Bottle jacks or hydraulic jacks are ideal for lifting automobile & machinery for short intervals. They can also be used in cranes, lifting platforms and other material handling equipment in aeronautical, mining and transportation facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accessories are compatible with these bottle jacks?
Raptor Supplies can deliver a wide range of accessories that fit into these bottle jacks. Bottle jack base plates are used to increase the footprint of a jack and increase stability on uneven surfaces. We can also procure jack extensions, jack pads & round axle tube pads for extending the reach of the jack pistons & lifting heavy loads safely without damaging their surfaces.
What is the difference between a bottle jack and a floor jack?
Bottle jacks mount vertically to lift more weight at higher elevations, as compared to floor jacks. These hydraulic bottle jacks are also cheaper and compact, thereby making them an ideal solution for commercial vehicles. Floor jacks, on the other hand, offer higher stability and lower initial clearance to get under low-lying equipment. Moreover, they do not require any minimum lift height.
What to do if the bottle jack fails to lift an object?
Assuming that the to-be lifted load does not surpass the capacity of the bottle jack, the first thing to check is the oil level in the system. If an inadequate level of oil is found in the system, users should refill it using a compatible hydraulic fluid for maximum performance, self lubrication, and smooth operation. Another thing that may be at fault is either leakage or seal failure. This can be easily solved by replacing the seals on the compression cylinder.
How can users select the right bottle jacks for their needs?
Firstly, the users should note the maximum lift capacity of the bottle jacks and then tally it with their requirements. Next, comes the stroke length of the plunger and minimum & maximum lifting height of the selected bottle jack. Customers should also pay attention to the power source available for operating these bottle jacks.