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My dad bought me a pair of these 40+ years ago & I later bought anther set myself. If they've lasted 4 decades, they must be good.

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You can save a lot of money by just using old lumber you might have lying around the garage; you will note how safety conscious this guy is by chocking the rear tire. Wonder if he is welding up the rusted fuel line! Ahh...he has little concern about dying of old age!
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I am looking to replace the pair of 3 ton Pittsburgh jack stands I bought last month from Harbor Freight. I'm totally uncomfortable with them supporting my car. The load bar shifts side to side when I push down on it (when they are ratcheted, extended). One of the bases doesn't rest flush on all four corners. It teeters a little diagonally. I've just come to the conclusion that they are cheap junk.

I think I'm going to order a pair of the US JACK 3-ton D-41609. I like the double lock mechanism that engages two teeth on the load bar, instead of just one. Larger base 10" x 10". Contact area at the top of the load bar is wider and longer.

I found a post on some other forum where a guy was questioning the welding work on a pair of his US JACK 6-ton units. But that is the only negative comment I've heard about US JACK.

I like this guy's review about US JACK stands:
"I purchased these stands for my son because I wanted to be sure he was safe under a vehicle. His safety was of utmost importance to me and the extra cost was trivial. It is my belief that you spend good money on good things when it comes to protecting things that matter to you. End of story."

Seems like Officer Higgins, who posted about these stands, agrees with the above review.

Did you end up ordering the US JACK 3-ton D-41609?
 

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I am looking to replace the pair of 3 ton Pittsburgh jack stands I bought last month from Harbor Freight. I'm totally uncomfortable with them supporting my car. The load bar shifts side to side when I push down on it (when they are ratcheted, extended). One of the bases doesn't rest flush on all four corners. It teeters a little diagonally. I've just come to the conclusion that they are cheap junk.

I think I'm going to order a pair of the US JACK 3-ton D-41609. I like the double lock mechanism that engages two teeth on the load bar, instead of just one. Larger base 10" x 10". Contact area at the top of the load bar is wider and longer.

I found a post on some other forum where a guy was questioning the welding work on a pair of his US JACK 6-ton units. But that is the only negative comment I've heard about US JACK.

I like this guy's review about US JACK stands:
"I purchased these stands for my son because I wanted to be sure he was safe under a vehicle. His safety was of utmost importance to me and the extra cost was trivial. It is my belief that you spend good money on good things when it comes to protecting things that matter to you. End of story."

Seems like Officer Higgins, who posted about these stands, agrees with the above review.
yep i agree used them quite a bit, they engage very firmly. The old ones you could get to release by just barely lifting the weight off the jack. These however engage more deeply. I have looked them over, are they the best who knows but better construction methods then the old cheap ones, and they are made here in the usa, and i like that.
 

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You can save a lot of money by just using old lumber you might have lying around the garage; you will note how safety conscious this guy is by chocking the rear tire. Wonder if he is welding up the rusted fuel line! Ahh...he has little concern about dying of old age!
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Yeah, can't beat using a good block of wood. I do question just how did this guy get the truck into that position for those 2x4s?
 

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Read today Harbor Freight is recalling 3 and 6 ton stands going back to around 2012 - the pawl can slip under weight shift.
 

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Yep, got a pair of recall stands right now, under the dually pickup i was yanking the motor and trans out of.



Where did I put that Northern catalog?
 

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Harbor (Fright) - go figure recall something to do with mfg quality glitch...who'd a thought?
 

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Whew, mine aren't on the list. I am going to replace them with some quality units.
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Here’s a couple of sets that I use for the trucks and heavy equipment, plus a couple of sets of 6 ton stands.

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Excuse my ignorance. Cribbing/ cribbage? You hold your cars up with a card game/ board game? There must be another definition i couldn't find.
A box crib or cribbing is a temporary wooden structure used to support heavy objects during construction, relocation, vehicle extrication and urban search and rescue. It is commonly used to secure overturned motor vehicles, and debris within collapsed buildings. From Wikipedia
 

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Currently, US Jacks is backordered for two weeks for the 3-Ton Stands (D-41609).

A benefit of the Harbor Freight recall:usflag:
 

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Currently, US Jacks is backordered for two weeks for the 3-Ton Stands (D-41609).

A benefit of the Harbor Freight recall:usflag:

Their 6-ton units are in stock. So, I ordered a pair! I'll post pics after they arrive.
 

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A box crib or cribbing is a temporary wooden structure used to support heavy objects during construction, relocation, vehicle extrication and urban search and rescue. It is commonly used to secure overturned motor vehicles, and debris within collapsed buildings. From Wikipedia

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Did you end up ordering the US JACK 3-ton D-41609?
Yes I did. They were under the front frame rails of my Super Bee for 3 months.. From Feb 15th to May 17th. Along with a Harbor Freight Daytona 3 ton floor jack under the K-Frame for extra support. This combination held the car in place with no movement for 3 months continuously without a problem.

The casting of one of the load bars, at the top, is mildly deformed. I contacted US Jack about this and sent photos showing the issue (about 2.5 months ago). They acknowledged the defect and sent me a return auth email, with shipping label etc. I told them I would not be able to send the stands back until I’m able to get the car off of them. That didn’t happen until last Sunday. Once I get the car running again, I’ll be sending the stands back for replacement.

Other than the casting defect on the one load bar, I have had no complaints about them.

I just now found out about the Harbor Freight stand recall. I bought a set of theirs in December. Glad I didn’t try to have them hold my car up for 3 months..
 
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