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Re: Hi Lift Pros/Cons and preferred placement

Usedbutnotabused pretty much nails it in my opinion. We used them on the ranch/farm to handle tractors when I was kid, so I was aware of what to look out for and worked heavy lift rigging for years to make a living. Without sliders, they are less useful for sure. another issue already mentioned that I want to second, they are god-awful heavy and awkwardly balanced and you need to find a place for the. I started out with putting it on the roof rack but find I like it better where I keep it now. I add it on when I head to the bush, then take it off when I come back home. Ditto on the maintenance required (grease the lift gear and up/down control) periodically. Definitely try it out some at home before you need to use it out in the wild, but be aware that it is going to be a different animal in the mud/dirt/rock than it is in your driveway.
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