This is why you never buy a Harbor Freight Jack

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This is why you never buy a Harbor Freight Jack

Postby kev1n » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:27 am

See the pictures below from adampfisters and pirate4x4.com. Luckily nobody got hurt, I wanted to share this here for all the DIY'ers. Here's the original thread regarding JAcks on that site. He was using a 3 ton HF jack and it crumbled on him under his F350.

http://www2.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthr ... 747&page=2

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Postby disallow » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:34 am

looks like it was constructed with 16 gauge steel. no wonder it did that. Also looks like they would have exceeded the max capacity... thats a big pumpkin on that diff!

People gotta use common sense!

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Postby skywhr » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:55 am

clearly exceeded the weight capacity lifting a Ford F350 with a 3 ton jack

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Postby valenburg » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:56 am

97 F350 Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab = 9800 lb

Almost 2 tons over would have definitely done that. There is probably an extra 500lb tolerance but jeez.

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Postby fresnoDave » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:34 am

I think the real lesson here is not to exceed the capacity of your jack.
If he had put the jack on that shock mount , lifted one corner at a time and set it on jack stands he might have been ok.

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Postby kramer » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Of course it crumbled, the idiot who was using it clearly went beyond that jack's capacity.. not to mention it doesn't look like it was seated properly on the diff, which is why it twisted in the first place.

And you shouldn't be going under a vehicle unless it's supported by stands. You couldn't pay me enough money to get under a car/truck thats only being supported by a hydraulic floor jack. That's just stupid.

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Postby eieio » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:44 pm

:lol: the image on the back of his differential says it all :lol:

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Postby GOTGOO » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:45 pm

Definitely to much ass for that wimpy little jack :) . I guess this falls under user error then....

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Postby kev1n » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:04 pm

WOW! I didn't realize an F350 is 9800 lbs!! makes sense now.

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Postby myriad46 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:25 pm

I have that exact jack. I have jacked up the front and rear ends of my Pathy without a problem.

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Postby Cooper993 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:50 pm

kramer wrote:Of course it crumbled, the idiot who was using it clearly went beyond that jack's capacity.. not to mention it doesn't look like it was seated properly on the diff, which is why it twisted in the first place.

And you shouldn't be going under a vehicle unless it's supported by stands. You couldn't pay me enough money to get under a car/truck thats only being supported by a hydraulic floor jack. That's just stupid.
2nd!

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Postby dbetterred » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:57 pm

Come on guys, 9800lbs for the whole truck, the jack is only lifting the rear and most of the weight of that truck is the big iron under the hood. So the jack is lifting 5-6000 max. Still way too close to rated capacity for me but NOT over the capacity. Just a crappy floor jack. and ALWAYS use stands, they may save your life. I don't know about you but getting my chest squished is NOT the way I want to go!

I have a Harbor freight alum jack and it is pretty nice. I would have not hesitated to lift the rear of that truck.... one side at a time.

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Postby HillbillyJake » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:42 am

dbetterred wrote:Come on guys, 9800lbs for the whole truck, the jack is only lifting the rear and most of the weight of that truck is the big iron under the hood. So the jack is lifting 5-6000 max. Still way too close to rated capacity for me but NOT over the capacity. Just a crappy floor jack. and ALWAYS use stands, they may save your life. I don't know about you but getting my chest squished is NOT the way I want to go!
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Postby Tech » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:56 pm

nice! If anyone climbs under any vehicle being held up with some POS, $10 jack like that - espcially without jack stands, it's survival of the fittest if it lands on your face...Plus, why would you lift a huge, expensive truck you've invested so much into with the cheapest jack you could find?!?

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Postby GOTGOO » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:15 pm

Tech wrote:Plus, why would you lift a huge, expensive truck you've invested so much into with the cheapest jack you could find?!?
Oh I think i know the answer! Would it maybe be no common sense! :lol:


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