What is a Toe Jack?

It is often difficult to identify every item in a workshop especially if they look similar to another, which is why it is important to understand the importance of each tool before working in this environment. Today we will be looking at the Toe Jack and what the purpose of this tool is.

What is a toe jack?

toe jack (also known as a floor jack) is a heavy-duty piece of equipment that is designed to lift items with very low or high clearances. Toe jacks are ideal for moving loads that are lower down on the floor, such as heavy machinery. They are available in a variety of different weight capacities too, making them suitable for a wide range of operations.

The 'Toe' is the fork-like part at the front of the Toe Jack which slots underneath the load you wish to lift. Loads can also be lifted by the 'head' part of the Toe Jack, which can sustain even heavier loads from higher clearances. The hydraulic pump is then used to lift the load to the required height and if your Toe Jack includes a swivel feature, this will allow you to place the load in the correct position.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we stock Hydraulic Toe Jacks, meaning water pressure is used to lift the loads. Available in both standard and swivel models, you should be able to find a Toe Jack to suit you. Our Toe Jacks are also available to hire if you need one for a single occasion. Simply click the 'Hire me' button and then 'Enquire' at checkout to receive a quote for this rental. 

What is a toe jack used for? 

A Toe Jack is commonly used to lift and lower heavy loads onto moving skates. This operation means heavy loads can be moved around with ease. If it is an exceptionally heavy load, multiple Toe Jacks can be used at once if required. Toe Jacks are most often used to move heavy machinery in a warehouse, but can also be used for operations such as moving furniture too. The varied weight capacity of Toe Jacks means they can be the helping hand you need in a variety of operations.

If this sounds like something that might be useful for you, then feel free to browse our comprehensive range of Hydraulic Toe Jacks. If you have any queries about this product, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0808 123 69 69.