Originally Posted by jerry1945
When I change a tire I use a ordenary dirt shovel, slide under tire gives 3-4 inches lift, works great.
Do you know why the Irish rail road workers were called "Gandy Dancers"?
Well, you may find this interesting:
When you need to lift the rail a bit (Lift the ties and shovel ballast under 'em so they are level) they took a long handled shovel, made by Gandy Shovel company, shoved the business end under the tie and then climbed on the end of the handle and did a little jig to jiggle the tie up so the ballast rock would go underneath it.
A tried and true method.
I still like adjusting the jack better.. Way easier. A good hydraulic bottle jack is infintely adjustable, .01 inch, no problem.