As any seasoned off-road vet knows, the jack that came with your 4x4 is on the negative side of worthless on the trail. That is, unless you stick to flat or paved trails! But most of us venture off the beaten path into dirt, rocks, sand, mud, and other terrain. A better jack is needed. Even off-road race teams resort to either a Hi-Lift or a hydraulic floor jack, as there wasn't much else available. Until now. Radflo Suspension Technology, makers of trick items for desert racers, came up with this slick hydraulic jack called the Hydra-Jac. Simple, lightweight, and durable, this jack might be the ticket if the other options aren't for you. Yes, it reminds you of a camper jack. It is similar but about a thousand times better quality. It's also small, at a yard high, but with an 18.1-inch stroke. It only weighs 13 pounds due to the lightweight construction. The jack is also rated at 2,200 pounds (a full metric ton), more than enough for a corner of most rigs. The jacking platform is adjusted with a 17mm wrench and can slide nearly 2 feet on the ram. For dedicated applications, this is ideal because you can set and forget, but if you need to jack at many levels, be sure to carry a wrench and tighten securely.The jacking platform is adjusted with a 17mm wrench and can slide nearly 2 feet on the ram The all-billet construction makes for easy rebuilds should that unlikely event occur. The only odd feature is that the jack actuates on the upstroke of the handle instead of the more natural downstroke, where body weight could be used instead of sheer muscle.The all-billet construction makes for easy rebuilds should that unlikely event occur. The The fluid release lever is a simple bar on the side instead of the harder-to-handle little knobs on a camper jack. We'd make the lever a little longer for finer control of release, but we doubt many racers worry about that!The fluid release lever is a simple bar on the side instead of the harder-to-handle little SOURCES Radflo Suspension Technology www.radflo.com By Rick Pewe Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!