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at full extension the first and last option might just reach your axle ;) 320/370mm reach. Not sure what the ground clearance is for the 120 (LB is way higher!) but you might need a few bricks.
 

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Rob said:
Also stability is important so the bigger the base the more stable it will be


Doesn't really matter as you'll still be using axle stands for safety ;)
I've seen a few people (hazard of my mom's job) where people have been under a jacked car which slips off a jack...
 

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A half decent wooden block on the top of the jack helps, can also be good if you are jacking under somewhere a bit questionable.

Don't underestimate a decent bottle jack either, we have been trialing an air over hydraulic jack in the workshops that seems quite good, takes up less room too.
 
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Richard Jackaman said:
I've got one of these ones
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/p...trolley-jacks-bottle-jacks-transmission-jacks

Good piece of kit. Bit of a beast to store if you're short on space though.

Cheers

Did see that one, but it's a bit heavy at 37Kg for the occational use....

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at full extension the first and last option might just reach your axle ;) 320/370mm reach. Not sure what the ground clearance is for the 120 (LB is way higher!) but you might need a few bricks.
Yeah that's why I asked, I have no idea how high I need it to go.

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Don't underestimate a decent bottle jack either, we have been trialing an air over hydraulic jack in the workshops that seems quite good, takes up less room too.
Used a bottle jack on Lincomb farm, and it was good, light etc. For home I thinkI would like a trolley version as it does not need to be as portable......
 

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Crispin said:
Rob said:
Also stability is important so the bigger the base the more stable it will be


Doesn't really matter as you'll still be using axle stands for safety ;)
I've seen a few people (hazard of my mom's job) where people have been under a jacked car which slips off a jack...
It does help when jacking on an uneven or sloping surface, like British urban roads ;)
 

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Those are for changing the wheels on shopping trolleys aren't they :mrgreen: :lol:
 

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P.S. (not @ the OP) don't jack from the hockey sticks on the front axle on an 80 use the axle casing.
 

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Jon Wildsmith said:
P.S. (not @ the OP) don't jack from the hockey sticks on the front axle on an 80 use the axle casing.

So showing my ignorance here.... what's the hockey sticks :oops:
 

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Chris said:
Tony, this one http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... sion-jacks did all the work on Lil Blue. Just for reference.

Chris

Thanks Chris, that's looks the job, just wanted to be sure that I could lift LB high enough, and if it worked for you it sure will for me :cool:


Chris - is that the one you have? Didn't think so - it's like the one I have - yours has a bigger saddle, and was much easier to seat it securely. Guess that needs to be taken into consideration too.

I'm not sure we need a 3 ton jack for the 90s and 120s - probably not even for the 80, but lift height is definitely important as is longevity :lol:
 

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Uhm looks like the one I have. Maybe the top is different. Well it's very like it.

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Gary Stockton said:
I'm not sure we need a 3 ton jack for the 90s and 120s - probably not even for the 80, but lift height is definitely important as is longevity :lol:

Did you not hear... bigger is better :lol:

Chris said:
Uhm looks like the one I have. Maybe the top is different. Well it's very like it.

C

Well too late now, it been bought, and will be dropped off tomorrow :cool:
 
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