This summer I turned 57. Now I have a different view of manual labor. Since I use trailers in all my truck and SUV reviews, manual trailer jacks became an issue. Sometimes I hook and unhook loaded trailers 3 times in a day. My Gooseneck trailer has a hydraulic jack, but I have 3 bumper pull trailers. Ultra-Fab rescued me with the Ultra 4000. Yes that means it’s a 4000 lb capacity tongue jack which should lift the tongue of about any conventional trailer made. It was easy to install (about 30 minutes if you don’t use a camera). Just drop the trailer tongue on jack stands. The old jack just unbolts from the top with 3 bolts and the nuts are generally welded under the coupler. On my Logan Coach horse trailer, the tongue jack has a double brace for the jack. This keeps the jack from moving around when on the ground. This horse trailer has a dressing room where I installed the battery.
Ultra 4000 comes complete with everything you need except a battery unless your trailer has that and some wire eyelets to attach cables to the battery. The jack has 10 gauge wire, which I appreciate and a 30 amp slow burn inline fuse. There is also a 25 amp circuit breaker near the motor, this protects the electrical components and prevents those annoying wire fires.
I ran the new jack wires under the tongue up through the floor of the dressing room to the battery. Then re-routed the charge wire from the useless breakaway small battery to the full size battery I installed. Those trailer brake emergency break-way switch battery’s barely last a year. Glad to be rid of it. The charge wire will keep the battery charged when I tow. The jack wiring comes with an external ground wire.
I’ve been using blocks of wood to space up the manual trailer jack. Not too stable especially on a slope, letting the jack slip and tumble off the blocks. Ultra 4000 comes with a 6 inch round foot that extends 5.5 inches, about the depth of my wood blocks. The jack pipe is grooved and the quick drop jack foot matches it with 18 inches of jack travel.
Unique to the electric trailer jack segment is a grease zerk on the jack shaft for years of use. It only needs greased once a year according to Ultra-Fab, which comes already greased from the factory. A rubber cover slides over the grease zerk hole to keep the dirt out. As much as I use a jack, I’ll grease it every 6 months.
The outside jack components are powder coated. For easier hookup at night, a water resistant LED light is standard and the jack comes with a deep socket for a manual cranking in an emergency.
Two year warranty, you can watch my install at www.Youtube.com/MrTruckTV For more info go to www.Ultra-Fab.com