When it comes to lifting a fleet of commercial trucks, motorhomes, buses, or other heavy-duty vehicles, you want a well built service jack with a lift capacity that you can depend on. When looking for a heavy duty jack for your next job, look for a product with solid construction, long frame, ergonomic handle, and foot pedal to provide an easy user experience without skimping on durability or strength.
When looking at 5, 6, and 10 ton floor jacks, you’ll find that most are built very similarly and only small features set them apart. Take a look at our top picks for best 5-ton floor jack (and 10-ton floor jack) that money can buy.
This 5-ton service jack by OTC is all around the most impressive 5-ton model on the market. To begin, the safety features on this jack are notably of the utmost importance. A built-in safety overload feature prevents this jack from going over its maximum weight capacity, meaning you can rest assured when you are preforming your work on heavy loads.
Not only does it have the strength necessary for bigger projects, it also has multiple features that allow for an enhanced user experience. It features a convenient foot pedal that speeds up the lifting process as well as a handle lock and release control conveniently located on top of the 40-inch, spring loaded handle. The handle itself can also be locked in your choice of a vertical or horizontal position.
The specs on this service jack are pretty impressive – it has a lift minimum of 6” and a high range of up to 22” with a 47” reach. Overall, it is durable and is easy to wheel in to place. The drawbacks to this product include its price (at the top of the price-point for other 5-ton service jacks) as well as the fact that it will lower slightly after a couple days in use. Besides these drawbacks, it is a highly impressive piece of machinery, perfect for heavy-duty and light-duty truck and SUV applications.
This 5-ton service jack model by ATD is our runner up. Again, safety being of the utmost importance, this product meets all ASME/ANSI-PALD safety standards. This floor jack has a handle actuated release valve and convenient foot pedal, both which allow for precise, user-controlled lowering speeds. The long chassis design also has a wide stance as well as a low center of gravity for increased stability under high-pressure loads. All of these features combined with its heavy-gauge steel frame and relatively lightweight design make this a great choice for a 5-ton service jack. The drawback of this model definitely lies within its long chassis, which makes it more difficult to store in smaller garages. However, this is still a great pick if you are looking for a 5-ton service jack at the lower end of the price spectrum.
When a 5-ton capacity simply isn’t enough for your needs, you can go with a 6-ton floor jack or simply move to the 10-ton capacity tier. Fortunately, our favorite heavy duty vehicle jack brand doesn’t disappoint here. The build quality on this monster service jack will put generic jacks to shame. Weighing over 270 pounds and over 5 feet long, it’s easier to maneuver than expected, partly due to the well designed ergonomic handle and high quality polyamide casters. That said, it is 270 pounds so you won’t exactly be moving it around like a 2-ton aluminum model. A built-in tray on top is a nice feature.