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George Radion in Australia has a database on Australian-made Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Epco vehicle jacks.  Many of the photos and comments have been gleaned from Ebay and other sites.  I would be pleased to add photos and comments from anyone who has information on these jacks.

Please note that this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I make no claims about authority on this subject. Use your own discretion when evaluating the accuracy of the information.

Many Epco jacks are now very old.  I would recommend that they are now used only for display purposes.  If one is used for lifting a vehicle, the operator should never put them self underneath the supported area without additional load bearing equipment in place, such as block of wood. Never use bricks for this purpose.

New seals are available for these jacks. Please see the link on the home page.

The values are normally taken from auction sites world-wide, but exclude postage.

Request to vendors: Please feel free to use the information from these databases in your adverts. An acknowledgement of the source would be most welcome. However, please do not twist any of the information. Where I say along the lines: 'May be for car X' please make this clear in your advert. An altered statement saying: 'It is for car X' will create false facts and misinformation. If you know for certainty a jack's heritage please contact me so that I can amend the entry. Thank you.

 

General Notes on Epco Jacks

Epco used numbering across all the range 55 /60 /65/70/75/etc.

A/B/C/K/V/T were the prefix letters.

A/B/C were all the same frame with the difference being the seal packing kit.

Early models had glands that tightened up on a leather and fabric seal. This was followed by rubber fabric.

In the C series they moved over to an O ring with a scraper or wiper ring held in by a circlip. The main ram seal remained the same with a cup seal made of a composite material.

The V series had a number of problems; the alloy block was very weak and the pump plunger used to break through the bottom of the block. The ball bearing valves were prone to braking through the valve seat and the main ram was sealed only by O rings with a ptfe backup split ring.

The T series replaced the V series and resolved these problems. The visible difference was the maximum height bar connected to the release / overload valve. 

Brockhouse Harvey Frost bought out Epco keeping the T series alive. They stopped producing spares for the A/B/C series but had to reintroduce them for the C series as the UK MOD had so many of these jacks. 

 Trolley Jacks followed by Tower Jacks


















 

Epco 1.5 Tons

Description:

The Epco 1 1/2 tons trolley jack is most likely pre war. It has 2 brass plaques. The first reads: EPCO LTD, STAR WORKS, SKINNER LANE, LEEDS, ENGLAND, MODERN GARAGE EQUIPMENT, No. 0302. The other reads: CAPACITY 1 1/2 TONS.

The lift is 19; the handle is 43 tall; overall length is 38; max width is 15.5; the wheel track is 12, same front and rear.

Photos and data courtesy of Tim Lyon. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

Probably pre war.

Value:

 

 

 

Epco 2 Ton

Description:

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 36.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco BJ5

Description:

The BJ5 is an unusual upright axle/bumper jack. The casting on top of the pedestal reads EPCO BJ5 CAPACITY 3000 LBS EPCO LTD LEEDS ENGLAND. Adjacent is a lever with 2 cast arrows labelled UP and DOWN. It measures 38" tall, 39" wide and the base 24" x 24".

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage axle/bumper jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Epco 5 Ton

Description:

 52" long. 24" lift Top plate cast 5 TON EPCO. Only other details as shown in the photos - Courtesy of David Bosley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2018 = 25.00 - 1 sale

87.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 July 2020

43.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 September 2020

 

 

 

Epco De Luxe No.5

Description:

The jack is cast EPCO DE LUXE No.5 30 CWT. Photos courtesy James Watson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 36.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco Deluxe 2.5 Ton

Description:

The jack is cast EPCO DELUXE IMPORTANT FILL WITH CLEAN LIGHT GRADE OIL ONLY CAPACITY 2 1/2 TONS. Only other details as shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 56.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 10

Description:

The jack is cast EPCO No.10. It has a 2.5 Ton lifting capacity and has a maximum lift to 19.5".  Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 52.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco Minor 15

Description:

The Epco Minor 15 trolley jack has a 15cwt lift. The casting and label says EPCO LTD, MINOR CAP 15 CWT EPCO LTD LEEDS ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 39.74 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 39.66 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2019 = 24.33 - 3 sales

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 September 2020

 

 

 

 

Epco Hi Lift

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 175.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No.30

Description:

5 Ton trolley jack. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2018 = 20.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 35 Hy Lift

Description:

2.5 Ton trolley jack. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 103.33 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 72.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco K40

Description:

The K40 has a 2 Tonne capacity. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Operating Instructions and Spare Parts for K30 & K40.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

68.77 paid on UK Ebay 14 August 2020

 

 

 

Epco 50

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 May 2020

 

 

 

 

Epco Model No. 55

Description:

The Epco 55 trolley jack has a 1.25 ton lift. Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 74.51 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 33.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco Model No. 60

Description:

The Epco 60 trolley jack has a 9000 lb lift. Details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 31.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 43.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco Model No. 65

Description:

The Epco 65 trolley jack has a 2 ton lift. It is stamped No. 65 SERIAL No. xxx MARK III CAPACITY xxx KGS 4480 LBS EPCO LTD ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

1970, 1975

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 50.75 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 31.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 9.60 - 1 sale

21.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2020

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 January 2021

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 April 2021

 

 

 

 

Epco Atom No. 65

Description:

The Epco Atom 65 trolley jack has a 3.5 tonne lift. It is stamped ATOM No. 65. The jack in the photos is missing the rounded cover plate at the base of the handle. Photos courtesy of Ian Lunn.

Peter Wilson informs me that the curved plate is labelled 1587kg 3500lbs.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 15.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 70

Description:

The Epco 70 trolley jack has a 2.5 ton lift. It is cast EPCO No. 70 2 1/2 TONS TROLLEY JACK

See here for Epco 70 series exploded diagram.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 43.00 - 2 sales

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 February 2020

36.99 paid on UK Ebay 24 December 2020

 

 

 

 

Epco Model No. 75

Description:

The Epco 75 trolley jack has a 2.5 ton lift. It is cast EPCO JACK MODEL No. 75 2 1/2 TONS.

See here for Epco 70 series exploded diagram.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 52.55 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 30.47 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 41.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 84.75 - 2 sales

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 November 2020

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 November 2020

52.99 paid on UK Ebay 29 November 2020

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 February 2021

 

 

 

 

Epco T75

Description:

The T75 is a 2.5 ton high lift jack. Unfortunately the data plate is missing. It has a lifting height of 36", 70" long and 18" wide. Other details as shown in the photos courtesy of Kim Worrall.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 50.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco T75 - Variation 1

Description:

This jack has a number of similarities to the one above. Main differences are the jacking pad and lever arrangement behind the handle shaft. Unfortunately the label is damaged where the model number should be displayed and also the lifting capacity, but believed to be 5 Tonnes.

Interesting to note that the label states "A DIVISION OF FKI BRADBURY.....".

Total Length 147cm; Main Body Length 126cm; Body Width 16.5cm; Body Height 18cm; Max Width inc Wheels 43cm; Lift Arm Length 54cm; Lifting Max Height 60cm; Hand Lever Length 118cm.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 80

Description:

The Epco 80 trolley jack has a 5 ton lift. It is cast EPCO N0. 80 5 TONS TROLLEY JACK. The base is 136cm long. Height is 13cm rising to 51cm.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 60.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 85

Description:

The Epco 85 trolley jack has a 5 ton lift. It is cast EPCO N0. 85 5 TONS 5050 KILOS TROLLEY JACK.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 103.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No. 90

Description:

The Epco 90 trolley jack has a 7.5 ton lift. It is cast EPCO JACK MODEL N0. 90 7 1/2 TONS.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 32.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco 100 Series

Description:

The Epco 100 Series trolley jack has a 10160 Kg SWL. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 50.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2019 = 92.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Epco No 200

Description:

The Epco No. 200 trolley jack has a 20320 Kg capacity. Only other details as shown in the photos which are courtesy of Goran Theander.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage trolley jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Epco Lifting Frame

Description:

Only details of the Epco Lifting Frame as shown in the pictures. Photo copyright Paul Dyson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage lifting frame.

Jack Handle Type:

Fixed.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 


Tower Jacks


 











 

Epco Tower Jack

Description

Epco 4 Ton 6.5" triple screw Tower jack. It is cast EPCO 4 TON 6 1/2 INCH TOWER JACK PATS 197859 872871. On the other side it is cast It is cast ERN LAKE 4 TON 6 1/2 INCH TOWER JACK PATS 197859 872871, below which is HARVEY FROST & CO LTD BISHOP'S STORTFORD.

This illustrates the collaboration between companies, both during WW2 and after. This particular example is date stamped 1992.

See also the Harvey Frost and Ern Lake Tower Jack versions.

Applicable Vehicles:

Bedford MK and MJ military vehicles

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the 5th photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1992

Value:

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