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Newtonheath1878

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Join date : 2014-03-25
Location : Swansea

Trolley Jack

Post by Newtonheath1878 on Sat 10 May 2014, 8:33 pm

Going to buy axle stands and considering buying a trolley jack for raising and tyre changing.I've read that some of the smaller ones don't have enough height does anyone know what height I'd need for changing tyres, the standard size for 2 ton jacks seems to be 13cm to 34cm.

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ChrisP

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Join date : 2012-04-01

How about a cheap bottle jack?

Post by ChrisP on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:55 pm

Trolley jacks are great in the garage, but heavy on the road. With a bottle jack you get the hydraulic bit to do the lifting, but not the bulk. I bought a cheap 2 tonne one from screwfix. Since the wheels add height, a bottle jack can slip under a smaller gap. It raised my 4/5 high enough to list the wheel off the ground. As well as wheel changing, I used mine to lift one side on a sloping pitch enough to slip some wood under the wheel so that when I let it off the jack the Dandy was level. Always useful to have some plywood off cuts to give a solid base to list off. Handy for the Dandy legs as well.
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Tow Itch
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Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Leigh Gtr Manchester

Re: Trolley Jack

Post by Tow Itch on Tue 13 May 2014, 11:09 pm

I've never used a jack to remove a wheel on a Dandy. Because of the way I travel or work I've generally got timber to hand so just made a lever and stuffed baulks under the side.
Bit more difficult on the longer and heavier Destiny but for the smaller Dandys dropping the front as low as possible then baulking the rear or lowering the rear steadies should allow the winding down of the jockey wheel to lift the road wheels off ground.

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