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  1. Floor Jacks vs. Trolley Jacks… What is the Difference?

    What is the big difference between trolley jacks and floor jacks? This is a question asked often while shopping for the right equipment for the job. When raising a vehicle for service or maintenance, consider these two important factors: the vehicle weight and the height of the lift point. In addition to these details, it is also key to consider the service type, portability, and price. With safety being key when choosing the right jack, there are several differences between floor jacks and trolley jacks that may lead you to prefer one style or another.


    Beginning with visual aesthetics, both trolley jacks and floor jacks look very similar in design with minor details typically found in the handle, piston, and saddle. Trolley jacks are typically preferred by most professionals, including DIYers home garages because of their robust and heavy structures, reliability, and versatility to accommodate an array of applications. Floor jacks are a popular, low-cost lifting solution, although typically recommended for infrequent use.



    The biggest differences between trolley jacks and floor jacks are the range of lifting heights. Trolley jacks typically boast a wider range of clearance, including a super low-profile minimum height, allowing for use on a variety of luxury and sports vehicles. This wider range of vehicle applications makes service and tire changing an easier task on cars, trucks, and SUVs. Other differences between the jack styles can be found in the structure and internal components. Typically, floor jacks have a lighter construction, allowing for ease of portability. Trolley jack constructions are more commonly constructed from steel and contain a release-spring that allows the operator to release the jack at an accelerated, efficient speed.


    When choosing your shop and service equipment, the application is an important factor to analyze before making a purchase. Trolley jacks are for light, up to heavy-duty applications. Built to withstand vigorous use, trolley jacks are an easy go-to resort for reliable lifting. Some trolley jacks also include special safety features like quick foot-pump lifting or twist and turn quick-release handles found on the ESCO Model 90521 3 Ton Trolley Jack. Special safety features on these specific trolley jacks provide the operator with controlled accuracy while meeting the safe lift point on a vehicle.


    Overall, there are many similarities between floor jacks and trolley jacks. When shopping and selecting new lifting equipment for your garage or mobile fleet, keep in mind the weight and height of the vehicles or equipment being serviced and especially the brand of jack, as there are some companies that offer exclusive warranties, a benefit for jacks being used more frequently. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all jack suited for all applications but selecting the best tools for the job is the safest decision when relying on a manual hydraulic jack for any type of lifting.


    Important Note: Floor jacks and trolley jacks are not designed to sustain the load while service or maintenance is conducted on a vehicle or piece of equipment. Jack stands should always be used in combination with a jack to safety to sustain a load. Load shifts occur when jack stands are not used in combination with a jack and can result in serious injury and/or damage to equipment or vehicle.


  2. Redesigned Handle Adds More Value to Popular ESCO Trolley Jack Model #90521


    Brooksville, FL, December 13, 2019 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, announces the redevelopment to the handle on bestselling 3-ton trolley jack. After lengthy evaluation, testing and research, ESCO is pleased to offer a redesigned 3-ton jack with a modified “T” handle on the Pro Series Trolley Jack Model 90521. The original Pro Series Trolley Jack was previously equipped with a plastic composite “T” handle, prone to failure with vigorous shop application. Making for a sturdier unit, more capable of handling the wear of daily use, the new “T” handles promote less cost and downtime for the end-user.

    The newly redesigned “T” handle boasts a robust and sturdy welded steel construction and rubber hand grips for comfort. This handle modification allows better leverage and handling while manipulating the jack during the process of lifting and lowering a vehicle. Most importantly, the reengineered handles will eliminate the need for replacement parts, hence, reducing the overall cost to the customer over the lifetime of the trolley jack.


    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO


    “We value feedback from our customers and set out to further improve this product after thickening the screw sleeve and plastic on the trolley jack handles last year,” commented ESCO Marketing Director Christopher Manfre. “A handle may appear as a minor feature on a jack; however, we believe this product development serves as a representation of ESCO’s dedication to the industry and our main objective to uphold the quality we believe the tire service market deserves.”

    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO

    These changes have been made effective immediately and are available in current stock.

    For over 35 years, ESCO has been a world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market. ESCO produces tire service and handling products ranging from: heavy-duty bead breakers; hydraulic rams; air hydraulic pumps; heavy duty jacks and stands; tire demounting and mounting tools; tire wheel dollies, torque wrenches, and many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

    For any further questions regarding the new Pro Series Trolley Jack or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at Toll-Free 1-800-352-9852 or Directly at 352-754-1117. For more information about these jack visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.