Michelin Bottle Jack


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Old 03-20-14, 10:09 AM
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Michelin Bottle Jack

I have not had good luck with big box bottle jacks. I have a chance to buy Michelin 20 ton jacks, but can't find any information about their quality online. Can anyone assist?
 
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Old 03-20-14, 01:06 PM
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I own several bottle jacks with most of them being of the cheaper variety. They've always worked well for me, what kind of issues are you having with them?
 
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Old 03-20-14, 01:29 PM
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Bottle jacks are quite simple and reliable. It's possible that yours just need oil.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 05:20 PM
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I have a couple that would no longer elevate anywhere near their weight limit even after being repaired at the Home Depot rental desk. Plenty of fluid, but it seems that maybe there was a seal issue.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 06:09 PM
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Well...I won't bad mouth the HD guys...but you might want to search around for a hydraulic repair place. Don't know yer location, but almost any town has someone that does it. Check with a local tire shop and see who they use.
 
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Old 03-21-14, 05:45 AM
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Did they take it apart or just add fluid? Hydraulic jacks aren't overly complicated. I've never torn into a bottle jack but have rebuilt/repaired floor jacks and a porta-power. Might be an o-ring that needs replaced.
 
 

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