QuickJack BL-5000SLX: Highly Portable Car Lift

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QuickJack BL-5000SLX Review

The BL-5000SLX QuickJack is a hydraulic jack with a frame that can hold up to 5000 pounds of weight. Like all QuickJack products, it enables you to raise and lower your vehicle at the touch of a button, and it works with a wide range of vehicles. This jack is especially popular because it is very portable and can be operated in a wide variety of locations.

In addition to being portable, the BL-5000SLX comes with an electric pump. The pump is battery powered, which means that you can use it outside of your vehicle, or you can simply use your vehicle to charge the battery.

Another notable feature of this particular jack is that you can operate it with your vehicle in either the parked or the driving position. This is a very useful feature that can be a lifesaver if you need to get to the jack.

If you meet the criteria for the QuickJack warranty, you can get it repaired or receive a replacement part under warranty. There are no additional fees for this service included with your purchase.

Verdict

If you are in the market for a lift for large vehicles, the QuickJack BL-5000SLX is recommended. Despite its 5,000-pound capacity, it is easy to set up and operators can expect a full recovery time of less than five minutes.

It is a boon for home mechanics, as it can easily be assembled in a single car garage and is also portable enough to be used inside another garage or the driveway during the winter.

It is compatible with passenger cars, SUVs, small trucks and vans and can raise the front or rear wheels independently at the same time.

The unit is easily operated thanks to the mechanical controls on the right post and the air cylinder ratchet system, which makes raising and lowering the car a one-person job.

The safety straps and wheels make it highly portable, which is a real benefit for those in rural areas.

The Strong Manufacturing Company offers lifetime technical support and the machine is covered by a two-year limited warranty. It is also highly portable and will fit in the trunk of a typical sedan without the hassle of disassembling.

Car owners who want to perform their own maintenance checks and routine repairs with minimal assistance will find the lift useful.

Specs

The BL-5000SLX model is one of four different models on the QuickJack line. It is made for SUVs and trucks up to 5000 lbs and has a 500 lbs lifting capacity. The other three models include a 1500 lb model, a 2000 lb model, and a 3000 lb model.

Having such a large lift capacity, QuickJack’s BL-5000SLX has a generous working height of 14 inches. This means you can raise vehicles of that size to a pretty significant height, especially when you consider its lift capacity.

There are handles on the jack arms that you can use to take control of the lift. This can come in handy if you have issues with stability or when you need to stop the car lift to switch places with another driver. You may also want to use the handles when working on certain hard-to-reach spots, such as a stubborn oil filter or fuse box.

It takes only 30 seconds to set up the QuickJack BL-5000SLX after installing the jack pads. This makes it faster than using a traditional repair stand, and thanks to its built-in pump, you don’t even have to deal with buying hydraulic fluid.

Features

One of the main features of this most popular car lift is the portability. Many options available in the market tend to be quite heavy, and it can be quite a hindrance to have to move around to operate it. With the QuickJack BL-5000SLX, you can just set up your vehicle on its chassis frame and lower it on the jack. This allows you to work on your car with ease and also move it at will.

The other great thing about the BL-5000SLX auto lift is how smoothly it functions. The specifications of the lift include a capacity of up to 5000 pounds and a lift height of five feet. It doesn’t have any jerking motion, and it’s also very soft when it comes into contact with the underside of the car.

The standard features of this fastest car lift include three main hydraulic cylinders, three heavy-duty swivel casters, and dual hydraulic heaters. Each of the three cylinders makes use of a single hydraulic motor, and this helps in providing twice the lifting power as against the standard gear-driven lift.

These three dual action cylinders also facilitate smooth movement of your vehicle. This is especially helpful if you’re lubricating the bottom side of your car. The QuickJack BL-5000SLX also allows you to perform maintenance on your vehicle without too much hassle.