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Re: Are all Highlift jacks

Per your request: Here is how I mounted my Highlift. I used Demello High Lift clamps.


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48" from Harbor Freight. I keep it mounted full time no garage. It's just now starting to show signs of surface rust after being mounted for about 2 and a half months. Never oiled it. Going to give it a cleaning and oil it and re-mount it this week. Used it once and it works just fine.


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Here's an extra large pic so you can see the extent (or lack thereof) of the rust...


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Re: Are all Highlift jacks

G'day,
I know this is not a hi-lift, but its of similar ilk.
I mounted my Radflo Hydra Jack inside, stays in the rig, and no rust, but its also not made of steel. Just another option.
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The genuine Hi-Lift brand is superior to all its imitators, which are mostly Chinese junk.
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^^^^^ Second that!!!!
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No they are not all created equal. I looked at 3 other knock offs and not one of them seemed as sturdy or well built. Many of them didn't have a slight kickup at the end of the lifting jaw/platform which to me seemed stupid and dangerous (on a already dangerous tool). I bought the hilift extreme, and it seems like the finish will hold up well. Mine is going to be mounted inside so weather wont be as much of an issue. I believe most of the problems people face with the hilift are due to the jack being poorly maintained. If its kept cleaner and oiled there is much less of a chance of "issues" happening.
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Its the rating on the mechanism. It shears to keep the steel parts from cracking under stress. They sell a rebuild kit that replaces the springs and shear pins.
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I guaranty there's not a soul on here that will ever wear a Hi-Lift out during the course of their recreational off-road experiences. Most on here will never even use one in an emergency situation. I've used mine twice when I had alternatives. I'd venture to say that one could leave a Hi-Lift on their RR for many years before it was rendered inop. I've left one in the bed of a pick-up for at least 12 years and had to use it one night... flawless.
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