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Item: Heavy Duty Ratchet Jack - Mechanical - Hand Operated - Service Range: 14 to 21 inches - Capacity: 5 tons
Manufacturer / Brand: Simplex
How It Works: Pumping action turns gears to raise the lifting shaft
Value Added Feature: More lightweight, mobile, and rugged than oil-operated jacks
Applications: Recommended for lightweight lifting jobs and heavy duty load holding in the field & remote locations - Lighter models are used by telephone, light and power, and railroad companies - Heavier models are used by structural movers, riggers, and maintenance crews
Description: Also known as the railroad jack, notch jack, utility jack, hand crank jack, or farm jack - Comes with double-lever sockets for jacking in close quarters - Multiple-tooth pawls offer strength & safety - Comes with drop-forged alloy steel, heat-treated components, adjustable spring links, and precision machining throughout - Plated springs resist corrosion - Large base insures a firm foundation - Supports full rated capacity on the toe or the head - Jack has direction switch: Set to 'lift', then pump to lift the load or set switch to 'lower', then pump to lower the load
Attention: Before purchasing, please consider the 'handle effort per ton of load' as listed in the table with each item. What this means for you: Assume the handle effort per ton is 10 lbs. If you lift 5 tons of weight, you have to push the pumping handle with 50 lbs of force (10 lbs x 5) each time you pump.
Includes: (1) one ratchet jack
Accessories: Steel pumping handle sold separately
WARNING: Never exceed rated capacity!