Trestle jack review

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  1. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

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    I think thats what its called, has any one used one.?
    If your reading this and have not used it. Cording to youtube, its a jack you place horizontal. In position under where you want to lift the big truck. And it has a round ish bottom that flatens out. With it in place you pull forward or back up Untill it locks on the flat part to the ground.
    Any personal experiences would be great thanks.
     
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  3. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    So it "cams" up? No real jacking needed?
     
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  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Yes but as we found out with the pair I bought, nothing stops the truck from rolling beyond the point that it falls.
     
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  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    So, useful for steer axle, or trailer, and requires 2 or 4, doesnt look any lighter or smaller than jack stands or a bottle jack (larger than a single in fact) and height has a relatively low limit as well due to how the cam seems to work.

    Good application of physics, a+
    Poor real world wide use case d-
     
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  6. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

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    Ok. I won't be getting them, thank you again every one.
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It is great for a shop setting where you can have stops set up to stop the truck. Even using wheel chocks to stop the truck didn’t prevent the chock from moving out of place.
     
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  8. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

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    Stops as in wall or something similar?
     
  9. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    If you're looking for something to keep in the truck with you or for more portability try Harbor Freight's bottle jacks. I have a couple and they work well at an affordable price. Grab some HD jack stands too.
     
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  10. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

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    I have a dirt drive way at home. With limited space. I will look into the harbor Frieght ones next thank you.
     
  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Because your drive is dirt, you will need to have a proper base under your jack/stands, consider pouring a concrete pad or large blocks of wood.

    See picture.
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