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    Question Hydraulic Jack purchase

    Im looking to buy a hydraulic jack for my Suzuki GV so Im looking at something like a 4ton jack, a 2 would do but I like that leeway. What surprising me are the price differences. Why are MIDAS jacks so cheap?? are they trustable?
    who to trust here?
    Makro:
    https://www.makro.co.za/diy/moto-qui...-jack-291903EA

    Midas:
    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=567&t=75
    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=568&t=75 (even their 6 ton is still cheaper than moto-quip)

    do you have any experience with any of these?
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    Default Re: Hydraulic Jack purchase

    I bought one to use on my Defender, works very well , also these from https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/...l-jack-stands/
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    I am busy looking at combining a 4 ton jack with a trestle to use. You can jack the car up and the trestle then keep it up using the ratchet. If you want to drop it unhook the ratchet and lower. I think this will work magic for the Landy.
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    Default Re: Hydraulic Jack purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by digibane View Post
    Im looking to buy a hydraulic jack for my Suzuki GV so Im looking at something like a 4ton jack, a 2 would do but I like that leeway. What surprising me are the price differences. Why are MIDAS jacks so cheap?? are they trustable?
    who to trust here?
    Makro:
    https://www.makro.co.za/diy/moto-qui...-jack-291903EA

    Midas:
    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=567&t=75
    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=568&t=75 (even their 6 ton is still cheaper than moto-quip)

    do you have any experience with any of these?
    I find most of the same stuff are cheaper at Midas than anywhere else... From jumper cables to sun shade and what not... I bought 4 ton jack from Midas three years ago, still fine, no issue, used it couple of times...

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    The cheapie jacks are fine, but they have a habit of leaking the oil out. Keep them topped up with 46 grade hydraulic oil. If they pack up, sling them and buy a new one, the cost to repair them isn't worth it.
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    Default Re: Hydraulic Jack purchase

    Thank you guys, Midas Jack it is
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    Default Re: Hydraulic Jack purchase

    Another option is second hand, from a garage that is closing down or used equipment places.

    I bought 2 "dead" industrial jacks a while back, a Bosal 4T and a 3T of undetermined make, and they are repairable for R1.5k each.
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    Last year I bought a 3 stage bottle jack from Midas - it really helps with the increased lift. It is actually a 2 stage hydraulic jack - they count the threaded top section incorrectly as another stage.

    Well worth the extra money - can't remember what I paid for it? Can't find it on their website.


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    Default Re: Hydraulic Jack purchase

    2T is more than enough. You will never lift the entire vehicle weight onto the jack.

    Always use trestles for anything other than changing a wheel. Donít ever get under the vehicle without them.
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