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hi-lift jack differences

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacomaman06, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    looking at hi-lifts on ebay..............they have the cast/steel, all cast and extreme.

    what makes the all cast better than the cast/steel one(if anything)? the extreme is way overkill for me i do believe!:D
     
  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    I have the same question...
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    Cast is heavier built. The steel/fabricated "Head" does not hold up well to abuse "work".
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    cast/steel has some stamped steel pieces, the all cast is just that. They should both have similar capacities but the all cast is slightly more durable.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    I just know from using hilift jacks since I could run a tractor. I don't know particular specs. I have never broken a cast hilift. I have trashed the fabricated/steel one. They all need oil or wd-40 slobbered on them to work properly and they never work right when you bend one. That is a bad day.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    That's what I need to buy is a hi-lift jack! Let me know what you go with tacomaman06. ;)
     
  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    cool....thanks for the responses. i think im gonna get an all cast hi-lift then, and the o.r.b. to go with it.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    When you get it, buy some clevises that fit in the holes. It is alot easier to attach a chain or strap when you need it.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    yeah, i got 4 or 5 small clevises in my tool box right now, so they will work well with the hi-lift.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Okay someone needs to school me on hi-lift jacks! I have no clue how they work?:confused: What kind do I need for my truck?
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    getting there....
    well.....you need either sliders or a plate bumper(s) before you can use the hi-lift.............well, you can use the hitch, but that may not be too safe.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    what ever you jack up must be stable. If it moves you are dead or screwed.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    uses of a hi lift jack:
    Winch
    jack -duh
    fence stretcher
    calf puller - very desperate situation
    Large clamp - hold boards together
    load a sea container - requires two
    hold a hay rake folded together for transport.
    pull out large posts
     
  14. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Oh so I would use it on my nerf bars to lift the truck?:confused:
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    nah.....wont work too good man....they'd bend all to hell from the weight of the truck.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Okay so bottom line.:eek: What would I need to do to make the hi-lift jack work on my truck?:confused:
     
  17. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    getting there....
    probably the cheaper solution......buy and weld or bolt on a set of rock sliders. they are cheaper than a plate bumper anyway.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Okay. Dang, now I really feel stupid. What are rock sliders?!?!
     
  19. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    they weld or bolt to the frame to keep damage to the rockers to a minimum when offroading..............here is a link.....

    http://www.revenge-fab.com/sliders.html

    these are the sliders im getting.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Oh okay! So they are like nerf bars!?!?
     
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