Does anyone know the difference between the regular hi-lft jack and the extreme model they have out now? I know the new model has some sort of clamp or something on the top, but I have no idea what that's for. Do you guys think the extreme is worth the extra money?
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The Hi-Lift® X-TREME is for the serious Hi-Lift® user, offering the "top of the line" all-cast version (48" or 60" sizes) with special features that include, charcoal metallic powder-coat finish, gold zinc-coated hardware and handle, and a special top winch-clamp-spreader attachment.
Charcoal Metallic Powder-Coat Finish-provides a truly unique look that separates it from the standard Hi-Lift.
Gold Zinc-Coat Hardware-all the hardware, the unique winch-clamp-spreader attachment, and the handle are gold zinc-coated to ensure the greatest rust resistance from extreme use.
Unique Winch-Clamp-Spreader Attachment-replaces to clamp-clevis of standard Hi-Lift®
Winch, clamp, or spread up to 5,000 lbs.
One position for all winching, clamping, and spreading positions.
Looks to me that just the type of hardware they use is different in order to make it more rust resistant. I don't see any reason why the regular Hi-Lift wouldn't work fine unless you plan on really using it a lot.
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also dont get the 60" one, it wont fint in your jeep its too wide, we had to cut off 3.5 inches to get it to fit inside just fyi, unless you have somewhere that can cut then i highly recomend the longer throw just inc ase, and also is more helpful if you ever do get stuck using it as a come along /winch
if you dont a have a place where you can cut off a few inches so it will fit in your jeep then dont get it, but if you can find one, the longer 60" or will be 56.5" one is pretty usefull, especially if you dont have a winch and use the hi lift as your winch/ come along