MotoMaster Hydraulic Bottle Jack
Poor Quality Product
I purchased 2 4 ton models. Even when tightnng the screw for the pressure, they loose pressure within minutes. Bringing mine back today. Very poorly made. 2 4 ton jacks couldn't even hold 1 ton.
February 11, 2013
I bought one of these in the 8-ton spec to change a tire on a 3500 pickup.
I raised the rear axle with the jack, swapped the tire, and then discovered the jack was locked/frozen in place. It wouldn't depressurize/lower, even when I turned the pin all the way out.
I had to borrow a jack from a neighbor to lower the truck.
I would not recommend this product and for me it was worse than a waste of money because it left me stuck.
February 5, 2013
Many uses other than just for your vehicle. Some lower cars may have trouble with the initial height on this jack, but if it fits it's very reliable and gives great height.
January 14, 2010
good little worker
I've used a few of the 12 ton versions to life a shed with little problem, but they are useless for suto work. get a trolly jack
January 7, 2010
Built well... works fine.. but...
Reviewing the smallest one in the lineup - the 2 ton.
My wife's car is a 2007 Altima. It was suggested that these "bottle jacks" may be too tall since newer cars are a bit low to the ground. The 2 ton is 7.125 inches to start with, but I thought I'd try it.
Luckily there was almost 8 inches of clearance from the ground to the lift point on her car so I was able to get it positioned and after loosening the tire lugs I began jacking up the car. It's supposed to have a max extension of 13.625 inches, but it stopped lifting at just over 12 inches - NOT enough to lift the wheel off the ground. My *guess* is that I needed 2 or more inches to get the tire off.
So I'm confused.
There was barely enough room to get the jack under there yet it was unable to extend enough to clear a tire off the ground. A larger version *may* have lifted it enough, but then I probably would not have been able to get it under the car to begin with. Something tells me if I get one that *just* fits for her car it'll NOT work with my SUV and vice-versa.
Looks like I'm back to considerring the heavier trolly style lifts - they tend to have base heights of ~5.75 inches and extend above 18 inches.
So it rates 4 stars for quality, but 3 for performance (read: versatility).
Perhaps a disclaimer: not intended for changing tires.
October 25, 2009
12 Ton Review - Excellent Value
I bought the 12 ton version of these series of jacks. I felt safer with the additional strength plus the 12 ton has a wider screw head. These jacks will last a long time, and much safer to use than the trolley jacks for heavier vehicles. Combined with jack stands, this is a safe reliable way to lift your vehicle.
February 1, 2009
A handy tool to have.
A very sturdy jack that dose the job it's made for. Easy to use & store, but the base could be a little bigger.
October 21, 2008
I bought two...
These are handy to have.
They are easy to use and have a good range of motion.
I have a 20Ton, but you trade speed for power. I have two 2T who are light, fast, and easy to use.
September 10, 2008
It really serves only one purpose, but when you need it...you really need it. I had to do some work on my small truck and this made all the difference. Good price and excellent quality. Always remember to use stands any time you get under your vehicle
July 19, 2008
I bought the 2ton version of this jack for to do some repairs on my deck. I used it to hoist a few beams (one at a time) while I did some repairs and adjustments. I was able to get it set up in less than a minute (from box to load bearing). The small size is great for getting into tight spots. Operation is very simple and easy. Pack-up is simple. The unit is very small and the piston doesn't extend very high.
July 14, 2008
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