Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Krugersdorp
    Age
    69
    Posts
    8
    Thanked: 2

    Default Electric Car Jack

    I am considering buying a electric car jack. Reason I want to buy one is that both me and the wife is getting older (70's) and we do not want to struggle with a jack in case of a flat tyre and maybe an electric jack will be the answer. Is there anybody who own one or have practical experience of using an electric car Jack. Is it worth buying one. Does they work on all cars? What is the pros and cons of such a jack. Is there a specific brand you will recommend. Looking forward to hear from 4x4 community members.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CoenieD For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    I bought one for my Lc 200 as it has become a real drag with the normal toyota jack to change a back tyre. Age being the main reason. I purchased one at Adendorff and since then 3 of my freinds have done the same. I have now used mine at least 5 times in the last year. For different purposes and it is extremely handy.

    I do not think it is going to replace the high lift jack but it certainly makes life easier. Also nice and compact in its box so easy to pack and transport. It travels with me everywhere. So much so that I have made place for it in the overlander.

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Khakibush For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kempton Park
    Age
    47
    Posts
    3,735
    Thanked: 1638

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Not sure what you drive and what it's factory jack looks like, but if it has a mechanical bottle jack or provably any other jack which is cranked with a rotary motion it is probably possible to make a new crank handle (or modify the factory one) to chuck it up with a cordless drill.

    My dad did that for his hilux, and it worked perfectly, and that with a 12V drill. Today's 18V drills have much more torque.

    To my mind this approach has several advantages over a dedicated electric jack.
    Beat-up rat rod of a '96 Nissan Patrol that bears the evidence of many wonderful adventures (and a few stupid indiscretions).

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Peter Connan For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Walker Bay
    Age
    77
    Posts
    9,542
    Thanked: 1285

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    This one? - R1 495

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/...-scissor-jack/


    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    I bought one for my Lc 200 as it has become a real drag with the normal toyota jack to change a back tyre. Age being the main reason. I purchased one at Adendorff and since then 3 of my freinds have done the same. I have now used mine at least 5 times in the last year. For different purposes and it is extremely handy.

    I do not think it is going to replace the high lift jack but it certainly makes life easier. Also nice and compact in its box so easy to pack and transport. It travels with me everywhere. So much so that I have made place for it in the overlander.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

    “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Paul Dold For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    No it is a bottle type jack version I will take a picture

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Adendorff
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210307_120854.jpg 
Views:	248 
Size:	419.6 KB 
ID:	608411   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210307_120837.jpg 
Views:	193 
Size:	733.8 KB 
ID:	608412  

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Khakibush For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Harties
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanked: 637

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Sonds velly glood.
    If you make a noise or need music in the bush or on the beach, you’re missing the point.

  13. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Walker Bay
    Age
    77
    Posts
    9,542
    Thanked: 1285

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Do you have a link for that bottle jack - can't seem to find it on their site.
    Looks very compact.
    Last edited by Paul Dold; 2021/03/08 at 02:10 PM.

    “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

  14. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Hi Paul. No I don't have a link. I wanted one for a freind and they used my bar code to find it. I will check tomorrow and send it through.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Khakibush For This Useful Post:


  16. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Grabouw
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,682
    Thanked: 361

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Adendorff
    I was given one like this as a gift.
    The only thing I have against it is the bulkiness of it.
    Mine has a mini compressor in.
    The separate torque tool removes wheel nuts real fast. And torques them nicel once you get the hang of the slip-clutch thingemajig.
    Last edited by BarnieH; 2021/03/08 at 06:43 PM.
    Barnie Hickman
    Jeep XJ 95 "Witblitz" Jeep XJ 99 "Goldi" Swambo's

  17. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Yep they cost R2800 but worth every sent. I have used the compactor also. So very handy. My brother in law who I suspect has not changed many tyres got one and his jokey wheel slipped on his vloois neck landing it in the sand. This apparently saved the day and a hernia. So if over 70 a must.

  18. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Malmesbury
    Age
    61
    Posts
    1,050
    Thanked: 169

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    bought at a scrapyard for r30.oo,everything works but the gear has stripped ,making a plan to get a gear and use it on the cars , so don't use it on heavy 4x4's , but in my bakkie my scissors jack could't take the lift either and stripped, useing a 10 t hyd,jack now .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20210312_093228.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	244.2 KB 
ID:	608893   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20210312_093237.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	240.4 KB 
ID:	608894  

    alberto pereira
    Colt clubcab 2.8tdi 4x4 2005
    Ford Fiesta 1.4i (SWAMBO]
    jurgens off road trailor xt 140
    opel corsa 1.7 dti 2006

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    46
    Posts
    1,605
    Thanked: 1872

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Adendorff
    I cant see this one on adendorffs website
    Willem

    Ford Ranger 3.0Tdci Super Cab 4x4
    (workshop whore)


  20. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Plett/Paulshof
    Age
    54
    Posts
    3,398
    Thanked: 1379

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Adendorff
    I have the jackhub one, looks similar. They are really good. I use mine often to change boat trailer wheels so I can fit it in my garage
    Bruce Hunter. 2019 FJ Cruiser, Audi Q5S Tdi, 2019 VW Tiguan 4motion 2.0tsi(work vehicle), Bush Lapa Kewer 2202, Fusion 17 boat-Yamaha FT100hp 4st.

  21. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Grabouw
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,682
    Thanked: 361

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    The only drawback is the size.
    Case dimensions 380x350x180. Otherwise works like a charm. Even has a glass breaking tool.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	42bf9fe6-ae7e-41b8-a149-010cfd50f94e.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	72.9 KB 
ID:	608909   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	990b8a8f-f31f-4362-8cc6-266778701c06.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	58.3 KB 
ID:	608910  
    Barnie Hickman
    Jeep XJ 95 "Witblitz" Jeep XJ 99 "Goldi" Swambo's

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to BarnieH For This Useful Post:


  23. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanked: 1268

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Adendorff
    I was at Ardendoff today for something else and saw this sitting on a shelf. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210319_122724.jpg 
Views:	117 
Size:	64.1 KB 
ID:	609625Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210319_122735.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	60.1 KB 
ID:	609626
    The humble person makes room for progress; the arrogant person believes they’re already there.
    2004 Disco 2 Td5
    Suzuki SJ410 (being rebuild)
    VW Touran 2.0Tdi
    Lotus 7 (replica - not a kit)
    Freelance Photographer (part time)
    Member Of: Southern African Freelancers' Association

  24. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Kidd's Beach
    Posts
    174
    Thanked: 82

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    I was at Ardendoff today for something else and saw this sitting on a shelf. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210319_122724.jpg 
Views:	117 
Size:	64.1 KB 
ID:	609625Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210319_122735.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	60.1 KB 
ID:	609626
    Yep I bought one for a freind in vereeniging this afternoon. Cheaper than last time. R2500. A BARGAIN Ibelieve.

  25. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    514
    Thanked: 49

    Default Re: Electric Car Jack

    Those are available in the Cape Town branch too -also at the R2495 price.
    Life starts
    where the comfort-zone ends.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •