Last Updated on September 1, 2020
Are you looking for the best horse trailer jack?
We have tested and compiled our list of the trailer jacks that won’t let you (or your trailer) down.
Whether you are looking for the ease of an electric trailer jack or a solid hand crank trailer jack, we have you covered.
In case you are in a hurry, here is a quick list of our top three horse trailer jacks on the market right now.
See the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices for the recommended picks or read on for the full review.
- Best Electric Jack: Uriah Products UC500010
- Best Manual Crank Jack: Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Jack
- Best Value Jack: Pro Series A-Frame Jack
3 Best Horse Trailer Jacks Available Today
Electric Horse Trailer Jack: Uriah Products UC500010 Electric Trailer Jack
This horse trailer jack can be connected to any power source to run and it is fairly easy to connect with a little wiring know how. And if you aren’t sure about wiring, grab a friend who can help out.
This powerful electric horse trailer jack comes complete with a seven-way connector ensuring an easy connection and operation.
Not only is this electric trailer jack easy to use, this jack is also equipped with an LED light that allows you to use it with ease at night. Not needing a flashlight is a big bonus.
Additionally, there is thermal protection that will automatically protect the jack from any damage due to the motor overheating while in use.
- Easy to install
- Saves time because you don’t have to manually crank
- Tends to create a grinding sound when on the downstroke
- Requires some wiring experience to install
Horse Trailer Manual Crank Jack:Bulldog 1700100317 A-Frame Trailer Jack
With a maximum lifting capacity of 5,000 lbs, you will never struggle lifting your large horse trailer.
This manual crank horse trailer jack can take some muscle when lifting a large trailer, but it won’t be bogged down.
Bulldog has a reputation for creating durable and reliable products, and this jack is no exception. We were pleased with the apparent construction quality.
While most manual horse trailer jacks have a handle that is longer, we found the handle on this Bulldog jack has a relatively short handle.
Some may find this adding to the difficulty in cranking larger trailers.
This problem is only exacerbated if you have particularly large hands, as you will find that it can be difficult to hold onto the handle of this crank when using it.
- Easy to install
- Incredibly reliable
- Easy to use
- Handle is short
- May be difficult to crank large trailers
Value Horse Trailer Jack:Pro Series 1401000303 A-Frame Jack
Ideal for use on your horse trailer, this trailer jack from Pro Series is durable, reliable, and will last for a long time, if you take care of it.
Both the outer and inner tubes on this jack have a black finish which has been treated and cured correctly so the surface should not scratch or chip away.
With precision-fit parts made to ensure that the jack is stable and reliable, you won’t have to worry about pieces rubbing during use and causing premature failure.
The handle has an ergonomic design that was specifically chosen to ensure that cranking is as smooth and easy as possible.
If you suffer from problems with your hands or your arms, then you will find that using this jack is a great way to control your horse trailer without a lot of pain in your joints, thanks to the design.
Although the design of this jack is great, make sure that you carefully measure where the mount plate will rest on your trailer to ensure that this jack will work for your needs.
- Smooth and easy to crank
- Well constructed
- Retracts allowing handle to fold out of the way
- Handle swivels so you can crank very quickly
- Provides plenty of clearance in the retracted position
- Mount plate is rather low
Tips for Safety and Maintenance
You want to make sure that you do everything you can to keep your horse trailer jack in the best possible condition.
This is an investment for you, and taking care of it is always a good idea.
One way to help maintain your jack for as long as possible is to make sure that the handle is not hanging down and dragging along the ground.
If you notice that your jack handle is dragging, then it will hit things on the road and get grease and dirt on the handle and into the moving parts, making it difficult to turn and use without a lot of hassle.
Using a small bungee cord to wrap a loose jack handle up to the body is a great way to keep the handle up and out of the way when you are on the road.
Another tip is to make sure that your trailer jack is well greased.
This is especially important if you live in an area with constantly changing weather or if you do not use your trailer jack on a regular basis, as a little bit of grease will ensure smooth and easy movement so that you don’t struggle to operate your jack.
Which one of our picks for the best horse trailer jack did you choose? Did we leave off any that we should review? Let us know in the comments.
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Fred is the editor of Equine Ridge. He grew up raising horses and has been riding, training, and competing for almost four decades. Fred started out performing on the AQHA and PHBA circuits. Fred trained other competitors in English and Western riding disciplines and today offers free riding lessons to youth who would otherwise not be able to afford lessons. When not working with horses he can be found backpacking or trying to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Email Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org