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Fisher Bill

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Posted: 08/02/21 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Veebyes wrote:

Fisher Bill wrote:

I use a floor jack and then put 6000# jack stands under the axles I'm working on.


You carry a floor jack & jack stands with you on the road??


No, I thought he was speaking of driveway repair, I used the truck jack on the side of the highway and with the big trucks going by the trailer was moving around, didn't like that felling but completed the job.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

laknox wrote:

Veebyes wrote:

Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt.

Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping.


Or you could buy, or make, something like THIS.

Lyle


With the tire flat how do you get that under the axle?


Well, given that my 12t lo-pro jack is < 8" tall, you could easily angle it under the axle, between the u-bolts and stand it upright. Especially as the axle is angled upwards from the flat to the inflated tire.

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laknox wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

laknox wrote:

Veebyes wrote:

Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt.

Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping.


Or you could buy, or make, something like THIS.

Lyle


With the tire flat how do you get that under the axle?


Well, given that my 12t lo-pro jack is < 8" tall, you could easily angle it under the axle, between the u-bolts and stand it upright. Especially as the axle is angled upwards from the flat to the inflated tire.

Lyle


Thanks, just seems so much easier to simply pull up onto something under the good tire (and safer).


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