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Old 10-24-2012, 07:03 AM
jtaylor jtaylor is offline
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Hey everyone, for our project for our engineering class, my partner and I are trying to design a car jack that will not slip as easily. In your experiences, is there any glaring problem with the current car jack design? Two design paths we are considering are to to construct a new way the jack sits on the ground, the other is to change how the jack interacts with the it a U-shaped or V-shaped end. Suggestions? Comments? Questions? Please help us out
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:06 AM
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wider base and a locking style pad would be the best approach
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
wider base and a locking style pad would be the best approach
This and a better way to jack under smaller objects where you can't get a good swing on the Handle

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:17 AM
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a flatter base, instead of 3 legs, have a board under it or something. My street where i sometimes work, the jack sinks into the ashpalt due to the weight being concentrated in those 3 places instead of spread out
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:25 AM
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Articulating hydraulic outriggers with large steel feet to prevent tipping over and sinking. Like a back hoe.
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