Arcan Alj2T

Product Name:Arcan Alj2T
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The Arcan Alj2T is a high quality all aluminum construction which makes it strong but light, weighing in at only 49 pounds. It’s low profile construction allows it to effortlessly slip under cars with as little as 3.5″ ground clearance. It will raise to a maximum height of 19.25″ off the ground. It is easily stowed due to the quick locking two piece handle that can be broken down in a matter of seconds. In addition, this two piece handle allows for quite a bit of leverage when pumping the jack, so it takes very little strength input to raise a car. The jack has two front casters that are fixed, and two swivel casters in the rear which make it easily maneuverable, even in tight spaces.

Brief Product Overview

  • Professional low-profile jack
  • Only 3-1/2 inch height required to get under low loads
  • Two-stage quick lift
  • Maximum lift height: 19-1/4 inches
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI/ASME and PALD standards

About Floor Jack

So before we get too much deeper, let’s take a minute to define exactly what a floor jack is. A floor jack, often also referred to as a car jack, auto jack, or garage jack, is a mechanical device designed to give the user the necessary mechanical advantage to lift heavy loads. Although floor jacks have a variety of uses, the vast majority of uses pertain to lifting automobiles or trucks. Floor jacks employ a variety of mechanisms to impart lifting force: most often these mechanisms include hydraulics and lead screws.

Step By Step Usage Of A Floor Jack

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Step 1 — Using a Floor Jack
·         Place the hydraulic floor jack under the vehicle until the saddle is directly under the crossmember.

·         The crossmember is the long metal support beam that runs underneath from the front fender to the rear fender on both sides of the car.

·         The saddle is the round metal part of the jack that moves upward as you pump the jack up.

Step 2 — Using floor jack to lift car.
·         Push downward on the jack’s lever to lift the saddle upward so that it contacts the crossmember. Continue pushing downward on the lever to lift the car upward.

Step 3
·         Place the jack stand under the jack mounting point.

·         The jack mounting point is a metallic protrusion beneath each of the car doors.

Step 4
·         Raise the jack stand until it contacts the jack mounting point.

In the event the floor jack fails, the jack stand is designed to prevent the car from falling

How To Jack Up A Car Appropriately

Knowing well how to use your jack properly well help ease the job.

Things To Know Before Purchasing A Floor Jack

• LIFTING CAPACITY – The most important feature of any floor jack is how much weight can it safely lift. Hand operated hydraulic floor jacks range from 1-1/2 tons all the way up to 20 tons. It is absolutely critical that the floor jack you select can handle the lifting requirements of your job. In the case of lifting a vehicle, the general rule is that your floor jack should have a maximum lifting capacity greater than or equal to the total weight of the vehicle. Of course you are never going to lift your entire vehicle with the jack, but selecting a floor jack with a max capacity that closely matches your vehicle’s weight gives you an adequate safety margin. Keep in mind that the functional capacity of a jack is often less than its maximum rated capacity.
• CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL – Floor jacks are made out of either steel or aluminum. If you are going to primarily use your floor jack in and around the garage, I would recommend that you purchase a jack made out of steel. If you need to move your floor jack from place to place then a lighter aluminum one is the way to go.
• DESIGN PROFILE – Floor jack are designed with either a standard profile or a low profile. A low profile floor jack allows you to roll is under vehicles that have a low ride height such as sport cars.
• LIFTING RANGE – Every floor jack has a different minimum height and lifting range. If you need to lift you vehicle a considerable distance off the ground, or if your lifting points are high due to large tires then consider purchasing a floor jack with a high lifting range.
• LIFTING SPEED – The standard jack takes in between 8 to 10 strokes of the lifting bar. If you would like your floor jack to reach full high in 3-6 strokes then you should consider a jack that has dual lifting pistons or a quick lift system.


All in all, this is a phenomenal jack that is worth your consideration if you have the budget. It has a low profile to get under low loads and a lift capacity of 2 tons. I think it is worth your money. Just always know your product first before you purchase. Now, it is all up to you.

Helpful Client Reviews

Best Jack on the market !!! 5-STAR – Fits under low cars and jacks TRUCKS !! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I’ve been working on my own cars / trucks and family for over 10 years. I had an old jack that finally failed so it was time for a new one. I did hours of reading here on amazon and found this Arcan ALJ3T jack – 3ton !!! all I can say is wow – it looks 10x better in person and it does the job over and over!!

We have large 1500/2500 trucks and german cars that all weigh over 5,000 pounds. With about 4-5 full pumps we get the german cars off the ground with an extra three inches to remove the tire/wheel and change brakes, ect…. and there’s a lot more room to keep lifting if you want to

This jack is amazing, if you follow the instructions, and pump the jack with the bleeder open to get the air out…. it works like a dream. Also, as long as you don’t over-tighten the bleeder, when you slowly unscrew the bleeder to let the car down…. it will release and lower like a machine…. nice and slow and controlled.

I wish they sold these retail, but I’m an amazon PRIME member so the price and delivery was #1

This jack gets under my car that has only 5 inches clearance from the side skirt to the ground. its perfect for low / imports / sports cars

The only thing I found I didn’t like about it, was the aluminum 2-pc jacking pole. YES, it does collapse into two pieces and its foam padded – wish it was foam padded on both poles….. but it flexes when you jack the car. The flexing is normal, but i’m used to using steel jack poles that don’t flex…. but the slight flexing is normal… just something i’m not used to!!!

yes, this jack is just over $200 but its worth every $$$$ I fully trust this jack, its very well made !!!f 56 people found the following review helpful
Wow . . Excellent engineering, value, design at a fair price!! {Even after 5+ Years!} ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wow . . . was I ever surprised when the Arcan Aluminum Model #ALJ2T arrived. It was more than I expected! The mechanisms appear soundly engineered with absolutely no slop or play. Immediately jacked up the rear wheel of my Jaguar XJR simply to check out the hydraulics and it worked like a champ. This is a robust lifting instrument.

I learned alot from the Amazon.com feedback on other 1 1/2 to 2 Ton aluminum service jacks . . . too many people were having problems after one year. Then discovered even the Sears Craftsman Professional jack was only warrentied for 1 year. Figured the market place was telling me something that I shouldn’t ignore.

Assuming that I’d only be using 60% of the 2T lift capacity at any one time, I took a chance on this unit and it looks like I hit a home run. Changing the 4 snow tires next month will be fun. At my age, it is nice to be using precision tools to safely work on my Jag.

Will provide follow-up feedback next year on my experience with it’s reliability. Right now I’m simply enamored with the quality engineered service jack that I got for $200. Wish every $200 purchase would make me feel like this!

July 26, 2012 Update: Hard to believe it has been 2.5 years already. This device just keeps on working! And for a 65 year old grandfather who is psychologically younger than his physical muscles . . . it has been a treat. I really do appreciate the speed and precision that comes with this jack. It was an excellent purchase . . . well worth the $$.

May 12, 2015 Update: I’m retired now, but still changing the 4 snow tires on my Jag each season. This Spring I thought the first wheel was a little harder to pump upward than I remember last Fall, but lifting the snow tire off the studs quickly reinforced that it was my muscles that had changed . . . and not the hydrauics of the floor jack! Got to admit that this has been a very good purchase. This Fall will mark 6 years that my neighbors & I have been using it . . . without any adjustments or fluid. It just keeps working.

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