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What are the different parts of axle stands?

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Axle stand saddle

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. The saddle supports the load that will be lifted. The corner of a vehicle’s axle sits within the curved saddle.

Axle stand centre column

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. Each stand has a central column. The picture on the left shows two centre columns from two different axle stands. The one on the left contains a ratchet that enables adjustment of the stand, the column on the right contains openings to allow adjustment.

Axle stand feet

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. The large feet help spread the load when the vehicle is placed on each saddle.

Axle stand safety pin

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. Near the top of the centre tube is a safety pin which slots through the saddle arm to enable adjustments. Once slotted through, the pin acts as a locking system.

Axle stand centre tube

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. The centre tube slots into the centre column to enable adjustment. Also attached to the centre tube are the legs.

Axle stand locking lever (ratchet mechanism)

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. The locking lever is attached to the pawl, which locks into the teeth of the saddle arm. Lifting the lever allows you to adjust the height of the stands.

Axle stand pawl

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. The pawl is located inside the centre column of the stand, attached to the locking lever.

The pawl is a pivoted lever, shaped to engage with the ratchet teeth on the saddle arm to lock the arm in place.

Axle stand foldable legs

Car and trolley jacks, axle stands, bottle jack, trolley jack, racing jack, vehicles, maintenance, mechanics, DIYers, wonkee donkee, hydraulic. Certain axle stands feature space-saving folding legs for easy storage.