Craftsman 950156 Operators Operating instructions

Operators Manual
FLOOR JACK
Model 950156 - 4 Ton Capacity
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
CAUTION: Before using this product, read
this manual and follow all its Safety Rules
and Operating instructions.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
U.S. Patent:
5,755,099,5,946,912,6,199,379B1
Printed in China
rev 04/07
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
Save these instructions
Safety instructions
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Parts
Service
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.....P. 3
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.....P. 4 & p.5
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.....P. 8
WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL WARRANTY
If this Craftsman Professional product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within
one year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or other Craftsman Professional
outlet in the United States for free replacement.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For your safety, read, understand, and follow the information provided with and on this jack.
• The owner and operator of this equipment shall have an understanding of this jack and safe
operating procedures before attempting to use. The owner and operator shall be aware that
use and repair of this product may require special skills and knowledge. Jack instructions
and safety information must be conveyed in jack operator’s native language before jack is
used. If any doubt exists as to the safe and proper use of this jack, remove from service
immediately.
• Inspect before each use. Do not use if broken, bent, cracked, or damaged parts (including
labels) are noted. Any jack that appears damaged in any way, operates abnormally or is
missing parts, shall be removed from service immediately.
• If the jack has been or suspected to have been subjected to a shock load (a load dropped
suddenly, unexpectedly upon it), immediately discontinue use until jack has been checked
by a Sears or other qualified service center. It is recommended that an annual inspection
be done by qualified personnel.
• Labels and Owner’s Manuals are available from Sears (see PARTS section on page 6).
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
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WARNING
To avoid crushing and
related injuries:
NEVER work on,
under or around a load
supported only by jack.
ALWAYS use adequately
rated jack stands.
• Study, understand, and follow all
instructions with and on this device
before operating this device.
• Do not exceed rated capacity.
• Use only on hard, level surface.
• This is a lifting device only. Immediately
after lifting, support the vehicle with
appropriately rated vehicle stands.
• Do not move or dolly the vehicle while
on the jack.
• Failure to heed product markings or
warnings may result in personal injury
or property damage.
! SAFETY MESSAGE !
Be sure all tools and personnel are clear
before lowering load. No alterations
shall be made to this product. Only
attachments and/or adapters supplied by
the manufacturer shall be used. Lift only
on areas of the vehicle as specified by the
vehicle manufacturer.
ADVERTENCIA
Leer, comprender, y seguir las instrucciones
antes de utilizar el aparato. El manual
de instrucciones y la informacion de
seguridad deben estar comunicado en
lengua del operador antes del uso. No
seguir estas indicaciones puede causar
danos personales o materiales.
NOTE: Jack stands are rated per pair
unless otherwise noted.
Use 1 matched pair per vehicle only.
ASSEMBLY
TO ASSEMBLE THE TWO PIECE
HANDLE
Spring Pin
• Locate the spring pin on bottom end of upper
handle and the spring pin receiver on the
upper end of lower handle. (Fig. 1).
• Align the spring pin with the spring pin
receiver. Connect the two handle pieces
together by pressing the spring pin and
insert until the spring pin is locked in the
spring pin receiver.
Spring Pin Receiver
Upper Handle
Lower Handle
FIG. 1
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Handle Socket
TO ASSEMBLE THE HANDLE INTO
THE SOCKET
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1. Press and hold the handle socket to loosen
the lock pin (Fig. 2).
2. Pull out the lock pin, then release handle
socket slowly.
! Caution: Handle socket is spring loaded.
Beware of pinching on fingers during
removal of lock pin.
3. Pull and hold the spring knob (Fig. 3).
4. Insert the assembled handle into the
socket, until it is firmly seated.
5. Release spring knob to secure the handle
in position.
FIG. 2
Assembled
Handle
Spring Knob
FIG. 3
3
Lock Pin (to hold the
position of Handle
Socket in packaging)
Handle Socket
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR JACK
BEFORE USE
• Read the operator’s manual completely
and familiarize yourself thoroughly with the
product, its components and recognize the
hazards associated with its use.
• Occasionally during shipping and handling,
the hydraulic oil in jack may become
unstable or air may trapped in the system,
both of which can interfere with the jacks
lifting performance.
• To stabilize the hydraulic oil, it is
recommended to cycle the jack a few times
without applying load:
• Close release valve by turning the jack
handle clockwise until tight.
• Pump the handle until the jack saddle
reaches its maximum height.
• Open release valve by turning jack
handle counter-clockwise, but no more
than 1/2 full turn at a time. Allow the
saddle to reach its lowest position.
• Repeat the above procedure a few
times.
• To release air from the hydraulic system:
• Open the release valve by turning the
jack handle counterclockwise, but never
by more than 1/2 full turn at a time.
• Remove the oil filler screw from the
cylinder (Fig. 4).
• Rapidly pump jack handle through
several full strokes.
• Reinstall the oil filler screw into the
cylinder again and jack is now ready to
use.
Compare Fig. 4 illustration with your jack
BEFORE operation to become familiar with
the location of various jack components.
Jack Handle
Magnetic Tool Tray
(remove to access Oil Filler Plug)
Oil Filler Plug
(located beneath Tool Tray)
Saddle
Lifting Arm
Handle
Socket
Front Wheel
Release Valve
(inside Handle
Socket, engage
with Jack Handle)
Rear Castor
FIG. 4
BEFORE EACH USE
SPECIFICATIONS
Make a visual inspection before each use
of the floor jack by checking for abnormal
conditions, such as cracked welds, leaks and
damaged, loose, or missing parts.
Rated Capacity: 4 Ton / 8000 Lbs
Jack Dimensions: 27-1/4” x 13-1/4” x 67/16”
Lifting Range: 5-3/4” ~ 19-13/16” (Approx.)
(145 - 504 mm)
Oil Capacity: 235 c.c.
Net Weight: 89.1 Lbs (Approx.)
DAMAGE TO JACK
If you think jack has been subjected to an
abnormal load or shock, have it inspected for
damage at a Sears or other qualified service
center before using it again.
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OPERATION
LOWERING THE JACK
• SLOWLY open the release valve by
turning the handle counterclockwise,
but never more than 1/2 full turn at a
time.
OPERATING PRINCIPLES
• With release valve closed, an upward
stroke of the jack handle draws oil from
the reservoir tank into the plunger cavity.
Hydraulic pressure holds a valve closed,
which keeps the oil in the plunger cavity.
• A downward stroke of the jack handle
releases oil into the cylinder, which forces
the ram out. This raises the saddle. (NOTE:
To avoid damage to the cylinder if the load
exceeds the rated capacity of the jack,
oil is automatically released back into
the reservoir through the safety overload
valve.)
• When the ram reaches maximum extension,
oil is bypassed back into the reservoir to
prevent an over-extended ram stroke and
possible damage to the jack.
• Opening the release valve allows oil to
flow back into the reservoir. This releases
hydraulic pressure on the ram, which
results in lowering the saddle.
! Warning: Rated capacity of jack stands
is per pair, it is NOT the sum of individual
capacities unless specifically noted to the
contrary by the jack stand manufacturer.
Do Not exceed rated capacity. Ensure
that the vehicle support points are fully
captured between the outer lugs of both
jack stands. Use a matched pair of jack
stands per vehicle to support one end
only. Use 1 pair per vehicle only. Failure
to do so may result in sudden loss of load,
which may cause personal injury and/or
property damage.
LOWERING THE JACK
! Warning: To avoid crushing injuries and
property damage: Keep hands and feet clear
of work area when lowering load.
• Raise load high enough to clear the jack
stands, then carefully remove jack stands
(always used in pairs).
• SLOWLY open the release valve by turning
the handle counterclockwise, but never
more than 1/2 full turn. If the load fails to
lower:
• Use another jack to raise the vehicle high
enough to reinstall jack stands.
• Remove the affected jack and then the
stands
• Using the other jack, lower the load by
turning the operating handle counterclockwise, but no more than 1/2 full
turn.
• After removing jack from under the
load,push saddle down to reduce ram
exposure to rust and contamination.
Note: The release valve must be closed
for the handle to remain upright. When the
release valve is opened, the handle may
lower to the floor.
HOW TO USE YOUR JACK
RAISING THE JACK
• Chock the vehicle wheels with appropriate
devices to prevent vehicle from moving and
to ensure lifting stability.
• Close the release valve by turning the jack
handle clockwise until tight (Fig. 4).
• Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s owner’s
manual to locate approved lifting points on
the vehicle. Position jack so that the saddle
(Fig. 4) is centered under the load at an
appropriate lift point.
• Pump jack handle until saddle ALMOST
contacts the vehicle. Check to see that the
saddle is centered and will contact the load
lifting point firmly.
• Continue to pump the jack handle to lift
the vehicle to the desired height. After
lifting, immediately support the load with
appropriately rated vehicle support stands
BEFORE working on the vehicle.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTAINING OIL LEVEL
ANNUAL INSPECTION
Important: When adding or replacing oil,
ALWAYS use a good grade Hydraulic Jack oil.
DO NOT use Hydraulic Brake Fluid, Alcohol,
Glycerine, Detergent, Motor Oil or dirty oil.
Use of an improper fluid can cause serious
internal damage to your jack. We recommend
Mobil DTE13M or equivalent.
To ensure that it is in optimum condition,
annual inspection of the jack at a Sears
Service Center is recommended.
REPLACING OIL
• To drain oil, remove oil filler screw and open
release valve. Turn jack over and drain old
oil out through the oil filler hole.
Note: Dispose of hydraulic oil in accordance
with local regulations.
• Refill with new oil through the oil filler hole.
DO NOT allow dirt or foreign material to
enter the hydraulic system when filling.
• After refilling, remove any air from the
hydraulic system by opening the release
valve and rapidly pumping the jack handle
several times.
• Re-install oil filler screw and the jack is
ready to use.
ADDING OIL
• Position the jack on level ground and fully
lower the saddle. (Ram will be all the way
in). Remove oil filler plug from the reservoir
(see Fig. 4 & 5).
• Oil should be filled to the level of about
3/16” above the inner cylinder as seen
from the oil filler hole. If low, add oil as
needed.
• Re-install oil filler plug. The jack is now
ready to use.
LUBRICATION
• Add lubricating oil to all moving parts as
needed.
PREVENTING RUST
• Check ram and pump plunger (Fig. 5)
every few months for any signs of rust or
corrosion. Clean as needed by wiping with
an oily cloth.
• When not in use, ALWAYS store jack with
saddle lowered all the way down.
FIG. 5
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM-SOLVING HINTS
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Jack will not lift load
• Release valve not tightly closed
• Overloaded - too much weight on jack
• Ensure release valve is tightly closed
• Reduce weight on jack
Jack bleeds off
(starts to lower) after lift
• Release valve not tightly closed
• Hydraulic unit malfunction
• Ensure release valve is tightly closed
• Replace power unit assembly
Jack will not lower after
unloading
• Oil reservoir overfilled
• Linkages binding
• Drain fluid to proper level
• Clean and lubricate moving parts
Poor lift performance
• Fluid level low
• Air trapped in system
• Ensure proper fluid level
• With ram fully retracted, open
release valve and remove oil filler
screw, pump handle several times to
expel trapped air. Re-install oil filler
screw.
• Fluid level low
• Ensure proper fluid level
Will not lift to full
extension
PARTS
MODEL NUMBER: 50156
Not all components of the jack are replacement items, but are illustrated as a convenient
reference of location and position in the assembly sequence. When ordering parts, give
Model number, Serial Number and parts description. The Model Number and Serial Number
are found on the lifting arm and handle socket respectively.
Key Description
1
Saddle Assembly
2
Power Unit Assembly
3
Handle Assembly
4
Front Wheel Assembly
5
Handle Socket Assembly
6
Rear Castor Assembly
7
Tool Tray
8
Oil Filler Screw
3
7
8
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