Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Super Duty & Heavy Duty
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Super Duty & Heavy Duty 1999 to current Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty with diesel V8 and gas V8 and V10 engines SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 02:01 PM
Stone Mathews's Avatar
Stone Mathews Stone Mathews is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Allegheny Mountains, VA
Posts: 215
Stone Mathews is starting off with a positive reputation.
What size floor jack?

So I wheel my floor jack beneath my new-to-me 1999 stock F-250 4X4 5.4L last night and for the first time since I've had this floor jack I realize just how tiny it is.....

Then again, this truck makes most things look tiny, like my garage for instance.

Anyway, can I get a recomendation on what size floor jack I'll need for this monster?

Thanks,

Stone
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 02:08 PM
SBastow SBastow is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Erie,Pa
Posts: 261
SBastow is starting off with a positive reputation.
I use a 3 ton jack/stands works great.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Remmy Remmy is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 80
Remmy is starting off with a positive reputation.
6,000 lb. should be plenty. Just used one to install the readylift on my v10.
__________________
2008 F250 cc 4x4 3v V10, 2.5" Lift, 35" Toyo M/Ts on 20" Ion Alloys, Magnaflow Custom True Dual Exhaust, Troyer Performance Custom Tune, McCulloch H.I.D. Headlight Conversion, Firestone Air Bags

2007 Yukon Denali, 6.2 Liter, 6-Speed Auto, Stock
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 02:28 PM
wickerad wickerad is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 25
wickerad is starting off with a positive reputation.
3 ton. I have the Craftsman combo that works great. Use it for the 7.3L and the mustang. The creeper is always good to have also. $129

Craftsman 3 ton Floor Jack, Jack Stands and Creeper Set - Model 50188 at Sears.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 02:31 PM
MPHorvat MPHorvat is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 71
MPHorvat is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just Encounterd Floor Jack Death

Literally 2 weekends ago I was doing a tire rotation. I removed the spare, jacked up front left, swapped there, moved to rear right, swapped there, moved on to front right and began to lift, felt like the jack was struggling a bit, then heard and saw it pee'ing jack fluid all over my driveway - my 18-year-old Harbor Freight 2-1/4 Ton Floor Jack just bought the proverbial farm.

My suggestion: get one that's rated for more than 4500 pounds. Of course, one could spend considerable coin for a floor jack, several hundreds of dollars for fancy, lightweigh aluminum ones that won't lift the weight of a 3/4-ton truck w/ a big 'ole diesel engine in it. Personally, I may forego the floor jack route and return to strictly bottle jack use.

While we're (sortuv) on the topic, where does one place a jack (floor, bottle, whatever) to lift so that one can then place a proper jackstand in the proper position for it? I've encountered this on BMWs: the jackpad lift points are for both lifting and supporting, so if the position is being used to lift, you can't place the jackstand there. Instead, one must find an alternate position to lift, leaving the proper jackstand place avaialble for the stand.

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 09:06 PM
WildWildWest's Avatar
WildWildWest WildWildWest is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
Posts: 889
WildWildWest has a great reputation on FTE.WildWildWest has a great reputation on FTE.WildWildWest has a great reputation on FTE.WildWildWest has a great reputation on FTE.WildWildWest has a great reputation on FTE.
I have the Michelin 3 1/2 Ton floor jack and it works great. My wife gave it to me for Christmas a year and a half ago. I think she got it at Canadian Tire but in the States I think they are available at Sam's Club.

Very heavy duty jack - weighs a ton but works great. Two piece long handle. I think they are worth about $130Cdn - probably cheaper in the states. Good quality jack for the money in my opinion - perfect for the garage mechanic with a 3/4 ton truck!!

Canadian Tire
__________________
2011 F350 Lariat Ultimate FX4 6.7L PS, H&S MiniMaxx Race Tuner, 4" FloPro Dual Exhaust w/23" Muffler, S&B Intake, H&S EGR Delete, Titan 50 Gal. Fuel Tank, Firestone Air Bags w/AirLift WirelessAIR. Over 100,000 miles!!
2013 CrossRoads Cruiser Patriot CF345RF
2010 Lincoln MKX Limited (Wife's)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 09:36 PM
elee3 elee3 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 585
elee3 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.elee3 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I have a 3 1/2 ton floor jack from Sam's. I think it is like $70. Works great.
__________________
Lee
2012 F250 SD CC SB Fx4 Lariat 6.7 PSD
1995 F150 XL 4wd 5.0
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 09:45 PM
mudmaker's Avatar
mudmaker mudmaker is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Severance, Colorado
Posts: 2,476
mudmaker has a very good reputation on FTE.mudmaker has a very good reputation on FTE.mudmaker has a very good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MPHorvat View Post
Literally 2 weekends ago I was doing a tire rotation. I removed the spare, jacked up front left, swapped there, moved to rear right, swapped there, moved on to front right and began to lift, felt like the jack was struggling a bit, then heard and saw it pee'ing jack fluid all over my driveway - my 18-year-old Harbor Freight 2-1/4 Ton Floor Jack just bought the proverbial farm.

Thats too bad about the floor jack, I use the same one and, knock on wood, it works good still. Mine is at least 16yrs old, so maybe I still have two years left LOL!!
__________________
Marc



2002 Excursion Limited 4X4, PSD, 6637, CCV, Gauges, 4" MBRP, John Woods Valve Body, DP Tuner
2001 F250 4x4 PSD, SUPERCAB, ARE UTILITY TOPPER
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 10:15 PM
thedaddycat thedaddycat is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,154
thedaddycat is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
OK guys, floor jacks are great IF you have a nice hard flat concrete floor to use them on. I have a crushed stone driveway and the jack will not roll like it's designed to when lifting very much in height. I use 4 ton and 6 ton bottle jacks and four 3 ton jack stands to get all four wheels up and solidly supported. I set the jacks under the axles and the stands as far out towards the wheels as I can. I raise the stands up a notch as soon as I have the clearance to do so, just in case the jack should slip. Even when working on the car I will use the bottle jack as soon as I can. I have a couple of scissor jacks that are good for low clearance situations and straight vertical lifting, but I prefer the bottle jacks just for brute strength.
__________________
'03 F-350 XLT 6.0 PSD SRW SC SB FX4
Dieselsite coolant & tranny filters, Bright Box,
22" wipers, M-H FD RD Tranny covers, Fluidamper, leveling kit
TAG, Power Elbow, Blisteins, gages, MBRP 4" Turbo-back
XCal2 by SDT, HFCM drain, Centrimatic balancers
ESP luber, Oilguard bypass filter
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 10:30 PM
V10man's Avatar
V10man V10man is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,524
V10man is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I bought the 3.5 Ton jack from Sams a couple years ago. It's the one with the quick lift. After rotating the tires on my F350 is no longer quick lifted. Now it leaks and only goes 1/2 way up. It should have been able to lift the whole truck but it struggled just lifting one corner.
__________________
2002 F250, V10, 3.73, longbed, supercab, 4x2
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 11:09 PM
biz4two's Avatar
biz4two biz4two is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 5,237
biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.
Arrow

My wife got me for Christmas a 3-ton Central Hydraulics floor jack from Harbor Freight. She also got me a set of 6-ton Central Machinery jack stands.

Lots of lifting and holding power now!


biz
__________________

2012 FORD F250 SD CC 156" Lariat FX4 6.2L BOSS 4x4 4.30s
2003 F250 SD SC 142" XLT FX4 V10 Auto 4x4 3.73s -- Traded
1976 F150 LWB Custom 4x4 390FE NP435 3.50s
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2008, 11:41 PM
texastech_diesel's Avatar
texastech_diesel texastech_diesel is online now
Disgruntled Texan
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Justin, TX
Posts: 5,387
texastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputation
I use a 6 ton bottle jack and 6 ton jack stands from Tractor Supply. I had to get the 6 ton stands, the three's just looked whipmy, and if my head is going to be a foot from it under a diesel engine....... yeah, I'm going bigger than necessary. I went with the bottle jack because it's small enough to carry around in my toolbox and it beats the heck out of the stock screw jack.
__________________
Bryan- 2007 F-250 FX4 6.0L

Nancy, you been going to that healer for twelve years, and you still get headaches every night.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 03-25-2009, 11:12 PM
jlmotox's Avatar
jlmotox jlmotox is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canyon Country
Posts: 542
jlmotox is starting off with a positive reputation.
sorry to drag up an old post but I am getting ready to do a suspension lift on my truck and was curious as to where would the safest place to put the jack stands on the frame to drop the front axle? then where in the rear is the safest? I have the harbor freight 6ton stands and the 3ton jack which so far have been great but I am now worried the stands won't be tall enough...
__________________
2005 F250 FX4 4x4 PSD Lariet cc sb srw
4" Mbrp turbo back exhaust,Muffler delete, Airaid intake, ARP studs, blue spring mod, SCT X4 tuner, Gearhead tunes, Warn 12,000lb winch w/hide a winch bumper, custom light bar with 4 - 8" lights, 37" Toyo M/T tires, 8" lift, Pioneer Navigation w/ XM, reverse camera, 10" Kicker sub, 15% tint, reverse lights (aka A-hole lights), Firestone air bags, Truxedo bed cover
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2009, 02:09 AM
Roadfind's Avatar
Roadfind Roadfind is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FOLSOM CA
Posts: 126
Roadfind is starting off with a positive reputation.
lifting

I use a 6 ton air jack , so much easier than pumping 2tons into the air, besides I can press a button with one hand while sipping a barley pop with the other
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2009, 07:35 AM
juneau76's Avatar
juneau76 juneau76 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,050
juneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud ofjuneau76 has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlmotox View Post
sorry to drag up an old post but I am getting ready to do a suspension lift on my truck and was curious as to where would the safest place to put the jack stands on the frame to drop the front axle? then where in the rear is the safest? I have the harbor freight 6ton stands and the 3ton jack which so far have been great but I am now worried the stands won't be tall enough...
I haven't done it on my truck and I have not seen the underside of an '05-up, but my past experience with other vehicles tells me that you need to find a flat spot on the frame behind the control arm mounts. Again, I'm not sure if this helps because I've never seen the newer setup.
__________________
Brad
2010 F-150 XLT Supercrew 4x4 5.4L
2013 Explorer Limited (The wife's family truckster)

Quote:
You haven't lived life until you've done 110mph in a Yugo
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 07:35 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Super Duty & Heavy Duty

Tags
central, excursion, f150, f250, floor, ford, hydraulics, jack, lift, machinery, service, size, stands, tall, ton, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup