What are Bottle Jacks?
Bottle jacks are hydraulic jacks that are placed in a horizontal position. These jacks push against a lever, which lifts the main lift arm. Bottle jacks have a longer handle than most hydraulic jacks, however, and it is possible to get more lift per stroke with the increased leverage they provide when compared to regular models of jacks. Mechanics and construction workers building or repairing home foundations prefer to use bottle jacks. Bottle jacks are versatile because their horizontal position makes it possible to place them in tight spots and provides good leverage. In recent years, bottle jacks have proven useful in search and rescue missions following earthquake damage. As a result, bottle jacks are standard equipment in firehouses and for search and rescue teams. This life-saving purpose is a use manufacturers had not expected from bottle jacks. Bottle jacks are also used for lifting, spreading, bending, pushing, pressing, or straightening requirements. Newer bottle jacks have