The October 2017 issue of Workshop Magazine performed a product test on a range of trolley jacks. The test looked at some of the leading makes and models of trolley jacks awarding our Expert Low Profile Quick Lift Trolley Jack (2 tonne) “Best Buy” along with an overall rating of 5/5. The 6 jacks were used to change a wheel on a five-door family hatchback and tested on their ease of operation, how easy or difficult they were to position underneath the vehicle, along with their portability and stability. Purchase cost and build quality also played a big part in the evaluation.
For the money, this is an excellent jack, benefiting from a low, wide chassis (at 70mm, the lowest ‘low entry’ jack on test). It feels stable in operation and reaches its full height in just seven pumps – not as quick as the two Sealey low-entry jacks, but still requiring a minimum of effort or fuss. It has a wide, padded saddle that makes it easy to position under a vehicle, while the saddle itself is white, making it easier to see once beneath the car. It also has a foam pad around the lower part of the handle, helping protect the sills and lower bodywork of cars being worked on. Indeed, our only criticism is that, while the grey paint scheme looks smart, it does make it difficult to see in a dark, grey-floored workshop.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Craig Cheetham, Workshop Magazine, October 2017.