Thnx for that.
Right, the reason why I am asking the question. I called them and they said no problem. There are certifying standards where these Jacks are supposed to be over rated by "some" margin.Unless you know how much the lift manufacturer derated the jack, it would be best to add some margin to rated capacity. I personally would not feel comfortable with a jack or lift rated at say 110% of actual weight, I would want rating of at least 2x actual weight on jack.
Keep in mind that actual peak (dynamic) loads may be significantly more than basic weight (static load) when load is being lifted/lowered/etc., due to dynamic accelerations. (What do you think happens to load forces/stresses when vehicle is dropped unceremoniously on to jackstands?) And also, some of the derating margin is intended to cover potential manufacturing "variations" in jack/lift system components.
If you ever put some accessories on your rig, the MaxJack wouldn't be able to handle it. As the weight thread showed, a rig can end up way over 6000# with bull bar, rear bar, two spare wheels, long range tank etc.
My truck is about 3200 Kg with full tanks and me in it. Say 3120 Kg just with full tanks. That's 6878#. Even emptying the fuel tanks wouldn't make it safe.
I had to have the truck lifted once when out on a trip, fully loaded. A 3.5 tonne lift owned by a heavy machinery maintenance shop struggled to raise the truck, and the owner decided to use his pit to do the actual repair work rather than risk busting it.
I would also be worried about the truck tipping, if say you removed both front wheels at the same time, then had to do some heavy wrenching under the front.
I think MaxJack is made for regular cars, although it may handle large cars. Perhaps if you had two of them, and used them as a four point lift it would be okay.
LX-470s have a layer of Fat on them!The 1999 specs were 51%/49% front/rear, at least according to what was published and available for reference on the www at that time. 2002 should be close to that. With a curb weight of 5500lb, you can do the math.
BTW, that is darn well-balanced, considering the vehicle class.