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Just picked this up from Home Depot this past weekend. Got it on special order for $220.

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The jack works fine with some blocks of wood. I pay the $60 to get lifetime tire rotation and wheel balancing for my vehicles. Worth it to me to have it done right and a tire may be out of balance and not a problem on the rear but cause grief when it is rotated to the front of the truck. Heavy truck tires tend to lose the wheel weights and get out of balance much more than car tires and so I like to have the balance checked every 5,000 miles when they are being rotated.

In 50,000 miles the tires are rotated 9 times and that works out to $6.66 to have the tires re-balanced and rotated or $1.66 per tire. Not a lot to spend in the overall scheme of things.
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Once upon a time my compadre was working on cutting down a tree. He dug out a space beneath the stump and cut the roots off with his Sawzall and removed the stump with the aid of a HF 3 Ton floor jack. Well, the frame of the jack got all racked out of shape so he gave it to me. I took it to the sheet metal factory and welded it to the bench and tweaked it back into shape as best I could. I stitch welded a couple of ” angle iron pieces to the frame to keep it mostly straight. I’m still using that jack to this day . . .
Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’ ~ Good ol’ Harbor Freight 3 Ton floor jack.
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Once upon a time my compadre was working on cutting down a tree. He dug out a space beneath the stump and cut the roots off with his Sawzall and removed the stump with the aid of a HF 3 Ton floor jack
Harbor Freight was around in the 70s? That how old that jack looks.

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It was given to me back in the mid 1990s ~ it's been around and around . . .

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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.
What on earth are you towing that has an axle so low to the ground?
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Who needs a heavy floor jack or a pit crew when you have a Trailer-Aid?

MUCH easier than any jack for tandem trailers.
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