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Old 03-28-2024, 05:12 PM   #1
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jacking the bus question

The next question is what is best location to jack the rear of the bus. I did some searching, there is a lot of answers on blocking but could not find much on jacking.

I have a 24' International 3700 bus. 12,500 empty weight. Can I jack the bus using the point where the leaf springs attach to the axle?

I picked up some 6 ton jack stands and an air over hydraulic bottle jack.

To jack on the frame would require lots of height under the jack stands and jack.

Thanks

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Old 03-28-2024, 06:51 PM   #2
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Depends what you are doing. I have lifted by the spring, and the frame above the spring, and the axle. I don't know that I would do it directly by the spring hanger, but depends on the situation.
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Old 03-28-2024, 07:30 PM   #3
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I have jacked my bus up at the rear with just a bottle jack on the bottom diff u-bolt saddle.

Do NOT do it on the housing itself. I've seen it push through the housings......on loaded trucks. I hate the thought of lifting it on an empty truck.

CHAWK your WHEELS
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Old 03-28-2024, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thanks all, I am jacking to pull the axle to check the number of teeth on the spline, and then later to do the brakes and replace a tire.

Looks like some 4 "x 6"'s are in order.
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Old 03-28-2024, 10:12 PM   #5
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Old 03-28-2024, 10:14 PM   #6
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hey

you dont need to kack up the rear to pull axles!!!!

you can do it with tires one the ground.
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Old 03-29-2024, 12:18 PM   #7
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Thanks William I will try that.

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you dont need to kack up the rear to pull axles!!!!

you can do it with tires one the ground.
Exactly! Don't make more work than necessary.
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Old 04-02-2024, 07:25 PM   #9
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The next question is what is best location to jack the rear of the bus. I did some searching, there is a lot of answers on blocking but could not find much on jacking.

I have a 24' International 3700 bus. 12,500 empty weight. Can I jack the bus using the point where the leaf springs attach to the axle?

I picked up some 6 ton jack stands and an air over hydraulic bottle jack.

To jack on the frame would require lots of height under the jack stands and jack.

Thanks

Joe
I always go under the axle, never the frame.
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