Is this the greatest alternative to the high-lift jack ever created?
We’d like you to meet the newest member of the ARB family: The ARB Jack. You see, Jack is a high lift jack, but without the three-foot-long handle that wants to punch you in the jaw, or the scary-as-hell “just needs to go up one more notch” way to lift it. He’s a long-travel hydraulic jack. Think of him as the greatest alternative to a high-lift mechanical jack ever made.
Jack is rather special in that he has all the benefits of a high-lift: he can lift heavy things really high, without all the scary, negative bits of being a mechanical high-lift. You can lift things a millimetre at a time, lower things just as minutely and carefully as you would with a hydraulic jack. Plus there are a tonne of features to go with him!
There’s a forged (not cast) quick-release foot to line up with your jacking point, the pivoting foot is designed to assist with breaking tyre beads, the body is aircraft-grade aluminium and fully anodised, plus the nitride shaft is military grade – meaning it’s durable, seal friendly and damn strong. It’s also got a teardrop shape to increase body strength, an integrated retaining clip for the handle, a body bumper so it doesn’t damage your paintwork, and a four-bar slider linkage for mechanical advantage and leverage. Oh, and it also comes with its own heavy-duty carry bag (yep, really). Jack’s rated to 2,000kg (tested at over 4,000kg) and will lift that 2,000kg from 160mm off the ground right up to 1,230mm – surpassing the typical 48-inch high-lift jack by a solid foot.
Pricing for Jack is set at $995.00 (based on east coast metro pricing).
What are your thoughts on the ARB Jack? Think it’ll be worth trading in the old mechanical high-lift for a hydraulic option especially because of the safety aspect – and knowing it can do everything a mechanical jack can do?