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Old 02-14-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Bottle Jacks and changing tires

Somewhere on the forum, I saw a thread about bottle jacks and changing tires. My SMB came with a pretty whimpy screw operated bottle jack. It barely works on level ground in my driveway, and I don't think it would be much fun on the kind of terrain one usually associates with flat tires. I can't find the thread, but I remember the jack had a built in jack stand.

Can anyone give me any tips on what kind of jacks they've used and liked?

thanks..

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Old 02-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

Tom,

See if these threads help.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1401&hilit=+jack
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=131&hilit=+jack

Here's a direct link to the jack I carry in the SMB.
[s:3k23vihz]http://www.alltradetools.com/EN-3807.htm[/s:3k23vihz]
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http://www.alltradetools.com/catalog/pa ... stand.html

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Old 02-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

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Here's a direct link to the jack I carry in the SMB.
http://www.alltradetools.com/EN-3807.htm
Thanks for posting the Herb,
I'm also in the market for a replacement jack and that one looks like a good combination of form, function and price.
Tractor Supply has it at $39.99 on-line
http://www.tractorsupply.com/jacks-s...-stand-1160455
with free shipping to the local store.
Changing a tire off pavement using just the original Ford jack looks like it would be an accident waiting to happen.

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

No sweat Dave, it was BryanLaws who clued me into that one. I agree about the combination of functions. I still haven't used it, knock on wood, but it stays in the SMB.


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Old 02-15-2010, 06:12 AM   #5
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

I went with the bottle jack/jack stand from alltradetools that Herb mentioned, and it is great, at least for practicing in the driveway. It has a broad base and is very stable, plus as a shallow "U" head that sits well on the axle. I'm sure it will work well under primitive road conditions. The only drawback is that the 3 ton jackstand weighs nearly 3 tons. It fits in my under floor storage compartment too.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:23 AM   #6
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

I also have the all trades combo deal

However, i gotta get my butt in gear and practice at least once here at home


thanx for the reminder

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Old 02-15-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

This thread reminded me to buy one. I just looked and can't find one from a place that will ship. Anyone have a lead on these?

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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

thanks for the tips everyone.

Maybe a silly question, this combo jack / jack stand is 21" tall, will it fit under an SMB axle when the tire if flat?

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Re: Bottle Jacks and changing tires

With a range of 11" to 21", it could be a bit snug...
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This thread reminded me to buy one. I just looked and can't find one from a place that will ship. Anyone have a lead on these?

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https://www.toolsmithonline.com/product ... Jack-Stand

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