5 Crazy QuickJack Tests Not Safe for Home


5 Crazy QuickJack Tests Not Safe for Home

Monday, October 22, 2018
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Since 2016, our team has been putting QuickJack through the ringer. We’ve tested its lifting capacity, hydraulic strength and frame durability. In doing so, we’ve pushed the limits of what we thought was possible (and what our head safety officer would allow). Every test was OSHA compliant and accident-free. At times, additional safety officers, trained forklift operators and other ranking personnel were brought in to ensure the tests were safely conducted. One thing is for certain: We haven’t been able to break QuickJack… no matter how hard we tried. Here are five crazy QuickJack tests that are not safe for home.

QuickJack BL-5000SLX: Will it fail? We put it to the test!

The test that started them all. It felt like a massive endeavor at the time, but looking back, it actually feels a bit cautious. During the engineering and QA phases of QuickJack’s development, the frames were tested to hold up well beyond the lift’s rated weight capacity. However, no one had ever filmed that test. In fact, we don’t know of any car lift manufacturer that has ever filmed an overload test and blasted it on social media. The point of this test was to see how much weight QuickJack could support from a locked position. We more than tripled its rated capacity, so we think it was a success.

QuickJack Stability Test: Will it Fail?

This was less of a true “fail test” and more about making a point while having fun. We took the guy who looks the most awkward running and, with his consent, had him bash into the raised QuickJack Mustang. Ironically, this was probably the riskiest endeavor of all our test videos because we showed a human being (safely) slamming into a car. Are there better ways to prove QuickJack is stable? Yes. Are they as fun to make? Not even close.

We Destroy QuickJack to Prove It’s Safe

We loved making this test video. After all, it involved a torch and a whole lot of steel being sawed straight through. Very dramatic. At the time, we were repeatedly hearing a false accusation: that QuickJack uses hydraulic force to keep vehicles lifted. We insisted QuickJack’s mechanical safety locks support all weight put on the frames, but naysayers were unconvinced. So, we lifted 5,000 lbs. of steel and cut the extended cylinder ram in half. Very convincing.

Epic QuickJack Car Lift Fail Video Attempt

Here it is: the crème de la crème of QuickJack fail test videos. In our very first test video, we simply rested 16,000 lbs. of steel on top of a locked BL-5000SLX. For this video, we turned up the heat and decided to actually lift 16,000 lbs. with the BL-5000SLX. It was a big decision, because we were exceeding any sort of real-world stress test that QuickJack had previously undergone. Before wrapping the project, we pushed it a step further. You’ll have to watch to see what happened next, but the results speak for themselves: QuickJack is an exceptionally safe tool for home maintenance.

Will QuickJack Survive a 40-Foot Drop?

This video is like dubstep: it’s all about the drop. We threw two packaged frames off a 40-foot drop. We abused them in some other ways too. QuickJack doesn’t believe in planned obsolescence. Our frames are made to last. If we can lift a car with this model after what we put it through, you’re going to be fine for many years of work with yours.

If there’s a test you’d like to see, please reach out and let us know. A lot of these videos happened because of a request from someone like you. Comment below or in the comments section on the YouTube page of your chosen video. And remember, these QuickJack tests are not safe for home, so don’t try them!

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  • Douglas Lemmo

    HI, I have watched all of your videos and have a Quick Jack 3000 which I use with my 57 T-Bird and 66 Mustang. The one set up criteria that I am not comfortable with, and which I have spent a lot of time complying with is the requirement that the two jacks be parallel within 2 inches of each other. I understand why they need to be parallel, given the approximately one foot of travel as the move up, but given the geometry of the frames and desired lift points ( and the difficulty of measuring the parallelism of the jacks) the 2 inch requirement makes positioning the jacks somewhat time consuming. How stringent is the 2 inch requirement?
    Also, on the T-Bird, given that the center of gravity appears to be just forward of the front of the door and the forward lift point, on the frame, is an inch of so to the rear of the center of gravity, when I begin to lift the car, the rear of the lift jack rises about an inch of so off of the floor. As the jack continues to rise, the center of gravity of the car with respect to the center of the jack, moves rearward to a position between the front and rear supports of the jack. The rear support pads of the jack make contact with the floor as the C.G. shifts. Is this a problem?