Product Review- Getting jacked

MYCHANIC 3T Low Profile Floor Jack

This unit was provided to me by Delk, distributer for the MYCHANIC brand, for review.

Quick Facts:

-lift 3” to 20”

-capacity 3 tons (6000 pounds)

-all steel construction weighing 78 pounds

-rolls on polyurethane wheels

The MYCHANIC 3T Low Profile Floor Jack, (model 53034) arrives in a compact, but heavy (82 pounds) single box.  Little assembly is needed.  When you open it, you’ll see the Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions, the handle as two components, and the 3T Jack itself. 

The assembly instructions start by telling you to insert the lower part of the handle into the jack socket.  However, before you can do this there is a step not mentioned in the instructions.  You need to remove the transport aluminum spring catch (shown in the following picture with the red arrow pointing to it) which holds the socket assembly down.

Doing it is easy, just step on the socket to relieve the pressure on the spring catch and slip it off.  Then gently ease up on your foot to allow the socket to raise up on its own.

Once you do that, you can insert the lower handle into the socket, finger tighten the retainer bolt and then use a wrench to tighten the bolt home. 

Add in the second (top) section of the handle and you are just about ready to use the 3T Jack.  The instructions tell you to pump the handle 10-15 times to force out any air that might be in the system.  Then you are ready to use the jack.

One of the first things you’ll notice about this jack is how nice it looks!  It is finished in black with bright green highlights (like the rest of their product line).  The second thing you’ll like is the considerable heft of the well-constructed unit at nearly 80 pounds.  However, because of the polyurethane wheels, it rolls effortlessly and quietly across all types of flooring, without scuff marks or damage.

Well thought through design elements include protective padding on the lift arm and the saddle plate.

It raises your vehicle very effortlessly, smoothly and quickly.  The low profile (3 inches!) comes in very handy when working on sports cars and other vehicles with low clearance. It smoothly goes from the low of 3

inches, to a high lift of nearly 20 inches!

As can be seen in this image, it easily goes under the somewhat low clearance of the Corvette Stingray (even with the Stingray having jacking pucks installed on its frame at the recommended jack points).

With several pumps of the handle, the MYCHANIC 3T Jack easily lifts the entire side (both front and back wheels and tires) off the floor.  [Of course, for safety, the opposite side wheels are securely chocked.]

Considering its lifting capacity and heft, the MYCHANIC 3T has a relatively small footprint of 26 ½ inches long, by 13 ½ inches wide (at its widest point of the rear wheels). It lists for $199 and comes with a two-year hassle-free warranty.  Country of origin is China.  If you order from the MYCHANIC web site, they offer a $3.99 flat rate ground shipping to the 48 Contiguous United States.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for visiting.

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