Hydraulic Toe Jack
The farm jack (also known as the handyman jack or high lift jack) is a
versatile mechanical tool that can be put to a wide range of uses.
Originally invented some time around 1905 and sold as the Automatic
Combination Tool, the basic design has remained largely unchanged to
The farm jack is
characterised by rugged, simple construction. It comprises a steel beam
with a series of equally spaced holes along its length, and a hand
operated mechanism which can be moved from one end of the beam to the
other through the use of a pair of climbing pins. Typical sizes for the
farm jack are 4 feet, 5 feet and 6 feet, the size referring to the
length of the beam.
versatility stems from the fact that it can be used for such
applications as lifting, winching, clamping, pulling and pushing. It is
this versatility, along with the long travel it offers and its relative
portability, which make the farm jack so popular with off road drivers.