All-Cast Vs. Cast & Steel Jacks. What's the difference?
Hi-Lift Jack company produces two types of mechanical jacks, built off of two different foundations: the All-Cast Jack and the Cast and Steel Jack.
It is important to notice that the function and efficiency of the different Hi-Lift Jack models are all equivalent, regardless of whether they are the All-Cast version or the Cast and Steel version, with the main reason for these two different types being the cost which is an important factor for buyers these days.
So, which Hi-Lift Jack is best for you?
The All-Cast Jack models are expected to have a longer operating life. The average user, however, will get total operating satisfaction from the Cast and Steel Jack models at a lower cost. The trade-off for price is longevity for frequent users.
Let's have a more in-depth look at the components that make up the All-Cast and Cast and Steel Jacks:
The physical difference between the All-Cast and Cast and Steel Jack is the material of which four specific parts are made of. The components that make up the All-Cast Jack are manufactured from high-yield and tensile-strength grades of malleable and ductile castings while the Cast and Steel Jack models contain a combination of stamped, high-strength steel parts and casting parts. The standard bar on all Hi-Lift models is made from custom, hot-rolled steel I-beams that are cut to size, then punched to reveal the oval shaped holes that run the length of the jack.
Some components of the Hi-Lift® Jack can be made of either steel or casting without compromising strength or safety. Because Bloomfield Manufacturing Company (Hi-Lift®'s parent company) is a well-equipped metal fabricator, they can produce steel parts more economically than the casting parts. The result is a more affordable price for the Cast and Steel Jack models without compromising its strength or load capacity.