October 05, 2015, 8:08 pm
This product is multifunction. It can be used as a jack, a winch, a clamp, and the handle (in cases of emergency) can be used as breaker bar. The 60" model is great for lifting long suspension travel rigs, giving you more height for recovery in soft or deep areas, as well as providing a longer pulling area for the infrequent need to use it as a winch.It can mount in numerous locations, endure the roughest of climates, and can literally save you a lot of dough in recovery costs. I have even seen a hi-lift used as a temp replacement link in case of trail brakeage.
60" hi-lifts are hard to store on a vehicle unless they are stored mounted to the side of the vehicle in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal position. To store a hi-lift, custom mounting points need to be purchased or fabricated. They are heavy to carry. These jacks can be extremely dangerous, if not used correctly or with caution. Many times a wider base is needed for the hi-lift to be used in soft terrains. They require custom lift points, such as HD bumpers, rock rails, or chassis connection points to be able to use the jack with a vehicle.
All in all, I highly recommend the hi-lifts jacks. I have had two of them. I have used them in many different situations and find them to be worth the inherant negatives that come with owning one. A hi-lifts benefits outway the negatives for sure. Even still, with all the benefits that come with owning a hi-lift, it's always a good idea to carry another jack as well. I always have a bottle jack in my rig too.
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