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Guess what we’ve been up to? You’ve seen us provide automotive equipment to many Hollywood movie sets, including –
- The Taking of Pelham 123
- The Sorceror’s Apprentice
- The Other Guys
- The Green Hornet
- Men In Black III
Well our latest contribution to tinseltown is a pair of Hein Werner heavy duty, low profile transmission jacks. When the producers of the remake of the cult classic 80’s hit film RoboCop need some shop equipment, they knew who to come to. After all, MGM and Columbia Pictures came to us for many other previous big hits because they know they can count on us for reliable equipment. We have a reputation of supplying them with the finest products in the industry in a timely manner, and we offer the support they demand.
The production is actually taking place in Toronto, Canada by OCP Productions Ltd. The production just began in August and the film wont be completed until August of 2013. The cast includes some big Hollywood stars such as Gary Oldman, Samuel Jackson and Michael Keaton as the bad guy. The director is Jose Padilha. The original hit was extremely popular and starred Peter Weller.
Below is concept artwork of the potential character, but is not necessarily what he will look like in the film. It’s just too soon to have any details. But hey, we had to throw some kind of picture up there.
With the wide variety of Transmission Jacks out there, it can be a daunting task to try to choose the proper jack for your application. It can be equally as difficult to determine which manufacturer to choose as well.
That’s where this post comes in. ASEdeals.com carries a huge selection of transmission jacks by several manufacturers.
There are two types of transmission jacks. There are low profile transmission jacks, and then there are the full rise transmission jacks for full rise lifts, like the typical Two Post Lifts or four post lift.
The full rise transmission jacks are the most popular jacks for most commercial auto shops, while the low rise transmission jack is the most likely choice for the typical home hobbyist who doesn’t have access to a full rise lift.
When it comes to the low rise jacks, we have four different manufacturers that offer them. Hein Werner, AFF, Zinko and Omega. Our most popular model is the heavy duty model 3180 by AFF. This is a monster jack that handles up to 4400 lbs. for some of the largest transmissions out there. Most customers will only need a model with a 1000 to 2000 lb. capacity. They typically have a lifting height of approximately 30 inches.
The full rise models are available in two stage or single stage models. Two stage models have a two stage hydraulic cylinder instead of only a single stage cylinder. This allows a greater capacity, a lower lowered height, and a higher raised height. Most customers prefer a two stage model. These jacks will typically have a fully adjustable saddle. They can lift anywhere from around 36 to 81 inches. They are also available in air powered (pneumatic) only instead of hydraulic. Our most popular full rise telescoping Transmission Jack is our Ranger Model RTJ-1. This is a two stage model with a fully adjustable saddle and a one ton capacity. It also has a foot pedal for hands free operation.
Call or email us with any questions, and we will get you the answers you need to choose the right model for your application.