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Ive owned my low profile harbor freight jack for 5 years now, been trusty and still use it to this day. Only rated 1.5 tons, but it has lifted everything ive owned and then some (tundra included)

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My horrible freight 3 to jack NOT low profile works fine . Countless jobs on me and my sons dodge cummins , very heavy trucks . No it won't lift the whole front end at once those trucks are 7600# . Yes .

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I have the Harbor freight Daytona. It is leaps and bounds nicer than the 3ton low pro because I had that one before the Daytona.
The Daytona can get to it's max height of 23" in like 4 pumps.
It is very heavy like 200lbs so it rolls awesome.

Snap on sued HF and lost. It's the same as their 550+ dollar jack.


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I use the 3-ton low-profile HF jack on my 2016 Platinum (20" wheels, stock suspension). While testing everything out for upcoming tire rotation, I found that the jack worked just fine (raises to 19 3/4"), but putting my Tundra on the HF 3-ton jack stands at the required jacking/support locations, even on their max height, resulted in the wheels touching the ground. Back to HF to get their 6-ton jack stands that have several more inches of height and I also picked up the Steel Floor Jack Cross Beam (Floor Jack Cross Beam). The cross beam attachment lets me adjust the pads to evenly jack-up the front end on solid points at the ends of the front cross member. I jack up the front end, slide the 6-ton stands (raised to three teeth showing) under the front frame support points, and lower the front onto the stands. Getting the original bolt loose from the saddle (10mm hex key and either a breaker bar or rubber mallet while bracing jack against garage wall) took a bit of doing, but it's now easy to switch between the two attachments.

The floor jack cross beam doesn't work for the rear, so I do a quick switch-out to the normal jack saddle, and raise the rear end under the pumpkin and slide the stands beneath the rear support points. For my truck, everything is level within a hair of perfect on the 6-ton stands with the front stands raised to three teeth showing and the rear stands at their lowest setting with no teeth showing. Wheels are off the ground and ready for impact wrench. I also added the rubber pads for jack stands (Rubber Pads for Jack Stands) to my 6-ton stands. Some pretty heavy whacks with a rubber mallet are needed to get those on, and they're on for good.

In case it helps anyone else, I found this universal saddle pad that fits the detents of the HF jack saddle: Jack Pad Universal. We don't need the frame rail cutouts for the Tundra, but the pad is better than putting a shop rag on the saddle.

The floor jack cross beam is rated for 2 tons and as others have noted, we're not picking up the entire weight of the truck at once. The instructions in the box list the 3-ton jacks as compatible with the cross beam, though the floor display model in HF, attached to a 3-ton jack, had a warning on it saying something to the effect of "for use on up to 2-ton jacks".

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Great write-up, and thanks for the hyperlinks. I just added them to my H.F. and Amazon shopping carts. I never knew that cross-beam thingy even existed!

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For that reason alone, I would upgrade if I were looking at buying one and just buy the better SO equivalent supposedly jack.
Costco has an Arcan aluminum/steel 3T jack for right at $100. I replaced my leaky craftsman with one and it works great and doesn't weigh as much as a yugo.

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Also, don't know if it is still going on but Harbor Freight had 6 ton jackstands - the ones that go to 24" on sale this weekend at $40/pair.

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So, I'm digging up an old thread, but why not?

5 weeks ago or so, I used my 12 year old ArcanXL (3 1/2 ton) jack that I bought at Costco to lift the entire front of my Superduty to put it on jack stands. I was pulling springs so I could put in shock remote reservoir holders above the coils spring.

Anyway, fast forward to yesterday and I was using the same jack to lift my Ferris FW25 and I saw that the jack no longer holds weight. It just leaks down over about 5 minutes or less. I'm almost 100% sure I destroyed it lifting the entire front of my truck off the ground (~5000 lbs...should have been just fine).

Anyone use HF's 4 ton jack?

https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...nge-64201.html

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Related to this thread: I use a 20 year old Craftsman brand 3 ton floor jack. It too leaks down a bit. Jack stands: check. All-in-all not too bad of a self perform job.

Unrelated to this thread. But perhaps related to this thread (I have a 2017 4WD, 5.7L): the absolute, whole hearted USELESS Mama Toyota jack that comes with the truck. Jeesus Christmus. I keep a hydraulic bottle jack and a milk carton crate full of 2x6's and 2x4's in case I need to "jack it in San Diego" along side the roadways of 'Merica.
I had to use my stock jack alongside a busy highway just last week (driver side, of course). And yes, it was highly sketchy.
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So, I'm digging up an old thread, but why not?

5 weeks ago or so, I used my 12 year old ArcanXL (3 1/2 ton) jack that I bought at Costco to lift the entire front of my Superduty to put it on jack stands. I was pulling springs so I could put in shock remote reservoir holders above the coils spring.

Anyway, fast forward to yesterday and I was using the same jack to lift my Ferris FW25 and I saw that the jack no longer holds weight. It just leaks down over about 5 minutes or less. I'm almost 100% sure I destroyed it lifting the entire front of my truck off the ground (~5000 lbs...should have been just fine).

Anyone use HF's 4 ton jack?

https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...nge-64201.html
I have that jack, and it works fine for the Tundra. Better than the cheaper grey jacks they have.


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Thanks. I can't find anything really better for similar cost. I'd prefer a non HF / made in America jack, but at what cost? Seems I need to be in a bottle jack or some huge thousand dollar professional jack if I wanted to get anything better than the HF model.

Planning to go buy it this weekend. No HF close to me and its 20 bucks to ship to the house (f that).

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So, I'm digging up an old thread, but why not?

5 weeks ago or so, I used my 12 year old ArcanXL (3 1/2 ton) jack that I bought at Costco to lift the entire front of my Superduty to put it on jack stands. I was pulling springs so I could put in shock remote reservoir holders above the coils spring.

Anyway, fast forward to yesterday and I was using the same jack to lift my Ferris FW25 and I saw that the jack no longer holds weight. It just leaks down over about 5 minutes or less. I'm almost 100% sure I destroyed it lifting the entire front of my truck off the ground (~5000 lbs...should have been just fine).

Anyone use HF's 4 ton jack?

https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...nge-64201.html


12 years? The seals are probably shot. Why not just buy a JEGS or Arcan professional series aluminum 3 ton jack with replaceable seals? JEGS even makes a skid plate to use for their jack on grass or gravel.


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I am looking at other options. I'd love a jack that didn't weigh a 100 lbs and I did look at that 3 ton Arcan aluminum one at Costco. My concern is the front end of this truck weighs every bit of 5000 lbs. The more margin the better was my train of thought.

https://www.costco.com/3-Ton-Profess...100222458.html

That JEGS jack does look pretty nice and the HF one is listed for 179 right now....no way I'm going to pay that.

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https://www.costco.com/QuickJack-5%2...100460313.html

Costco has that one for a grand. I'd already own one except neither of them are rated to lift my truck. My old boss bought one and it changed is life for work in the garage.

I ended up with the 4 ton HF jack and this pretty nice cross beam.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...eam-60762.html

I have not lifted the front of the truck yet. I guess I should before the 90 day exchange period expires.

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I carry the Harbor Freight lo-pro jack when I'm towing. If (when!) I blow a trailer tire, only a low-pro jack will get under the axle.

Pro tip: I also carry one of their cordless impact drivers for the lug nuts. The wife and I can swap tires like a NASCAR pit crew.
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