One of the best selling floor jack in the market today is the Powerzone 380044 mainly because it is a high-quality device at a very affordable price. Despite that this unit is manufactured in China, this jack is excellently made using both aluminum and steel giving you portability and strength.
The lifting arm made from steel gives it the needed strength in order to lift vehicles weighing up to 3 tons. On the other hand, the aluminum frame reduces its overall weight making it light and easy to move around.
Its unloaded saddle can be raised up to the maximum height of 14 ½ inches with just 6 strokes of the jack lever. The Powerzone 380044 has a maximum lifting capacity of 3 tons or 6,000 pounds and it weighs 59.2 pounds.
Powerzone 380044 Floor Jack Review
The Powerzone 380044 received a high editorial rating of 8 out of 10 because you wouldn’t think that it can carry a lot of weight because it does not weigh as heavy as it looks.
One very happy buyer finds this floor jack amazing. He said that he is a home mechanic and prefers to fix his vehicle at home rather than spending it on shops. With the Powerzone 380044 he said that he was able to save lots of money.
Another buyer stated that this unit works the way a floor jack should work. He said that using it gives him the confidence because he has good control in lowering the car. He also liked the fact that it is very easy to move around with the use of the handles found on each side. According to the use, the rotating wheels also helps make the unit portable.
Strength and Portability
The Powerzone 380044 is one of the few floor jacks that is capable of carrying 3-ton load and weighs less than 65 pounds. Although this unit is not a profile design since it only has a minimum lifting height of 4 inches, it can still lift various vehicles without any issues.
This device may have a limited lifting height but it makes up with its lifting range. It has a total lifting range of 14¼ inches thus lifting a vehicle to about 18-1/4 inches off the ground. In addition, this floor jack possesses a dual-cylinder fast lifting hydraulic system that lets you save both effort and time when you are lifting something.
When lifting a vehicle with a floor jack, accidents can sometimes happen. Accidental contact between the vehicle and the jack is something that should be avoided. When this happens, you can end up damaging your car. This kind of issues is addressed with the Powerzone 380044.
This floor jack has a rubber pad on its saddle so that the underside of your car is not damaged as you are lifting it. In addition, the jack consists of two piece handle with the lower piece wrapped in a dense black foam so even there is an accidental contact, there’s no damage to your car.
Powerzone 380044 Features and Specifications
- Maximum lifting capacity of 3 tons or 6,000 pounds
- Maximum lift height of 18-1/4 inches
- Minimum lift height of 4 inches
- Weighs 59.2 pounds
- Made from both steel and aluminum
- Saddle with rubber padding
- Dual-cylinder with quick lift system
- Safety valve to inhibit overloading
- Handles covered with thick foam
- Handles located on both sides for easy manipulation
- Rotating rear wheels
Things to Improve
Even with the numerous users who are very satisfied with this product, there are some who have minor complaints. For instance, one buyer said that it’s heavier than he thought and the handles can’t be used to carry the unit without having the need to remove the jack handle.
This is a minor issue that won’t affect the functionality of the floor jack. Even with this slight problem, the device is still able to function as it should. It can still carry 3 tons as stated in its features. With the padded saddles, you don’t need to worry about contact with your vehicle.
The Powerzone 380044 is a product to beat when it comes to its lifting capacity as well as its affordability. Only very few floor jacks can lift a 3-ton vehicle and weight less than 60 pounds. Other jacks that can lift the same weight amount are heavier and can give you problems when moving it back and forth, which is not a problem with this floor jack.
The wheels on the jack also make it easy to position. These wheels are all made from steel. Since the rear wheels are caster type, it can easily swivel 360 degrees so you can move it effortlessly.
Overall, this product is an excellent floor jack at a very reasonable price.