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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 02:11 PM
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I had mine for a dozen years on my FJ and never needed my hi-lift until a few weeks ago. I was in Montana in a trail in the mountains and I took the wrong turn. I had my trailer with me and this trail was steep and going down and getting more narrow. I knew I was in trouble when there were trees starting to lay across the trail. Normally I would just find a wide spot and turn around but I had the trailer with me and I was going a steep downward trail. Anyway I finally found a spot just wide enough to turn part of the way and used the hi-lift jack to turn the trailer the rest of the way. It was so step that I would lift the trailer about a foot and the steepness would make the hi-lift jack fall and the trailer moved about 6". It took me about 30 minutes to flip the trailer around that way but I was sure glad I had the hi-lift that day. Here's a snap shot of the trail. Notice the small trees laying across the trail.
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I use mine quite a bit on the ranch. It's great for pulling T-posts, tightening up barbed wire and getting "stupid" fixed. I used to carry it in the truck box but after getting the FJ I've been leaving it at the ranch. Originally I got it because the little jack that came with the pickup wasn't anywhere big enough. The 4 ton farm jack works great! I don't have to unload the truck to fix a flat!




We also use it to get the trailers on/off of the truck hitch, open the doors on the box cars, hold down bags and stuff. Plus, it's heavy enough that the donkeys don't run off with it.
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