Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by W. Winget » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:37 am

Sort of ON topic, I recently located a Walker 'Badger' #55, manual 5 ton jack, (listed as a railroad Jack), it is identical to the issue jack shown in several photos I've found of soldiers working on their Liberty's and shown in the late parts manual for the 1918 Standard B Liberty Truck. SWEET find there, many Walkers out there, but the 5T in proper configuration seems harder to find.
I blasted and painted black, might have been red, doubt it was OD, but no color photos to ID anything. set it up on teh truck bumper and now have more motivation to work on the truck. The National Archive records show other WWI jack manufacturers, but two photos of the Walker plant DO show this particular jack, and tying it in with a newly found parts manual was icing on the cake.
Here's a similar jack of the worthpoint site:

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I bought many surplussed US Jacks for military vehicles, once you leave the 50's behind, commercial jacks seem to become a motorpool standard for either replacement or issue. All the Deuces and 5 Tons use red, blue, sometimes dark OD US Made hydraulic jacks. I think the only criteria is that it would be a US made piece, I have seen multiple shapes and size ratings, usually of 5T rating.
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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by Silly's MB » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:06 am

Hartofoak wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:22 am
I wonder who won this Walker hydraulic jack recently at auction?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALKER-VEHIC ... 1438.l2649
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It wasn't me although I did put a bid in after you pointed it out to me.
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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by Jeff H » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:52 pm

Just brought this home today from my Dad's garage. A Hein-Werner jack. Something that he has had for a long time.
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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by TrunkTools » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:31 pm

W. Winget wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:37 am
Sort of ON topic, I recently located a Walker 'Badger' #55, manual 5 ton jack,
Nice jack Winget... now pull out your biggest bowie knife and start to whittle a wood handle for that old relic. I buy lots and lots of car and truck jacks but the jacks from the teens that used the wood handles are far and few.

Glad to see the Hydraulic Jack topic still circulating here. Would love to find a kind soul who has a bunch of old catalogs for Walker / Heinz / Black Hawk / Ascuo and any others. Having factory illustrations and sales numbers will help our cause. I try to buy up the catalogs when they come up for sale but that doesn't happen too often.

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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by Hartofoak » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:13 am

Here's a GMC marked Walker 926 hydraulic jack up for auction in the UK ...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Walk ... Swj2RbHLii
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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by Gordon_M » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:20 am

That's quite nice, though having to pick it up would be a bit of a problem, and it isn't cheap.

I have a couple of the same jack bought locally from car boot sales at £3 to £5, though to be fair neither are GMC-stamped.

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Re: Hydraulic Jacks - Military and Commercial

Post by gpw_42 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am

Here are a few pics from the eBay auction linked above:
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