How do you recommend propping up the trailer for installation?
A few suggestions we have for propping up your trailer are using your existing jack, a stabilizer block, jack stands, or wood blocks. You will need at least 16-18” of height to properly install the JX.
Can the center jack (JXC) be welded rather than bolted?
Yes, at your discretion.
Do I need to grease the gears before use?
No, the JX will come already lubricated. We recommend greasing the internal gear system every 90 days. Please refer to the product manual.
What is the load capacity of the JX?
JXC (Center Mount Jacks): 3K lift capacity and 5K static capacity
JXS (Side Mount Jacks): 2K lift capacity and 2K static capacity
What is the recommended drill torque setting?
We recommend keeping the torque setting as low as possible while still lifting the trailer. A heavier load will require a higher torque setting.
Does the JX come with a caster wheel?
Each JX comes standard with a foot plate. Caster wheels will be released mid-December and will be sold separately.
Does the JX Center Mount come with bolts for installation?
No. Bolt sizes and threading may vary depending on the type of trailer you have. You will need to purchase bolts for installation. Here is a general standard: three (3) 3/8″ diameter, 1″ long, grade 5 bolts and lock washers.
What type of Mount Bracket comes with the JX2-S and JX5-S?
The JX2-S comes with a smaller bracket that can be mounted on a 4” frame and needs 6” of clearance to install. The JX5-S comes with a larger bracket that can be mounted on a 7” frame and needs at least 8” of clearance to install.
What is the best position for the JX5-S Mount Bracket to be installed?
The connection point should be in the low position (recommended). However, it can be flipped to the high position if needed.
How much does the JX weigh?
JX2-S: 23 lbs
JX5-S: 25 lbs
JX2-C: 14 lbs
JX5-C: 14 lbs
Can the JX be submerged in water?
The JX can be submerged in water for brief periods. However, we highly recommend rinsing the JX with fresh water after heavy salt water exposure.
Can the JX be stored outdoors?
Yes, the JX has three layers of weather protection and can be stored outdoors with your trailer.
What kind of drill should I use with the JX?
Any 18-24V compact non-impact drill can be used with the Trailer Valet Drill Attachment. We recommend the DeWalt brand