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Old 08-05-2010, 12:06 PM
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I'm about to go and buy one but thought I'd post a question here. I see them for sale at McGuckins, Jax, Murdocks, etc. Are there different model numbers/types? If so, which is preferred?

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Old 08-05-2010, 12:09 PM
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I like the all cast but any will do..

http://www.hi-lift.com/hi-lift-jacks...omparison.html
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:32 PM
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The lifting parts are the same, the cast version has a couple of nicer parts (base and top clamp). I have a stamped version and have used it a lot because of the lack of a winch for a long time. The stamped parts are plenty strong.

The main thing IMO is to get the Bloomfield Manf. Co. made 'Hi-Lift' brand, this is the real one. There are things like jacks and recovery gear where I prefer to know pretty surely that the ratings are true.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:53 PM
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I'm with Dave. If it says Hi-LIFT on it, it'll be fine.
3 flavors:
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2 common lengths
48"
60"

I've used a 60" jack once where a 48" jack would NOT have worked. but the 48" jack fits in my truck much better.

I say get a used one at the rally this weekend.
dollar an inch for one in good shape is a good deal.
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I like the 60" because I can see myself using a 48" and saying man I wish I had a 60". But never see myself using a 60" and saying man I wish I had a 48"
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Hard to find places for a 5' jack! A 48" and a short chain will lift nearly anything you need....it's all in the rigging. Example: When Isaac and I lost a inner bead on a rear wheel of WR my 48" was plenty tall enough to do what we needed and I have over 60" of articulation front to rear!
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I've got a 57" hi lift.. it fits perfectly laying across the wheel wells behind the back seats. So far I haven't missed those last few clicks.. yeah I put a 60 in a band saw..
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I like the 60" because I can see myself using a 48" and saying man I wish I had a 60". But never see myself using a 60" and saying man I wish I had a 48"
I agree with this expecially after witnessing the recovery on Ehill. Think not only about jacking up the rig for tire change or repair, but also for recovery techniques. We had to stack some rocks under the 48" hi-lift (IIRC) to get the jack high enough to grab the roll-bar to help flip the gecko back over.
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Yep. Id rather have the headache of were to fit the 60" for storage rather than the headache of needing only 3-5 more inches on a 48"
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i have a 60" i leave at home and rely on one of you
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