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The Hydraulic Jack Explained

The hydraulic jack has become one of the most prominent pieces of equipment across all industrial workplaces. This is because of the need to move large and heavy loads on a regular basis. When combined with skates, large units can be used with easy and little human effort. But how does the hydraulic jack achieve this?

Such hydraulic jacks – such as the toe jack – works similarly to other jacks, like a pulley. In order for jacks to work, they have to have an external power that exerts force. In a non-hydraulic basis, this can be through human exertion of pumping a jack. You’ll often see this in the lay-bys of roads all across the UK. But hydraulic jacks, unlike their mechanical counterparts, use a pump to generate that force. Given that a person doesn’t need to pump anything, this means that it can generate a force far greater than a human can achieve via their body strength. Hydraulic jacks make for great lifting equipment as they utilise a hydraulic fluid and mechanical power via the way of a pump system. The pump can either be external or internal. The hydraulic fluid is pushed from one cylinder to another. The cylinder is closed off and the pressure caused by the fluid being in that confined space creates a force that can push upwards and, thus, raise a heavy load with relative ease. But in order for such a jack to be functional, it cannot leak fluid.

HTS Direct Limited’s ECO-Jack is the hydraulic jack of the future. It comes with a five-year warranty, ensuring that if there are any issues, we will offer you a repair or replacement during that period for free. And for those using an external pump, we can provide a drip free male hose coupler. To find out just how good the build quality of our products is, please visit, call us on +44 (0)1785-816747 or email us via

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