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The trailer jack is an essential part of safe towing. It is a vertical mechanism mounted on the front, tongue of the trailer. The main function is to raise and lower the tongue/front of the trailer for attachment to the connector or hitch. It allows the trailer to remain in a horizontal position when it is not secured to the vehicle.

Tow-max trailer jacks are manufactured for campers, boat trailers, A-frame trailers, utility trailers, horse trailers, catering trailers, and many more. We tow-max also supplies spare parts for jack repair and replacement.

We work with the leading trailer jack manufacturers. Our trailer jacks offer consistent performance with high-quality, and durability.

12K Heavy Duty Square tube jacks
  • Direct weld single speed side wind jack
  • Heavy Duty capacity Ideal for commercial, construction and other types of trailers
  • Welded belly band on bottom of outer tube for added strength
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A-Frame Jack Accessories

A-frame jack foot plates and casters

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Aus Type Jockey Wheels
  • 250 kg to 500 kg series for option
  • Comply with the Australian Standard
  • Large latch handle for easy pulling
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Europe Jockey Wheels
  • 48mm & 60mm tube diameters to suit towing couplings or independant brackets
  • 100 kg to 250 kg series for option
  • For light and medium duty trailers
  • Welcomed in European market
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Weld-on Snap Ring Jacks
  • Top wind models come standard with a comfortable claw knob
  • Weld-on, L-bend mounting bracket and footplate included
  • Side frame mount jack
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A-Frame Jack
  •  Mounts on A-frames to quickly and easily lift or lower trailers
  •  Mounting hole dimensions are 3 inches apart center to center
  •  Optional footplate or caster
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Pipe Mount Round Tube Jack
  • Typical gear ratios designed to reduce the numbers of turns
  • Swivel Jack – Pipe Mount
  • Grease zerk allows for easy greasing
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Marine Swivel Jacks
  • Large comfort handle included on all models
  • Durable clear zinc finish
  • Ideal for use with boat, sport craft, snowmobile and other recreational trailers
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Square Jack
  • Direct Weld or Pipe Mount on
  • Both drop leg and fix leg models are available
  • Ideal for use with agriculture, commercial, large utility and many other types trailers
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Scissor stabilizer jack
  • Bow-tie base steadies the jack on soft surfaces
  • Bearing set on crank side for longer jack life
  • Ideal for travel and 5th wheel trailers
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Electric Trailer Jack
  • Easy to operate with just a flip of the switch
  • Setup for 12 volt battery use
  • Crank handle for manual override in case of power loss
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8 Factors You Need to Consider When Purchasing Trailer Jacks

Trailer type

Choose the right jack according to the type of trailer.
Different types of jacks are used for different types of trailers. Generally speaking, Boat trailers use Marine or Swivel jacks. They also have a high requirement for corrosion resistance.
For A-frame utility, camper, and landscape trailers, the A-frame jack is usually used. The A-frame jack is often used for agricultural and commercial trailers.
RV trailer & camper trailer, are often used trailer scissors jack
Most of the heavy-duty trailers are selected with a square jack.

Load Capacity

Most jacks are not designed to support the entire trailer. Pick a jack that can hold the weight of your trailer tongue. Typically, the tongue weight is 10-15% of the total weight of the trailer.

Installation / Mount

Trailer jacks are mounted to the tongue or frame of a trailer in different ways. The most common are weld-on jacks and bolt-on jacks. Welded jacks are usually stronger, but they are difficult to replace. Bolt-on jacks come in a variety of connection configurations.

Swing Mode

Trailer jacks are raised and lowered by cranking. Some jacks have the crank mounted in the top position, while others have the crank mounted in the left and right wind-up position. Some things on your trailer may prevent you from turning the top crank, but the side crank will not. Choose the right swing mode for your trailer and your preferences.

Elevated Height

The lift height of the jack is one of the most important indicators to determine if the jack is suitable for your trailer. You need to have a clear idea of the original height when not lifted and the height when lifted to its highest point.
With the trailer parked on level ground, measure the height of the trailer connector from the ground to the bottom of it. The jack should be about 4 inches above the connector's horizontal height so you can lift it over the ball to connect and disconnect the trailer.
The jack should shrink less than the height of the horizontal trailer's hook. It should also retract (or steer elsewhere) without touching the ground when the trailer is being towed away.

Driving Forces

Depending on the power system, the trailer jacks can be divided into two categories, manual and electric.
A manual jack is made with a handle to raise and lower the tongue. You have to use your hand to operate the jack. The number of revolutions you have to turn depends on the level of the grade you are in, or the height of the hook.
Electric jacks are a gear-driven mechanism. It only requires the strength of one finger to work. You can choose "up" or "down." It runs on 12-volt power only. It is much easier to use than a hand jack.

Surface Treatment

The surface treatment of the trailer jack is generally zinc-plated, powder-coated, hot-dip galvanized and so on.
Electroplating is the process of applying zinc using an electric current. It has a thinner coating than hot-dip galvanizing and is relatively less resistant to corrosion. It has the advantage of brightness and uniform color, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
Hot-dip galvanizing is the process of dipping a product into a molten zinc solution and applying a protective zinc coating. Hot-dip galvanizing is an ideal method of applying a protective coating due to its low cost, ease of use and long maintenance-free life. Typically applied from 830 to 870 degrees, the zinc will bond to the steel. It is the most common finish for outdoor corrosion protection.
Powder-coated involves the electrostatic application of a dry powder to the surface of a metal workpiece, which then cures the product to form a protective layer. The benefits of spray molding include the ability to form a thicker coating than paint or other liquid coatings. Spray molding is environmentally friendly because the coatings do not contain solvents and do not release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

Packaging

General packaging, 1 piece into a plastic bag, and then into a crate.
Customized packaging can also be designed for according to customer’s requirements.

Usage & Maintenance of Trailer Jacks

Don’t overloaded

Don’t overloaded

The trailer jack is one of the vital parts of a trailer. It supports your trailer to stand strongly on the road and ground. But while it is overloaded, it can’t tolerate the heavyweight. As a result, the forepart of the trailer deforms and even the jack breakdown.

Use within the stroke range

Use within the stroke range

Using the trailer jack inside its suggested stroke range allows you to expend it for an extended period. Primarily, know the range before applying. After that, determine your range and compare the recommended range. Never try to cross the range until you are sure what range you should keep.

Install the jack fittingly

Install the jack fittingly

At the pulling time, frequently, the rough road can call a risk. Occasionally the trailer becomes detached for adjusting the jack wrongly. Consequently, to evade such a hazard, the operators should regulate the jack in the level point precisely. Make sure the trailer adjusted with jack firmly.

Do regular inspection

Do regular inspection

There are numerous parts of the trailer jack. Nevertheless, each part contributes individually to keep active the jack. Once one part is damaged, chances you can’t run the jack as every part is interrelated with another one. So, you ought to inspect the parts regularly.

Use grease repeatedly

Use grease repeatedly

By applying grease regularly to the trailer, jack parts keep the jack active, and it run efficiently. Oppositely, if you don’t rub grease, the moving parts get stuck and even cranks. It hampers using the jack as want.

Rinse the trailer jack after getting soaked by seawater

Rinse the trailer jack after getting soaked by seawater

Seawater is salted, and it is damaging for metal. As the trailer jack is a metal object, the jack should be rinse after getting drenched by seawater. One more thing is that you have to use always clean water to rinse the jack.

Trailer Jack FAQs

1
Why do you need a trailer jack?

A trailer jack is attached to the front of your trailer so that it can be lifted and connected to the tow vehicle.
A person can lift a light trailer by hand and attach it to the truck. However, it can be harmful to your neck and back, especially if you do that repeatedly.
Trailer jacks are a wonderful solution for anyone with a large trailer. It is the easiest, safest, and most precise way to connect a trailer to a tractor-trailer.

2
Which is Better, a Side Wind Trailer Jack or a Top Wind Trailer Jack?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both top and side wind jacks. If the operating clearance is less than the space for the top wind handle to rotate, then a side wind jack should be chosen.
On the other hand, if the tongue is lower to the ground, a top wind jack would be a better choice. Because you won't have to bend over as much and you won't be as tired.
If there are no problems with the above 2 issues. Generally, choose according to your preference.

3
What kind of guarantee does Tow-Max offer?

Under proper use, a one-year warranty is generally provided.

4
How do I manually use an electric tongue jack?

If your electric jack has a manual crank, remove the rubber plug at the top of the jack and insert the crank and the nut that fits it. Turn the handle counterclockwise to lower the trailer.

5
How many hours have your jacks passed the salt spray test?

Generally speaking, sprayed bodies pass the salt spray test for more than 300 hours. Galvanized pipes pass the salt spray test for more than 100 hours. Other parts are barrel plated, and salt spray tested for 24-48 hours

6
What is the lifting speed of a manual trailer jack?

The lift speed of the jack is related to the screw thread pitch. (You can increase the parameters of the screw and calculate the theoretical speed.)

7
Is the footplate jack a good choice?

If your trailer is heavy and large, you may consider replacing the wheels with a rectangular footplate on the bottom which is a drop-leg trailer jack.

8
What is the MOQ for your trailer jack?

We offer wholesale service mixed with other trailer parts. The MOQ of each jack is usually 100 units. Customers can decide the quantity purchased according to their demand.

9
How does your company guarantee product quality?

We select high-quality material and use automatic welding machines to guarantee a perfect welding and nice finishing. The core point of quality control depends on the knocking of the screw nut. We change the threading tool regularly to ensure there are no cracks in the nut and to improve service life. Our products meet the SAE testing standards of the United States.

10
The average lifespan for your trailer jack?

The product lifespan depends on the specific frequency and circumstances of use. We generally offer a 12-month warranty.

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