kennedy t49 3-tonne
Other than its different colour scheme and 4% price premium, the Kennedy T49 is identical in every way to the Halfords offering. Although the T49’s specifications claim a slightly reduced lifting range to the Halfords jack, our measurements showed them as being the same.
We liked both jacks’ large lifting heads (although no rubber protection pad is supplied), as well as the Diy-friendly handles. While they are considerably bulkier and heavier than the Deuba and Faithfull jacks, both the Kennedy T49 and Halfords jacks were very stable under load at their full heights and represented good overall value. Vital stats: Length 685mm Width 346mm Min/max saddle heights 145mm/500mm
Both the Halfords and Kennedy jacks use knurled nuts to hold the handle to the jack socket, which tends to be more convenient for DIY use.