Will You Trust QuickJack More if it SURVIVES?
The story of our soon-to-be-infamous QuickJack durability test began on a quiet afternoon in early June. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the blowing breeze but a forgotten whisper of time long ago…
Okay, let’s start over. The story does begin in early June, but there were no cherry blossoms, and no one was whispering.
The true origin of this event takes place on the internet. Anyone who follows our videos knows we read just about everything that everyone has ever said about QuickJack. We’re obsessed with improving our product and ensuring a better user experience for anyone who owns it. That means even one or two instances of a sub-optimal review drive us into action.
And so it happened just like that. We received a couple of reviews stating (in language we can’t repeat here) that QuickJack doesn’t look like it’s going to hold up over time. Aka it’s flimsy, puny or somehow inferior to other garage lifts. To settle these concerns, we knew we had to attack the comments head-on. We could have just let it go instead, but we’re all a bit on the tenacious side.
After considerable discussion and planning, as well as some hand-wringing from the higher-ups when the “big test” idea was pitched, we went through with the original plan full-throttle. Why the hand-wringing? Well, imagine you run a company and your marketing team approaches you to say, “You know what would be GREAT? Let’s throw one of our most successful products off the roof of our highest building and film it.” We’re pretty sure Maytag and Kenmore don’t have to deal with these shenanigans from their teams. Somehow, they agreed to this crazy scheme.
After seeing the first mini-test, which involves a fork lift and a pick-up truck, we weren’t going to fully convince the haters that QuickJack could truly hold up under severe conditions. We needed to go big or go home. After all, our goal was to make a video that proved once and for all that QuickJack will remain problem-free no matter how hard it gets smashed and bashed around the garage. Since the frames are meant to be jostled around a lot, the test would need to show a lot of jostling. The more violence we could show while keeping a PG rating, the better. And, you know, we have a 40-foot roof with substantially thick concrete underneath, so in a way, how could we not throw QuickJack off of it? It’s perfect logic—don’t question it.
Like any tool you’ve ever owned, or car you’ve ever driven, if you use QuickJack enough, it’s going to receive a few cosmetic battle scars. Paint scratches and surface indentions are all harmless. We sincerely doubt you’ll ever find a way to truly “break” it, as long as you adhere to the manual’s usage and maintenance schedule. The haters can hate on that all they want.
The video below was made for everyone who wants to know what QuickJack is really made of; who wants to know if their garage lift can withstand the rigors of time in a shop or home garage; who wants to be the one with the lift, and not the one borrowing for once! If you meet a hater, show them this destruction test as solid proof that we mean what we say when we call QuickJack an extremely rugged and totally revolutionary tool. Enjoy.