06-29-2018, 11:23 AM
WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
Even a Wiffle ball can be dangerous in the right hands.
Knowing your abilities and the nature of the item you're using is imperative.
A Hi-Lift jack has it's uses on the homestead and on the trail. I have one for each. I've never used my jack on the trail (nor my winch for that matter).
If you're high centered in snow or on a log a winch might get you off. If you don't have a winch or a good anchor point, the Hi-Lift might do the job. You can use the Hi-Lift as a come-a-long, but I prefer a wire come-a-long a lot more.
The best bet is go out with experienced 4 wheelers and learn what works and what doesn't work. Listen to the older folks and use your best judgement. On the trail, it's a long wait for help. The wait seems even longer when you're in a lot of pain from a poorly though out stunt.
See my #4 post.
Good Luck, L.M.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.