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Old 24th March 2008, 17:19   #1
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Recently a friend of mine acquired a very useful piece of equipment in Kuwait - an 12V electric jack that takes upto 2 tons.

Does a similar kind of jack available here in India and if so, where and for how much? And has anyone out here seen similar thing like this anywhere?

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Old 24th March 2008, 17:49   #2
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have seen ads in autocar & od. dont remember the brand though.
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You should check the amps required for the motor.

It wouldn't be funny when you're finished changing your tyre and notice the battery is low.

I guess you'd have to run the thing for 30 secs to 1 minute to get the car up.
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Old 24th March 2008, 18:49   #4
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Guruji, it must be VERY tiring to manually "jack up" after being detained for 3 hrs by the road na?
I've also seen adverts for inflatable ones (vehicle Jacks, not Jills).
IIRC, a friend got the kind you posted for 4k.

No offense Guruji..
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there is one i saw on ebay: eBay India: CAR ELECTRIC AUTO JACK (item 180226545480 end time 30-Mar-2008 22:53:48 IST)
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somebody reading 5.someone actually figured out how to make one
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You should check the amps required for the motor.

It wouldn't be funny when you're finished changing your tyre and notice the battery is low.

I guess you'd have to run the thing for 30 secs to 1 minute to get the car up.
You can get the car jacked while your car being idled.

I second GD on idea of getting somethings of this sort. Will be surely helpful on long tours. Though i have noticed air pumps of this sort, haven't tried anything personally.
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I've seen an add for something similar in the overdrive magazine. Branded as LINUS brand electric jack.
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13.8 V with max current 10A.
Jacking range: 41 cm to 43 cm
Jacking Time : 90 secs

They also market a 12V DC auotomatic air compressor in the same Brand
Marketed by : Sunil & Company. DDA Shopping Centre, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110029. Ph: 9810271386, 26716541.
Hope some Bhp ians from around Delhi can provide further details on the same.
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If after you've encounters of the third dimension with a 'baalika brahmchaari' lasting about 3 hours, and still come back unscathed, then nothing is VERY tiring.

And no offense at all ShuvD. Ishaan, was my reply 'satisfying'...?

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Guruji, it must be VERY tiring to manually "jack up" after being detained for 3 hrs by the road na?
I've also seen adverts for inflatable ones (vehicle Jacks, not Jills).
IIRC, a friend got the kind you posted for 4k.

No offense Guruji..
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They also market a 12V DC auotomatic air compressor in the same Brand
Marketed by : Sunil & Company. DDA Shopping Centre, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110029. Ph: 9810271386, 26716541.
Hope some Bhp ians from around Delhi can provide further details on the same.
A 12V DC air compressor and a hydraulic jack can make a better solution I think; you can use the compressor for small issues (especially if you are on tubeless), and if you have no other choice, use the hydraulic jack?

Just my 2 cents...
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Rajiv, this looks very interesting.. Has anybody tried this gadget?

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Hi,

> Rajiv, this looks very interesting.. Has anybody tried this gadget?

Sorry for poking my nose.

First off, the thing is excruciatingly slow. This was on trial runs since the Sumo / safari never had a flat when it was around! Further once your tyre is flat, there is less likelyhood of it going underneath your vehicle.

You better look for a 3 tonne hydraulic jack, a smaller version of the ones you see in the service centres or in the tyre shops.

I have used one for the Safari and it is not back breaking at all to use these even after hours on the road.
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Hi, I did buy the linus brand jack from Delhi, it almost killed me, as the base and parts are made of cast aluminum alloy and not mild steel.

I was lifting my scorpion and while it was being lifted i was looking at its working from under the foot board, there was a loud cracking noise and the car fell down as the base shattered into pieces, and i got hot by the foot board on my head as it fell, and for a few moments i saw stars and luckily escaped with a small bump on my head.

I complained to the seller and he wanted to replace it but, i do not trust this product as it is outright dangerous.

I took a no of air pumps in exchange, which are quite good actually. and safe ofcourse .

I recoment the hydralic type of jacks as they are quite sturdy, and if one is working under the car, PLEASE USE AN ADDITIONAL TRIPOD TO SUPPORT THE CAR.

Bye. M.
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woof, thats dangerous. thank the stars that you are safe, even if you are lifting your car with hydraulic jacks, I donot think it is wise to peer below the car seeing how it is lifted as accidents can happen with them too.

However this thing breaking down, may be the weight of scorpio killed it.
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I would not buy a hydraulic jack. Got one some years back. When I needed it the hydraulics had leaked. Luckily I was able to borrow a jack from a colleague.

@magneto: It should not have broken, but were you by any chance exceeding the load limit of the device.
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