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Old 06-08-2017, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Harbor Freight 4 ton floor jack

What do you guys think of it in comparison with the 3 ton?

Regular price is 129.99 but with a coupon it's 119.99.


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Old 06-08-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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I have one that was free. It's about 5 years old. I'm happy

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Old 06-08-2017, 06:37 PM   #3
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Find a 20 % off coupon (unless they are not good on jacks)
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:51 PM   #4
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I bought an 8000lb come along yesterday for 39.00.

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Old 06-08-2017, 10:13 PM   #5
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I have had one for about 6 years and it's still going strong.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:48 AM   #6
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Went ahead and ordered one. Hope it holds up.

Some folks suggest changing out the hydraulic fluid in it upon purchase.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:08 PM   #7
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I think it will lift 1 more ton. In comparison
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:16 PM   #8
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I've got the exact jack and so far, so good. I use it on the tractor when I get flats on the front.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:25 PM   #9
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I got the 3 ton. Won't lift the front of my F-250. Will lift the back though.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #10
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Wonder if all these jacks are shipped without a full fill of hydraulic oil. I already have plenty of fresh fluid on hand and will just drain out what the new jack comes with and then put in what's supposed to be better.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:24 PM   #11
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I got the 3 ton. Won't lift the front of my F-250. Will lift the back though.

Hmmmm....mine lifts my F350 with the 7.3 easily. The 7.3 is not light. Is the hydraulic fluid full?



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Wonder if all these jacks are shipped without a full fill of hydraulic oil. I already have plenty of fresh fluid on hand and will just drain out what the new jack comes with and then put in what's supposed to be better.
I am pretty sure mine said to check Hyd Fluid before use. I had to add a very small amount to get it to recommended full amount and haven't needed any since. I'm not sure if that's a factory shipping or settling issue or what. You'd think it would be full before it left. But in the end it was nothing..

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Old 06-11-2017, 02:48 PM   #12
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Had one for about 8 yrs. Leaks a little now, but it has got its money's worth
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:20 AM   #13
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I have the 3 ton and it has been great for 4 years.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:38 PM   #14
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Seems like a fairly rugged jack for the money. Only had one real issue during shipment. Looks like the jack rode upside down in its box on the floor of either the FedEx truck while headed to me or possibly the wearhouse. It got banged up a bit and thus the grease zerk on top was snapped off above the base. Hope this jack holds up. Will bleed the air and top off if needed according to instructions prior to use.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #15
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I've had one about 5 years or so and it hasn't let me down yet. Good buy imo.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:32 PM   #16
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Customer Service gave the options of :

A) -shipping the slightly damaged jack back to them with the return label they'd send.

or

B) -return it to a HF store to get an exchange.


These jacks only have a 90 day warranty according to the owners manual.

I'm thinking about just keeping it and replacing the broken zerk myself, since it appears to be mainly cosmetic damage that occurred during shipping.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #17
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Very very good. Seven years strong, Heavy use. the Bottle Jacks are good too
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #18
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I have lifted connex box storage containers with the 3 ton floor jack. We level foundations with the bottle jacks. Many years
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:52 PM   #19
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What does Customer Reviews say? I would look there first.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:21 PM   #20
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I have had one for maybe 10 years and still works like a champ!


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Old 06-22-2017, 06:28 AM   #21
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What size is the grease zerk that's on top at the hinged part of the lift arm? Is it metric?
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