A solid hard plate integrated in to the top of the X-Jack along with additional side curtains offer maximum protection against punctures. The X-Jack also offers a secondary inflation point for a 12 volt compressor and for maximum speed, the compressor and the exhaust hose can be connected at the same time!
Particularly well suited to use in sand, mud and snow, and with a lifting capacity of 8800lb, the exhaust operated X-Jack is an invaluable recovery tool, providing up to 31" of vehicle lift.
- Heavy duty storage bag
- Puncture repair kit
- Ground mat
- Exhaust connection kit
The jack is inflated via a hose that connects to the vehicle's tailpipe. As soon as the vehicle's engine is started, the jack will start to inflate.
When developing this product, the design engineers recognized that conventional jacks were not suited to all types of terrain. In unstable areas of mud, sand and snow, the X-Jack offers a wider footprint to avoid sinking, and uses specially designed, triangular shaped feet to keep the unit firmly grounded. For ease and greater stability, the X-Jack is designed to be safely placed under the side of the body rather than positioned under an axle like a traditional jack.
With a triple layer top and hard core insert for added protection and stability, this jack incorporates a unique two way inflation system. This means that either the exhaust or a portable air compressor can be used, providing added control in determining the rate and extent of lift. Collapsing flat for convenient storage, the X-Jack is ideal for all off road trips.
I have used my X-Jack in the bush twice now, to recover Land Cruisers (including ours) that inadvertently went into bogs in seemingly firm riverbeds in north-western Namibia. It is worth every penny and no one complains about lugging it around anymore. The tricks for successful use are: 1) unload to lighten vehicle, 2) use more padding than ARB provides to prevent punctures, 3) have someone increase the revs on the engine while you hold the fill hose to the exhaust pipe so it will fill quickly, and 4) have your fill materials and shovels ready to go. Deflate before moving vehicle. Extra hands pushing, or a second vehicle pulling from a safe distance, are a good plan. As always the case, never get under the vehicle and bring a shovel with a handle of proper length to clear the chassis. If possible, back out over your existing tracks.
I am on the edge about this jack. I have tried to use it several times and it never really seems to get the job done for any vehicle. It always seems to slip off the axle or like its about to slip off a control arm. It doesn't really lift the vehicle high enough from the frame to do anything. It seems like even stock vehicles spring travel is too great for this to do its job on the front. Its kind of a PITA to use setup and put away. I kept it because on a level solid surface it can lift my entire 80 series Land Cruiser off two wheels. I haven't found a real use for but I do have a lot of other recovery gear.
haven't had the privilege to use on the trail yet, however, I can tell this product is top-notch just testing it out. There's even an instruction card it comes with that's laminated. Bag is made of cordura, equipped w/a high quality zipper I feel confident won't snag