owner of Pelican Parts and author of such books as "101 Projects for Your Porsche 911," I have
spent the later part of the last five years searching for the perfect hydraulic floor jack
to add to my collection of tools. Up until I discovered the AC Hydraulic line, I had been
using a borrowed jack that was durable, but not quite adequate for the jobs I was
performing. I was looking for a durable, reliable jack that had an extra high-lift, yet
could also fit under my lowered Porsche 911. I also didnt want anything that was
manufactured in the Far East, as I had owned jacks like those in the past, and found out
the hard way that you do get what you pay for.
I very rarely come out
and directly endorse individual products, but I must proclaim that this new jack (Model
DK13HLQ) is the best that I have ever seen.
Manufactured with the highest quality in the Netherlands, this floor jack satisifies all
of my requirements, and has more than earned its place in my garage. With a minimum height
of only 80mm (3.1"), the jack will easily fit under just about any car that has been
lowered to the ground. On the other end, the jack has an unusually high lift of 735mm
(29") that enables you to raise your car up onto floor jacks in one swift motion.
Combine that with the easy-to-use lift foot pedal, and you have a superior jack
thats perfect for any car enthusiast, regardless of which car they happen to own.
The DK13HLQ retails for $399 at www.pelicanparts.com and is available with an
assortment of useful jack pad accessories and extensions. It is backed by a full 4-year
warranty on replacement parts. This particular floor jack is also available without the
high-lift option (lift of 495mm/19.5"). If you have any questions regarding these
jacks, please contact the sales department of Pelican Parts at 1-888-280-7799 and one of
our sales reps will be happy to talk with you about the entire AC
-Wayne R. Dempsey