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Ultra-Fab introduces next generation of electric tongue jacks

Ultra Fab jacks with Zerk technologyELKHART — Ultra-Fab Products, Inc., today announced the introduction of patent pending Zerk technology which the company said dramatically increases the life of the jack by five times over competitive products.

“As the industry evolves and travel trailers become larger and heavier with slideouts now the norm on most, RVers need a reliable, long-lasting tongue jack that will withstand the rigors of the camping lifestyle-and with Ultra-Fab’s new innovative tongue jacks with Zerk technology making it the strongest and most reliable tongue jack consumers can buy,” said Craig Searer, Ultra-Fab’s president.

“We’ve conducted side-by-side cycle bench testing between our tongue jacks and all of our major competitors products, and our jacks continually perform long after the competitors products failed,” he added. “Now, with the addition of the Zerk feature where the RVers can lubricate the threaded rod that raises and lowers the trailer, the test results show that Ultra-Fab’s tongue jacks last a minimum of five times longer than any competitors’ products.”

Zerk technology is essentially a valve that opens under pressure to allow lubricant to pass through a channel and be forced into the voids of the threaded rod, Searer explained. Grease fittings are permanently installed by a threaded connection, leaving a nipple connection that a grease gun attaches to. The pressure supplied by the grease gun forces a small captive bearing ball in the fitting to move back against the force of its retaining spring. When the pressure ceases, the ball returns to its closed position. The ball excludes dirt and functions as a check valve to prevent grease escaping back out of the fitting.

The new Zerk technology is available on the following Ultra-Fab tongue jacks: 

  • Ultra 4000 Electric Tongue Jack (Mfg. Number: 38-944014),
  • Ultra 4002 Electric Tongue Jack (Mfg. Number: 38-944016),
  • Ultra 3502 Electric Tongue Jack (Mfg. Number: 38-944017),
  • Ultra 3502-7 Electric Tongue Jack with 7-Way Plug (Mfg. Number: 38-944037).

These tongue jacks feature the following distinctive characteristics:

  • Super strong jacks featuring 3,500 to 4,000 pounds of lifting power.
  • 2.25-inch outer tube. (38-944014)
  • 2-inch outer tube. (38-944016, 38-944017 & 38-944037)
  • 18 inchds of travel.
  • Travels 10 inches in 40 to 50 seconds.
  • Water resistant motor and gear housing
  • Hardened steel gears.
  • LED light projects light in four directions (38-944014 & 38-944016).
  • Emergency crank socket included.
  • 6-inch diameter quick-drop footpad has 5.5 inches of extension.( 38-944014 & 38-944016)
  • Black wrinkle powder coat finish.
  • 12-volt operation.
  • Heavy duty electrical/connector terminals.
  • Durable Acme threaded rod.
  • 25-amp circuit breaker.
  • External grounding.
  • Power supply line is 7 feet of 10-gauge wire.
  • Positive and negative wires for secure connection (38-944017 doesn’t have two wires).

“So if you want to offer your customers who are shopping for a new or replacement electric tongue jack, a reliable and long-lasting tongue jack, you will need to stock and recommend Ultra-Fab’s line of electric tongue jacks,” said Searer.

Ultra-Fab’s Ultra Electric Tongue Jacks are available through Arrow Distributing, Coast Distribution, Keystone Automotive, NTP and StagParkway.

SOURCE: Ultra-Fab press release

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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