The Arcan XL2T is designed to be a slim line & low profile service car floor jack. With every component (incl. wheels) made from strong steel it is incredibly "durable and long lasting", making it suitable for both professionals and hobbyists alike.
The two main selling points with the Arcan XL2T over other steel jacks is both its incredibly low profile -- allowing you to get under pretty much any vehicle (even very low ones, just see the video below to see it in action) as well as its excellent value for money. If you compare it to most other jacks (of a similar quality) you should expect to pay an extra $100 to $150 or so.
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(price as of Sep 29, 2016)
Arcan XL2T Key Benefits & Features
Credit: amazon.com - arcan xl2tTo give a quick overview: it is engineered to take on a two ton capacity max (which is 4000 lbs) -- with it being extra long and strong (being constructed from heavy-duty reinforced steel) -- and as said above is extra low profile to get right under low loads & it will lift up from 2.75 inches (low lift height) to up to 24 inches (max lift height). It works on a dual pump mechanism to allow for quick & efficient lifting (see in the video below for a demonstration).
You should also note that the XL2T passes and complies with the 2009 ASME PALD Standards (which is basically the 'go to' safety regulation for lifting tools, gear & equipment). Hence, it comes with a range of safety features such as the safety valves to ensure you don't overload it as well as a "universal joint release mechanism" to give you accurate and careful control. You will also see on the back of it, a two piece handle that has a rapid lock as well as a bumper pad for protection.
With regards to overall dimensions it measures length - 36 1/32 by width - 15 3/4 by height - 7 1/2 inches (so pretty big) & as said above will lift between a range of 2 3/4 inches and 24 inches at a capacity of 2 tons. It weights in at a pretty hefty 100 lbs by itself (well just under at 97 lbs) and just over a 100 lbs with shipping (it is only really here where the jack is let down, with slightly dodgey packaging). As you can see the handle is pretty long too, which makes it nice for comfortable jacking.
Low Lift Extension
The jack will go in around 15 inches before you hit the high part for the frame.
Max Height on the Jack
At it the tallest point (at the back of the XL2T) it measures at just under 24 inches.
Product Warranty Coverage
This jack is covered for one year -- based on either repair or replacement.
Arcan XL2T Reviews
I have got to say the jack works great. A quality jack, available at a very reasonable price -- it isn't part plastic or a fake jack, the XL2T is the real deal. I wasn't the only one to be chuffed with the jack either, as of writing this now, Amazon has 17 reviews scoring it 4.9 out of 5 on average & everyone pretty much loves it & rightfully so.
Everything is just so smooth and easy whether it be low profile or high lifting allowing you to get a decent reach. The release doesn't offer you any unwanted surprises either. If you have been working with aluminum jacks though, you will definitely notice a difference weight -- it ain't light by any means.
Let me know your thoughts and if you have any concerns or questions regarding the Arcan XL2T, please feel free to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.Credit: amazon.com - arcan xl2t