Clarke Strong arm Ctj3000g
Clarke’s CTJ3000G may be the company’s best-selling trolley jack, but it offers less in value, compared with offerings from rival companies. Being designed specifically for professional garage use, we were unsurprised that the test sample proved itself to be sturdy, well-built and comfortable to operate. The chassis is immensely stable, when supporting weight at full height, and the build quality is good. While we liked the two halves of the handle being held together by a springloaded fixing, it’s a shame that it’s held to the socket by a bolt, rather than a more Diy-friendly knurled head. There is no rubber isolator pad for the saddle, either.
Should you have to lift low-slung vehicles, factor-in the fact that the Clarke has the lowest saddle height out of all the jacks tested here and, the smaller and less stable Faithfull jack excluded, the lifting arm also has the greatest range of movement. Vital stats: Length 660mm Width 345mm Min/max saddle heights 115mm/485mm
The Clarke CTJ3000G’S lifting arm is held into its socket by a bolt head, as do the Draper and SIP jacks.