Malabar 8487A 5 Ton Tripod Jack

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The Malabar 8487A variable height tripod Jack is a 5-ton capacity, single stage hydraulic jack designed primarily for use in aircraft maintenance. It consists of a tripod structure, hydraulic cylinder assembly, reservoir, valve block assembly, hand pump assembly, and swivel casters.

The jack leg pads are raised off the ground by spring loaded casters. The casters will retract and the pads rest on the ground when a load is applied to the jack.

Standard Features

  • Manual hand pump with high, medium and low pressure operating positions
  • Heavy duty swivel casters
  • Rain hat (covers jack upper head)
  • Hard chrome plated cylinder bore
  • All unpainted parts are plated to resist corrosion
  • Skydrol resistant paint (safety yellow)
  • Factory proof load @ 150% of rated capacity
  • Three year standard warranty
  • Shipment on domestic skid


  • Rated Capacity: 5 tons (4.5 m. tons)
  • Side Load: 15% of vertical load
  • Roll Under Height: 161.5 inches (4102 mm)
  • Roll Under Height with 28” Leg Extension: 189.5 inches (4813 mm)
  • Low Height: 160.0 inches (4064 mm)
  • Low Height with 28” Leg Extension: 188.0 inches (4775 mm)
  • Hydraulic Lift: 32 inches (813 mm)
  • Extension Screw: 8 inches (203 mm)
  • Total Extended Height: 200 inches (5080 mm)
  • Total Extended Height with 28” Leg Extension: 228 inches (5791 mm)
  • Oil Pressure at Rated Capacity: 1030 psig (72 kg/sq cm)
  • Safety Pop-off Valve set at: 5.5 tons (5.0 m. tons)
  • Proof Load: 7.5 tons (6.8 m. tons)
  • Reservoir Capacity: 1.8 gallons (6.8 liters)
  • Hydraulic Fluid: MIL-PRF-5606 or equivalent
  • Maximum Towing Speed: 5 mph (8 km/h)
  • Approximate Jack Net Weight.: 1150 lbs (522 kg)

Typical Aircraft Applications

  • 8487A - A310 Aft Fuselage
  • 8487A with 28” Leg Extension Kit - A300
  • Optional Add-ons

    • AP: Air Operated Hydraulic Pump
    • GA: Load Gauge
    • TH: Tow Handle
    • LE: 28” Leg Extension Kit
    • LA: Ladder/platform
    • RC: Platform Mounted Operating Controls
    • SPC: Special Paint Color (yellow is standard)
    General Information
    Part #8487A
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