There is an ongoing debate about which metal is best to build floor jacks with. The two most common ones found are either steel or aluminum jacks. Each material has its own set of benefits and advantages, so it’s hard to really pinpoint which is better as a whole.
Steel jacks are known for being durable and capable of handling a heavy workload. They traditionally lift heavier loads and last longer than aluminum, but also weight a lot more. This makes mobility and storage an issue. In addition, steel jacks are susceptible to corrosion so they must be stored carefully.
On the other hand, aluminum jacks are lightweight, which makes them very easy to pick up and store above ground. Although steel is commonly regarded as stronger, certain grades of aluminum are just as hard and strong as steel.
One of the biggest advantages of aluminum is that it’s resistant to rust, so it will keep its sleek look and structural integrity for a long time.
If you think about the benefits steel and aluminum offer, it’s no surprise that the Powerzone is such a popular floor jack. This awesome floor jack is a hybrid that uses an aluminum frame for lightweight, and a steel handle for strength and durability.
The Powerzone offer the best of both worlds in a single jack, which has made it one of the most popular jacks found worldwide.
Don’t let the fact that they a produced in China put you off, the Powerzone floor jacks are light, strong, and capable of withstanding regular usage like a trooper.
Introducing The Powerzone 380044
The Powerzone 380044 is an extremely affordable floor jack that is capable of lifting up vehicles of up to 6000 pounds. Not only this, but it’s also one of the few jacks that are capable of lifting 3 tons while weighing less than 60 pounds.
- Materials: Aluminum
- Weight Capacity: 3 Ton (6000 pounds)
- Height Capacity: 4.5″ to 18.25″
- Security Features: Bypass and Overload Valves to Prevent Overextension or Use Beyond Capacity
- Product Weight: 59.1 Lbs
- Jack Dimensions: 28.4 x 13.9 x 7.4 Inches
This floor jack was met with a lot of skepticism when it first entered the market because it’s manufactured in China. However, the Powerzone has proven its high-quality build and materials over and over again, leaving critics speechless and customers happy.
There are many features that make the Powerzone an attractive floor jack for auto professionals and hardcore DIYers alike. For instance, with a clearance height of 4 inches, this jack is suitable for low vehicles, sports cars, and other specialty rides alike.
When it comes to height capacities, the Powerzone’s maximum height stands at 18.25 inches. Although it’s below than their average competitor, this is more than enough space to comfortably go under a vehicle with a mechanic creeper and carry out repairs comfortably.
This jack’s circular saddle is padded with a soft rubber layer to prevent any scratches and dents on the frame and body of your car. The bottom end of the handle is also padded in case it comes in contact with your vehicle.
The steel handle powers the quick lifting hydraulic system than can achieve maximum height in about half a dozen pumps. For security purposes, this jack comes equipped with an emergency valve to prevent usage above its limit weight capacity.
What We Like
There are plenty of good reasons why the Powerzone is so popular among auto professionals and handy homeowners. The first thing that stands out is the aluminum frame, which is lightweight, easy to transport, and rust-resistant.
The two-piece handle is made of steel, and can be separated into two parts for easy packaging, storage, and transport. This does not affect the strength or sturdiness of the jack as it’s capable of lifting up to 6000 pounds, and if properly maintained, can last for decades.
Lifting speed is an important factor when selecting a floor jack, and the Powerzone is one of the fastest in its class. Requiring about 6 or 7 pumps to reach max height, it’s perfect for busy workshops and auto repair centers that need to lift several vehicles per day.
Keeping you and the lifted load safe are the two most important factors to determining if a floor jack is good or not. This jack has safety features that prevent you from using it with vehicles that above its limitations, helping you maintain a safe work environment at all times.
Mobility is a major advantage with this floor jack as well. It’s equipped with four caster wheels, and the rear ones rotate with easy moving and placing.
What We Don’t Like
Some users have reported issues with the two-piece handle because it requires a bolt to attach safety. As for setup time, this those pose a problem, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to attach the two pieces together.