Lightweight and Durable
If you’re in the market for a floor jack, you might be unnecessarily distracted by the differences between aluminum and steel construction. Metalwork today is on the leading edge of technology, and as a result aluminum is nearly as strong and durable as steel. In fact, if your work area is conducive to the proper care and treatment of your automotive tools, the tradeoff in weight might just make aluminum an easy choice.
While aluminum is a bit more susceptible to dents and dings, it can weigh less than half its steel counterpart. If you’re a person who occasionally uses a floor jack, the price and weight considerations should be taken seriously. After all, a product that simply weighs more but doesn’t offer any additional functionality for your most common tasks is the wrong tool for the job.
Listed below are three top-rated aluminum floor jacks with the most common features and functionality.
PowerZone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage Jack
This particular aluminum floor jack includes a heavy-duty steel handle for strength and durability. At just 59 pounds, the PowerZone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage Jack is the perfect automotive tool for your garage and will withstand daily use in your shop.
This jack offers an impressive lift range from 4 inches to an incredible 18.25 inches and will confidently lift and hold up to 6,000 pounds. It includes safety features like a safety valve to prevent failure due to overloading, and a rubberized saddle to ensure a solid, damage-free grip of the undercarriage. The foam covered handle is an added touch and not only provides a secure grip, it also won’t scratch your vehicle should it come into contact with it.
The PowerZone 380044 jack is also designed for portability with its side-mounted handles, rear swivel wheels for optimal positioning, and strong front wheels designed to move quickly into place.
- Aluminum and steel design
- Lightweight design at 49 pounds
- Many included safety features
- 6,000-pound lift capacity
OTC 1532 2-Ton Capacity Aluminum Racing Jack
Have you ever found yourself on the side of the road with an inoperable vehicle and wished you had a lightweight, reliable floor jack to make short work of the repair? With the OTC 1532 2-Ton Aluminum Racing Jack you can prevent this from ever happening again.
It’s lightweight design—a sleek 43 pounds—and a great choice for the back of your vehicle and of course for your garage. The two-part handle disassembles easily for portability, and the side-mounted handles make it easy to hoist into a vehicle.
This jack is feature-rich with a rubberized saddle for a secure, damage-free placement, a four-ton lift capacity to make quick work of tire changes and other similar jobs, and impressive lift capabilities ranging from 3.5 inches to 18 inches. It’s single front roller wheel and swivel rear wheels make it very easy to place in the proper position.
- 4,000-pound lift capacity
- Lightweight aircraft aluminum
- Removable rubberized saddle
- 18-inch lift height
Arcan ALJ2T Aluminum Floor Jack – 2 Ton Capacity
If you’re in the market for a two-ton aluminum floor jack, this modestly priced model from industry leader Arcan is a serious piece of work. The ALJ2T Aluminum Floor Jack with two-ton capacity is lightweight, includes the features and functionality you demand, and gets the job done where lesser models might fail.
This flood jack is considered low-profile as it drops to a flattened height of just 3.5 inches. But don’t be fooled into thinking this jack doesn’t have any real lifting capabilities. In fact, it will raise your vehicle and impressive 19.25 inches, giving you the space you need to easily complete the task at hand.
With its durable front wheels, caster rear wheels, and handles conveniently placed on either side, this Arcan ALJ2T floor jack is designed with portability in mind. You’ll easily be able to move it around your shop or garage and quickly position it for optimal results.
- 4,000-pound lift capacity
- Lightweight but durable aluminum design
- Easily portable for maximum usability
- 19.25-inch maximum lift height