Requests from customers for a jack that could lift from as low as 2 inches launched a redesign to Bogert Aviation's old faithful Tribal Jack. Originally manufactured for the Piper Tribe of aircraft, Bogert Aviation's Tribal Jack has proven itself to be a great multipurpose shop tool for many aircraft models having oleo strut landing gear. The Tribal Jack is very useful for annual inspections as well as changing a tire or packing wheel bearings. Fixing a flat is easy with this lower clearance lifting pad. It can be used on main gear, nose gear and the tail wheel.
The pad 12-03536 can be mounted either right side up or flip the pad to add 2 inches of clearance. The pad can be mounted on all earlier model Tribal Jacks. Simply unbolt the old, bolt on the new. The pad makes fixing a flat much easier.
Use the Tribal Jack with Landing Gear Support Stand PN 12-02015 for added safety.
Note: All 30M-TJ Jacks will be shipped with the pad effective by April 1, 2012.
I am using it to Jack up a Husky A-1C with 26” tires. In order to avoid have the top lifting on the Husky cross brace, I had to drill two more holes to move the lifting holder higher by about an inch to provide enough clearance from the cross brace. With that modification the Jack works great
The Tribal Jack actually works, and it seems to be very stable.
The Bogert Tribal Jack was the perfect solution for a quick, safe, and easy tube change on my Piper Turbo Arrow. My mechanic that helped with my tire change already wants to borrow the Jack for the annual on his plane. Awesome product!
Other than the high cost - the jack works great! Very nice solution. Mechanics that saw it in my hangar as we did some tire work on my plane were also big fans and wanted to know how to acquire one.
great tool. easy to set up and get a main off the ground. they have changed the support by removing the rubber pad. it works fine without it. pricey but definitely a quality piece.
Works great on Extra 300. Does not work on our Baron. The jack may be rated to 6,000 lbs, the base plate is not!
Doesnt fit my 414a, a bottle jack for $250 dollars less does a better job
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Per the manufacturer: The tribal jack weighs just under 18 lbs making it a very lightweight jack.
The jack comes with the pad.
Yes the 12-00838 will work on 235 with wheel pants.
This unit does not have a specific aircraft application chart, but does state it can be used on numerous models of aircraft with oleo struts.
Correct the yellow lift point has a slight v shape to keep the landing gear on the pad.