About Mechanical Jacks & Toe Jacks

Jacks are a type of material handling equipment that utilises force multiplication to lift or move heavy loads. The word jacks can refer to a variety of lifting devices that employ leverage and other mechanical advantage methods to amplify an applied force to provide the capability to shift a load. Hydraulic jacks are distinguished by their use of an incompressible liquid, namely hydraulic fluid or jack oil, as this is how the movement of the jack under load is achieved. The key mechanism by which force is applied differs, depending on the particular type of jack, but is usually a screw thread or a hydraulic cylinder. Jacks may be compartmentalised based on the kind of mechanism used to generate the lifting force, typically hydraulic power, mechanical power, or pneumatic power.

Mechanical and hydraulic jacks, such as the normally used car jacks, lift heavy equipment and are evaluated based on the lifting capacity, which is typically displayed in the number of kilograms, tons or tonnes that the jack can lift. Hydraulic jacks tend to have higher lifting capacities than mechanical jacks due to the amount of force generated by the hydraulic cylinders, which produce the lifting action. Typical forms of hydraulic jacks include bottle jacks and toe jacks.

Toe jack hydraulic systems today are deemed as the essential machine movers tool. This is owing to the fact the hydraulic toe jack is far more flexible than a standard bottle jack where the entry point might be 30cm off the ground, way too high for most machines. It still includes and uses all the benefits of hydraulic mechanics, but the ‘toe’ can slide under heavy tools and machinery with low entry ground clearance. The 'toe' in the toe jack is a small, yet robust claw. This steel toe has a ground clearance on par with a car jack or trolley jack that is often seen in garages and storage warehouses.




  1. 360 Degree Rotation

This version does not simply rotate one way or with a limited arc. A full 360 degrees of rotation is achieved giving maximum flexibility when it comes to working in tight spaces or with loads that feature awkward and difficult lifting points.


  1. Use It Horizontally Or Vertically
    A frequent misconception is that every hydraulic jack can be used horizontally- wrong. Fortunately, the rotational version can be used in the horizontal and vertical position to lift and push heavy loads up to the full capacity of the jack.


  1. Lift On The Head & The Foot
    Equal load capacities can be lifted both on the ‘toe’ and the ‘head’ of the jack. This enables high lifting in applications where your low entry jack is not required and a larger stroke of lifting is needed. Consider this jack a 2-in-1.


  1. You’re Protected
    Against accidentally overloading via the included pressure relief valve, great peace of mind when you need it most, you can be sure that our Rotational Toe Jacks are able to securely and efficiently raise and lower loads in a controlled manner to ensure accidental damage from shock loading and sudden movement.


  1. Doubles Up As A Bottle Jack
    Another reason to be classed as a 2-in-1 is that the Rotational Toe Jack can also be utilised as a bottle jack – making the bottle jack, on its own, redundant in today's industrial world. The toe jack can also work at different angles. While a bottle jack would fall over if it were lifted at one side, a toe jack – when used with a dolly system – can tip heavy loads at an angle. This makes the toe jack the perfect heavy load lifting solution across all industries in England today.



Applications For Jacks

Jacks have a variety of applications in different industries and are used to lift and transport heavy loads as well as assist in critical maintenance tasks such as relieving vertical forces from weight-bearing members so repairs can be made, meaning they are valuable pieces of equipment in specialised industries such as:


  • Aircraft
  • Automotive, such as for transmissions and engine testing
  • Cable tensioning
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • House moving
  • Laboratory
  • Locomotive
  • General Industrial
  • Marine
  • Mobile Home
  • Railroad
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shoring and stabilizing such as for tunnels and mines
  • Tractors & Trailers



Why Are LES Hydraulic Rotational Toe Jacks A Best Fit For Any Industry?:

The LES Hydraulic Rotational Toe Jack has the audited manufacture quality that cannot be compared to any in the market with the most competitive price and best professional service to back it up with. Featuring a 360 degree rotating base, these heavy-duty ready items are graded from 5 up to 25-tonne loads. Compact with a detachable pump lever, they are easy to move around, and the housing and toe can be rotated 360 degrees for ease of use. Their stable construction (to CE and US standards) with quality seals is also inclusive of overload protection, which clearly explains why numerous leading rental and hire companies use them. Our rotational jacks are simply the best available pound-for-pound hydraulic jacking solution on the market.


Some of its features include:

  • Compact and stable construction
  • Can be used in any position
  • Housing revolves 360 degrees
  • Lowering can be accurately adjusted
  • Protected against overloading
  • Pump lever is removable
  • According to US standard USA ASME/ANSI B30.1.198
  • Meets CE Standards
  • Meets BS EN 1494:2000+A1:2008



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