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Mechanical Toe Jack Versus Other Hydraulic Equipment – What’s Best?

Mechanical toe jack equipment is very popular across industries where workers need to move heavy ton loads. However, this isn’t the only hydraulic equipment available for moving heavy loads. There are others that could be suited to certain situations. But what’s the best one?

Firstly, it’s important to realise that all of these devices use the same basic principles. While other jacks, such as the mechanical jack, use different principles, hydraulic jacks make use of force generated by pressure to lift heavy ton loads. This is done via pump plungers moving oil through two separate cylinders, resulting in pressure being built within one of the cylinders. One such jack that became popular was the bottle jack. This started to come into prominence during the 1990s and was made to lift up vehicles for service, maintenance or inspection. This is because bottle jacks would raise loads higher up than the traditional trolley jacks – which were largely for moving or allowing just one person underneath to make repairs on the underside of the equipment or vehicle. However, the additional height of bottle jacks makes it inappropriate for vehicles, equipment or machinery with low ground clearance. Hoists also offer great lifting equipment that works well with lifting particular parts overhead – such as engines. You will also need good quality hoist rings. However, you will need ceiling space and will need to take more safety considerations due to equipment being lifted over workers’ heads. A toe jack is a great alternative to all these options. It draws from the advantages of having low ground clearance, high lifting height and a lasting durability.

That is, of course, if you buy a quality mechanical toe jack. We’re glad to say that HTS Direct Limited provide just that. Our hydraulic jacks are state-of-the-art and offer speed, longevity and safety. To see our range, just go to, email or call +44 (0)1785-816747.

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