Mychanic updates its already wonderful floor jack

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Mychanic's new 3T Low Profile Floor Jack can lift 6,000 pounds and slides under a vehicle sitting just 3 inches above the pavement | Larry Edsall photos

Two years ago, Bob Golfen reported that the new Mychanic 2T Hybrid Floor Jack was a wonderful tool that not only worked as promised, but looked good doing so, and “should be a welcomed addition to any home mechanic’s garage.”

Since then, Mychanic, an innovative tool-making company based in Nashville, Tennessee, has introduced its 3T Low Profile Floor Jack and since Bob tested the 2T Hybrid, I got to try to 3T Low Profile updated version.

Actually, I didn’t exactly try it, but I did cart it along on a multi-state driving trip to my son-in-law in the Midwest. He’s a former Air Force mechanic who used to restore and modify Jeeps and who, with my then 14-year-old grandson, built up a 1964 Chevy C-10 pickup truck pretty much from scratch.

Turns out my 170,000-mile (and counting) pickup truck needs new rear shock absorbers, so the Mychanic 3T was put into action making my son-in-law’s dive beneath the truck a little easier. 

The Mychanic 3T jack and my son-in-law at work

Instead of the $350 that the service department at the dealership wanted for the work, all it cost me was the cost of a pair of new shocks (about $37 each), well, that and the fact that he’s keeping the Mychanic low-profile jack because he likes it so much.

“When you want muscle with style,” Mychanic says of the unit. “The 3 (inch) profile is designed to roll under the lowest of cars and trucks. It lifts 6,000 lbs with overload protection — and looks good doing it.”

The jack’s saddle is only 3 inches above ground level and will elevate to 20 inches, Mychanic says, and it gets there in only 5 pumps of its long handle or less. Height can be quickly adjusted down a smidge with a twist of the handle.

The jack’s low profile means it slides easily beneath my son-in-law’s work bench so it’s out of the way when not in use.

After 170,000 miles, my 2013 Frontier needed new rear shocks

The polyurethane casters “leave your epoxy floors skid-free, not to mention saving your ears from that ear-deafening rattle.”

The jack weighs a hefty 78 pounds but it’s made from “all-steel” and is made to last. Both the saddle and lift arm are padded to protect your vehicle from scuffs.

Retail price is $199.99. 

For more information, visit the Mychanic website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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