One ton is 2000 pounds. Sears has what they are calling a high-lift 3 ton jack on sale right now for about $30. I went by to get one last weekend and they were sold out. I'm going to try them again tonight.
I have a 2 ton jack now, and it has always done the job, but I'm looking for something that will lift a little higher.
Charlie, you can never have too much power (where have I heard that before). My 2 1/4 ton has served me well for over 20 years now, but there have been times I needed that extra umph!... Like leveling that out building on my Mom's land, or raising that crack-causing roof truss rihgt before I sold that house... :: either will serve you well, so perhaps height raised or weight could further decide which one best serves your needs. Picking one up has become more tedious as I pass the 45-summers mark.
I've found for the front end of my Mustang a 2 ton jack is just too small for it, even using 2X4 as spacers, it just has enough to lift it, I would recommend the 3 ton that's what I plan to buy next, plus it should help with my Cherokee and the Suburban.
Damm, that is a good price.....$29.99 for a 3 ton jack! That's only £20 ! I wish we had a Sears over in in the UK. It's not something I could easily slip in my travel luggage when I'm over the "pond" either hee hee hee!