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Old 03-17-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hi-Lift Handle-All

hey guys i just rescently saw this new product from hi-lift and thought it was a good idea but not sure how the construction/quality/durability of it is, any one own one or have thoughts on it?

if someone could post a pic or link that would be great, my comp is acting wierd right now

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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im gettin one as soon as i get the money together
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:46 AM   #4
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I don't know what the price tag is on that thing, but I don't recall too many instances where I needed a full sized sledge hammer, full sized axe, or full sized pick axe.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #5
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i work for a railroad and i can think of a lot of reasons for that, not all nessaseraly have to be for trail fixes
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I was looking at that bag at a local 4x4 shop. he bought it at the sema show. its amazin how small the bag is and whats inside. all of it was heavy duty too. ( i held it all in my hands) the owner of the shop owns a class 1 buggy and took the bag with him too san felipe last weekend. Ill stop by and ask if he used the bag and how it held up. i believe he said somethin about 150 bucks
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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very nice im liken the sounds of that

just a note i just got the hilift offroad kit {hilift winch kit} and let me tell you that is worth its weight ive used it meny times
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Hmmm... I don't see the need, at least I've never seen anyone need more than a shovel. I carry a small folding military shovel, that's it.
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++ for folding military shovel, works great and i like the nostalgia

i need to get a hi lift tho because i don't have a winch
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i need to get a hi lift tho because i don't have a winch
Trust me, a Hi-Lift is NO substitute for a winch no matter what Hi-Lift wants you to believe, it would just give you a false sense of security. Straps stretch so they're not going to help if you use a Hi-Lift as a come-along, and having enough chain or cable means you're carrying a lot of extra weight. Not to mention it can only pull you a little over 3' at a time which if the vehicle won't stay put at that point, you're still stuck since it's just going to roll back when you release the Hi-Lift.
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I agree with Jerry. I only use my Hi-lift for one thing.



I was stuck on both ends and literally jacked up my Jeep. Straped the passenger side axle and poll vaulted over the stump up front with my Jack turned sideways and the handle removed. The Jack is dangerous as hell, but used in the right circumstances can be a great tool, but not a daily use tool or a winch unless your at your last draw.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #12
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As for that Hi-Lift bag of tricks I've had use for all of them on the trail for some reason or another other than the pick, but I've yet to pick it up.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:19 PM   #13
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thx for the input guys, ya i just wasnt sure if i am gonna use it all, but if it is compact and reliable i dont think it could hurt to have it in your rig
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Trust me, a Hi-Lift is NO substitute for a winch no matter what Hi-Lift wants you to believe, it would just give you a false sense of security. Straps stretch so they're not going to help if you use a Hi-Lift as a come-along, and having enough chain or cable means you're carrying a lot of extra weight. Not to mention it can only pull you a little over 3' at a time which if the vehicle won't stay put at that point, you're still stuck since it's just going to roll back when you release the Hi-Lift.
the hi lift winch kit works nothing like that. have you ever seen the hilift winch kit working. i use crane straps rated for 12000lbs with my winch kit they dont strech and as far as the jack goes the nose of the jack is hitched by strap to the vehicle and the foot end has 2 small chains one chain is for holding tention and the other is the puller. all you do is run the jack up the bar about 3 feet like you said then the tention chain is hooked to the length of chain i use about 12ft the jack is released . the car sits still and doesnt move then hook the chain connected to the jacking nose to the length of chain and jask it again. the jack is like walking up the length of chain continusly without ever backing up. if this didnt make sence there are a bunch of videos out there showing how to use it. and also hilift jacks arnt just for jacking things up.

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