Hi Lift Jacks Are Indispensable Off Road

Hi Lift Jack

The Hi-Lift Jack HL425 is a 42-inch all-cast jack designed for trucks with a load capacity of 7000 pounds and a maximum lifting height of 42 inches. The jack is constructed with cast iron components for strength and durability, and comes with a top winch connector clamp, powder-coated finish, and zinc-plated hardware. The two-piece handle and socket are reliable, and the jack is equipped with a shear bolt for greater safety. The jack also includes safe use information stickers for rated load details and operating instructions.

How To Use a Hi Lift Jack Safely:

  • Only use a Hi-Lift jack for its intended purpose, which is to lift a vehicle from its frame.
  • Always use a Hi-Lift jack on stable, level ground.
  • Before using the jack, check to make sure it’s in good working order, with no visible damage or wear and tear.
  • Make sure the jack’s base is firmly planted on the ground and that the jack is correctly positioned under the vehicle.
  • When lifting the vehicle, ensure that the weight is distributed evenly across the jack’s lifting points.
  • Keep your body parts clear of the jack handle, especially when releasing the handle from the up position.
  • Always use jack stands or other support devices to secure the vehicle once it has been lifted.
  • Never get underneath a vehicle supported only by a Hi-Lift jack.
  • When lowering the vehicle, use the jack handle to slowly release the pressure, and keep your body and hands clear of the area.

We typically bring a Hi Lift jack with us when off road or overlanding and hope to never use it. It is an indispensable tool but can be dangerous. We always try to exhaust all other options before using the Hi Lift. This would include using traction boards, winches, rocking the vehicle back and forth, using a standard jack for replacing tires, and other methods – all of which you should be familiar with before using the Hi Lift.

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