best bottle jacks 1 Kraftool 43463-6 2 713 rub.
2 AIRLINE AJ-TB-12 3 899 rub.
3 AUTOPROFI DG-08 1 476 rub.
4 Bison 43060-12 1 649 rub.
The best rack jacks 1 SKYWAY S01803005 5 409 rub.
2 MATRIX 505155 3 549 rub.
The best screw jacks 1 AUTOPROFI DV-15R 960 rub
2 KRAFT CT 800025 830 rub
3 Airline AJ-R-02 969 rub
4 BELAVTOKOMPLEKT BAK.00058 749 RUB
Best inflatable jack 1 AIR JACK 3 tons 6 310 rub.

The best rolling jacks

WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885

Rating: 4.9

WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885

German-made low profile jack designed for use at service stations and vehicle inspection points. Has two working cylinders, which increases the reliability of the moving part and allows you not to fear for a possible breakdown. Possesses with a loading capacity of 3 tons, slightly increasing variety served cars.

Having dimensions of 640 × 342 × 174 mm, WIEDERKRAFT WDK-81885 provides lifting of the serviced car (or other bulky cargo) to a height of up to 455 millimeters, which is good result, especially for low profile jacks. The only weakness identified by consumers was the parameter masses: moving 34 kilograms of metal in space is quite difficult occupation. In other aspects, this model is beyond praise, justifying the price tag magnificent operability.

Advantages

  • optimal level of value;
  • low profile for organizing car pickups with a small clearance;
  • two hydraulic cylinders in the working part;
  • high quality component parts.

disadvantages

  • large weight of the product (34 kilograms).

Matrix 51040

Rating: 4.8

Matrix 51040

Standard profile rolling jack (with pick-up height, equal to 150 millimeters) got into the rating due to the high popularity at service points. Having one working hydraulic cylinder, this model is in no way inferior in quality powerful two-cylinder competitors, providing reliable pickup vehicle weighing up to 3 tons. Height of its rise reaches 530 millimeters, which allows you to easily climb into the zone carrying out repair work.

Another important advantage of the Matrix 51040 is Net weight equal to 21 kilograms. It is convenient to move in space and quickly install on the rise, which is very important for work in points of maintenance. In view of the low The cost of this unit is a priority in current market segment conditions.

Advantages

  • favorable combination of price and quality;
  • carrying capacity (up to 3 tons);
  • the ability to lift the vehicle to a height of 530 millimeters (with pickup at a height of 150 millimeters);
  • high demand for a complete set of technical stations service.

disadvantages

  • dead weight (21 kilograms).

KRAFT CT 820003

Rating: 4.7

KRAFT CT 820003

Despite the outward-looking flaccidity and compactness of the KRAFT KT 820003 is a very tough jack designed to lift cargo weighing up to 2.5 tons. His main feature is a competent balance, set between cost and performance. In thanks in large part to this, he managed to secure his popularity in the realities of garage repairs and small service stations focused on situational car maintenance.

Being a representative of models with an average profile construction, it provides pickup at the level of 135 millimeters, and It is able to lift cars with low clearance. True, this plus is offset by one very annoying nuance: the maximum lifting height barely reaches the level of 385 millimeters. The final advantage of the KRAFT KT 820003 is its low dead weight: only 12 kilograms than direct can not boast competitors. Subject to the bearing capacity to its own the mass of this jack is the best of its kind.

Advantages

  • optimum ratio of own weight to loading capacity (12 kilograms to 2.5 tons);
  • low cost;
  • high quality workmanship.

disadvantages

  • maximum lifting height does not exceed 385 millimeters.

SKYWAY S01802005

Rating: 4.6

SKYWAY S01802005

Ensured getting into the list of the best and compact SKYWAY jack S01802005, which has found application in consumers engaged in frequent car repair in a garage. His the carrying capacity is limited to 2.3 tons, which, in in terms of its own weight (8.7 kilograms) is great result. Pickup height is similar here a competitor represented by KRAFT KT 820003, and is 135 millimeters, which indicates that the jack belongs to the standard models profile.

As for the maximum lift height, here it is equal to 340 millimeters, being the smallest indicator among the given in the ranking of options. This nuance somewhat fetters actions masters for repair and maintenance of the bottom of the car, but in On the whole, there is no unsolvable problem. As a result, we have worthy representative of the category of rolling jacks from the very low price and acceptable performance.

Advantages

  • optimal load rating (up to 2.3 tons);
  • low dead weight (8.7 kilograms);
  • the lowest price in the segment;
  • interception is carried out at the level of 135 millimeters.

disadvantages

  • the smallest lifting height (340 millimeters).

Best bottle jacks

Kraftool 43463-6

Rating: 4.9

Kraftool 43463-6

A six-ton ​​bottle jack, a bestseller among the audience of owners of SUVs and small trucks cars. It is a very hardy tool made by from a quality selection of materials – from the body to the hydraulic cylinder and piston part. Provides interception of vehicles on level of 170 millimeters, which is acceptable even for a number of passenger cars. Peak lift is limited to 420 millimeters sufficient for hanging the wheel and holding underbody work.

Despite such impressive operating parameters the weight of Kraftool 43463-6 does not differ sky-high – the device in working condition weighs no more than 5 kilograms. Yes and in in terms of price, we will be honest, this model seems to be available in the market, leaving out of business the closest analogues.

Advantages

  • optimal balance of own weight and carrying capacity;
  • good rise horizon (up to 420 millimeters);
  • providing pickup cars at the level of 170 mm;
  • high quality component parts.

disadvantages

  • not found.

AIRLINE AJ-TB-12

Rating: 4.8

AIRLINE AJ-TB-12

A more durable analogue of the AUTOPROFI DG-08 jack surpasses it in almost all relevant comparison parameters, for which achieves the coveted second place in the ranking of the best. His load capacity is almost 12 tons, which allows pull not only small trucks and SUVs, but also to hang loaded bodies. Peak lift height is 500 millimeters, however, the entire stroke of the cylinder is limited to 270 millimeters. In other words, the pickup point of AIRLINE AJ-TB-12 located at 230 millimeters, which automatically cuts off Hassle-free use of the jack with some cars.

Another important feature of the model was that when such high load capacities its own mass is only 9.5 kilograms. On the one hand, it’s very good, as this jack is more adapted to comfortable use and transportation. But on the other, the same nuance may be critical in the case of lifting the maximum calculated load – minor mechanical damage may result in inevitable failure of the piston and collapse of the AIRLINE AJ-TB-12 profile.

Advantages

  • optimal elevation (500 millimeters);
  • the ability to absorb up to 12 tons of load;
  • good ergonomics (mainly due to low weight);
  • low price.

disadvantages

  • light weight can cause breakage of the jack in case of long-term maximum load.

AUTOPROFI DG-08

Rating: 4.7

AUTOPROFI DG-08

Chinese-made bottle jack providing the possibility of lifting goods weighing up to 8 tons. Thanks to this performance characteristic is most often used as complete repair element for trucks, but due to low The cost is often purchased for use on passenger cars. Its main feature is the presence of a bypass valve, which allows the piston to absorb short-term loads, exceeding nominal up to 25 percent. In other words, AUTOPROFI DG-08 mechanism can withstand up to 10 tons of load, but too private to abuse this feature is still not recommended.

The lifting height of this jack is limited to 405 millimeters, and interception is carried out at 200 millimeters. With so impressive operational characteristics the dead weight of the model is only 13 kilograms, which, in fact, is not so much.

Advantages

  • attractive price;
  • optimal pickup height;
  • the ability to supply short-term additional load (up to 10 tons);
  • not the biggest mass (13 kilograms).

disadvantages

  • low level of rise (up to 405 millimeters).

Bison 43060-12

Rating: 4.6

Bison 43060-12

Hardy jack of domestic production, the main thing whose dignity is expressed in maximum load capacity and non-trivial approach to use. Ability to lift on not every model is given a piston up to 12 tons, however, for output cargo at the peak lifting point (465 mm) is required here make truly titanic efforts. Liquid pumping at such the load is extremely slow, which requires a large number of lever movements. Clearly alludes to borders applicability and pick-up height of 230 millimeters – cars with low clearance are automatically removed from the list served.

“Bison” 43060-12 has a special lever extension, also complaining about using the jack exclusively for heavy works. In this case, the flip side of the lever, made flattened, used to relieve fluid pressure by loosening bypass valve. This and many other solutions of the model – no more than an attempt to fit into the budget segment, where, it’s worth giving for granted, the jack looks very preferable.

Advantages

  • high degree of load capacity (12 tons);
  • very strong design;
  • low cost.

disadvantages

  • massiveness;
  • not the most rational method of relieving pressure.

The best rack jacks

SKYWAY S01803005

Rating: 4.9

SKYWAY S01803005

Rack jack of mechanical type – a frequent element technical equipment PTO for the repair of cars. And in case with SKYWAY S01803005 – and highly recommended by experts. This unit is good in that in peak height of rise can be up to 1350 millimeters, and pickup is already carried out at 130 millimeters. Absolutely everything that has a weight of up to 3.5 tons – cars with this jack Served without unnecessary problems.

As users note, SKYWAY S01803005 rail is made of high-quality instrumental light, and can withstand short-term overloads without severe structural damage. ABOUT the coolness of this jack is indirectly said and the weight parameter equal to almost 14 kilograms. To carry such a “baby” on everyday basis will be very unprofitable, however, when driving on the road he will be indispensable. At the end of the brief review, let me once again repeat the key idea: to find something similar for the same amount just impossible.

Advantages

  • very attractive price;
  • pickup height (130 mm);
  • lifting height (1350 millimeters);
  • quality of the materials used (the design is able to withstand short-term overload).

disadvantages

  • not found.

MATRIX 505155

Rating: 4.8

MATRIX 505155

By parameter of functionality MATRIX 505155 with category leader (SKYWAY S01803005), of course, can not be compared, but on reliability is beyond praise. This parameter is the only one. good reason to buy this model, and not only for the possible “garage” TO, but also for everyday needs. Quality is expressed and the reliability of this model, primarily in the massiveness of the main working parts: the weight of the jack assembly is 11.65 kilograms. With a detailed comparison of analogues for constructive endurance experts prefer this jack, noting a great tendency to the correct distribution of loads across the entire surface.

The lifting capacity of MATRIX 505155 is 3 tons, opening the model has a wide range of applicability. But with the height of the pickup is far from everything is so cool: 153 millimeter minimum cuts off sharply from the total number of serviced cars a decent part of passenger models. Maximum height the rise is also small (only 700 millimeters), but sufficient for off-road raids. In addition, do not forget about the possibility of using this jack as a manual winches – with such functionality (and reliability) of it value increases many times.

Advantages

  • low cost;
  • high level of reliability;
  • good workmanship;
  • possibility of use as a manual winch.

disadvantages

  • small lifting range (153-700 millimeters).

The best screw jacks

AUTOPROFI DV-15R

Rating: 4.9

AUTOPROFI DV-15R

“Purebred” jack of Chinese origin, who managed to profitably stand out from other models in its series. Reasoning over globally, he was also not without flaws, but such concern only ergonomic parameters. Namely: AUTOPROFI DV-15R requires much more careful and accurate installation, since at the slightest bias it takes him aside.

As users note, all the charm of this model is concluded in a good ratio of price and quality, to which experts respond unequivocal approval. The lifting height here is 390 millimeters, however, to bring to the peak this “rhombus” still does not follows – in the reviews there are described enough cases with its “folding” from the top point. The catch is carried out on the horizon 100 millimeters, which, combined with a carrying capacity of 1.5 tons, provides a fairly broad applicability. From point of view cost this option is most preferred especially in view of the good (really good) operational condition.

Advantages

  • the ability to lift cargo to a height of 390 millimeters;
  • combination of low price and high quality;
  • “honest” load capacity parameters (1.5 tons);
  • reliable fastening of movable elements.

disadvantages

  • low ergonomic conditions.

KRAFT CT 800025

Rating: 4.8

KRAFT CT 800025

Inexpensive entry-level rhombic jack, heroically maintaining the declared characteristic almost to the maximum possible lift height. Despite nominally German origin are made by KRAFT KT 800025 in China however some degree of continuity is still present here. It is expressed mainly in the endurance of the screw mechanism, allowing to lift up 2 tons of cargo up to 350-370 millimeters (at maximum lifting height of 395 millimeters). As for pickup, then it is carried out at a height of 110 millimeters, providing the ability to service passenger cars with small clearance.

Not without KRAFT KT 800025 and without factory flaws. The first and most scrupulous of them is low jack stability during load application: must be sought a clear vertical, otherwise a barely noticeable skew will first go into moving the model to the side as the force is applied. The second (and last) the nuance concerns the fragility of the rubber lining on the thrust pad: it’s good that this element can be easily replaced at home conditions.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • keeping the declared mass of cargo (2 tons);
  • good housing performance.

disadvantages

  • low stability (possible skew);
  • poor-quality rubber pad on the site.

Airline AJ-R-02

Rating: 4.7

Airline AJ-R-02

Perhaps the most affordable jack of the entire range of screw, represented in all auto shops of our country. However He is popular not only for this: the main reason is a high degree of versatility. Think It Yourself: Airline AJ-R-02 provides a unique opportunity to lift vehicles with a clearance of 95 millimeters to a height of 400 millimeters. This run is not only enough to replace the wheel with passenger cars, but also for full-fledged “field” service crossover categories.

The actual load capacity of Airline AJ-R-02 is 1.8 tons (versus 2 tons declared by the manufacturer), which less, a good margin of safety for working with the vast most city cars. As a nice bonus a complete set on the bearing foot of the jack was installed rubber overlay protecting the bodywork from chips and scratches. True, as in most cases, the quality of the material leaves much to be desired, in connection with which it is pressed or not begins to move away from the site. However, this nuance does not harms the overall impression of the model, whose main advantage is a low price.

Advantages

  • high degree of stability;
  • low price;
  • the ability to pickup at a height of 95 millimeters;
  • good quality for such a cheap product.

disadvantages

  • rubber pad of poor quality.

BELAVTOKOMPLEKT BAK.00058

Rating: 4.6

BELAVTOKOMPLEKT BAK.00058

It is known for certain that the domestic screw jack production is almost the most bought in its price segment, and user reviews are very positive. True, with a small caveat regarding the characteristics endurance: both users and experts agree that they are not expressed enough. In terms of technical parameters BELAVTOKOMPLEKT BAK.00058 looks very standard: cargo weighing up to 1.5 tons can be raised to a height of up to 350 millimeters. At this is the height of the profile of the jack at the time of pickup is 100 millimeters.

With seemingly good technical conditions, the weight of the model is not exceeds 2 kilograms, in connection with which knowledgeable people strictly limit the maximum possible lifting height by about 50 millimeters. However, for servicing a passenger car in the field this will be enough: to provide a small overhang he provides wheels for replacement, and, therefore, copes with his preventive task.

Advantages

  • very low price;
  • compact design;
  • the lightest jacks in the selection (1.95 kilograms);
  • providing pickup at a height of 100 millimeters.

disadvantages

  • the actual possible lifting height of the jack with the load is not corresponds to the stated endurance parameters.

Best inflatable jack

AIR JACK 3 tons

Rating: 4.7

AIR JACK 3 tons

In the recent past, Air Jack was just a prototype of the new types of jacks tested for effectiveness in various operational conditions. However, today this pneumatic the model is the most rational tool for off-road adventures, which are not afraid of sand, snow, clay and dirt. Due to the ability to adapt to the terrain, Air Jack does not has the disadvantages characteristic of jacks with a small supporting heel: they do not sag, while simultaneously getting stuck in the ground, and also do not are skewed, which can cause a breakdown a car.

An important advantage of this model is the ability lifting a car even from a 20 mm clearance without the need digging and deepening the installation site. In this case, “bully” the car can be up to a height of 700 millimeters, which is why it disappears the need to use heavy rack jacks. According to the results, in the asset of the model is a huge number of advantages, but justice for the sake of it is worth noting that the manufacturing technology of Air Jack is still not stable enough.

Advantages

  • the ability to pick up the car at a height of 20 millimeters;
  • wide bearing surface eliminating the possibility of failure jack in unstable soil;
  • 700 millimeters of rise;
  • actual absence of distortions.

disadvantages

  • instability of manufacturing technology (there are many defective products).


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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