Not everybody needs an ultra-low profile jack, but if you’re regularly working on high-performance cars you probably run into the problem of getting the jack under the car from time to time. With a saddle height of only 1-7/8, it’ll be hard to find a vehicle too low for this new jack from OTC tools.
The 5200 ultra-low profile service jack is rated for 2 tons. While it can squeeze under low cars, it can lift them to 20-1/2″. A “fifth-wheel design” allows you to turn the jack almost in place and a foot pedal allows you to quickly raise the saddle up to the jacking point on the vehicle. OTC uses polyamide casters because of the material’s high strength and thermal properties, and builds a tray into the top of the jack to catch fasteners and tools that otherwise might roll away.
I can’t find this jack for sale anywhere yet, but judging from the fact their other 2-ton floor jacks run anywhere from $200 to $400, this jack will probably run at least $400.