Pittsburgh floor jacks

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    I'm in the market for a floor jack. I see harbor freight carries the Pittsburgh brand. I usually think of their stuff as disposable, but these don't appear too bad. Their upper end models are called, daytonas. And are approx $100- $150 range. Has anyone bought/ used one ? Just curious how they hold up.
     
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    i bought the low profile one 3 years ago 3 ton and it works good have had no problems
     
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      I have had a couple name brand expensive floor jacks that didn't give great service. I currently have two horror freight floorjacks, the little $60 aluminum one to take to the track, and the low profile steel one for the garage. Both work fine, had them both for a couple years, no complaints. And it sure doesn't hurt as much to throw one away when that time comes.
       
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        I've had 2 of their aluminum jacks, for 5, or more years - no problems. Jack - 1.5 Ton.JPG Jack - 2.5 Ton.JPG
         
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        • Aarons Air

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          Hard to believe harbor freight carries something that lasts. Lol
           
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            I have the 1.5 ton Pittsburgh aluminum racing jack. Had it since 2011. Lot's of hard use, no problems.
             
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            I have the 3 ton Daytona. Its as good as the Snap On 3 ton I have since sold. I would spend a few dollars more and opt for the long reach Daytona.
             
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              I saw several daytona models on display, but they all had the same length handle. I'll ask though. Thanks
               
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              No problems with mine five years running.
               
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              I have a HF 3ton floor jack that was one of the cheaper ones. I have abused it now for over 20 years. And it works perfectly yet. I have used it as a transmission jack and it has been abused and lifted my one ton diesel truck front end and that is heavy. I wouldn't think twice about buying another.
               
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                Count me in. I have a Pittsburgh 3 ton low profile rapid pump in the fleet of jacks and it's the first one we grab.
                It's had the shit beat out of it for 10 years now. Works like a champ.
                 
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                  I've also got the 3 ton low profile. Had it for about 4 years now. It's still going strong.
                   
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                  • Aarons Air

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                    Thankyou to everyone for your insight. Guess i'll head to horror freight in the morning. I'm pullin my trans tomorrow, so it will get a test run right away.
                     
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                        I feel like an idiot. I didnt realise its the jacks length thats longer. And not the handle. Never knew. Lol, live & learn.
                         
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                        I guess I didn't realize you needed it for pulling a tranny. I also have the Pittsburgh tranny jack, have used it twice and works well also (manual trannys both times). We use a ratchet strap with it. The bullshit chain rig it comes with is worthless.
                         
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                        Oh it will see a lot of regular car use too. That just happens to be its 1st task. In younger days i didn't even use a jack to drop a trans. :)
                         
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                          I have both a Pittsburgh and a Daytona. Both 3 ton, low profile jacks. The Daytona is a long reach also. Used the Pittsburgh for a couple years, and it does OK. But it struggles a bit with my W250 4x4 and my Lincoln Town car. I bought the Daytona last summer, and really love it more. It's about twice the price, but if I could only buy one jack, I would spend the extra $$ for the Daytona.
                           
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