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post #1 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Other uses for a Hi-Lift.

A couple years ago I made the mistake of getting rid of my JK. Sold most of the add-ons but hung onto the Hi-Lift.

Debated selling it a couple of times. During that time I bought a house and have definitely found a use for the Hi-Lift on a few occasions. I have the XTreme with the spreader attachment.

1.) Had a charcoal grill that was spread apart (the grates kept falling into the coals). Used the jack to pull the metal together a bit.

2) Used it to jack up stairs on a deck to fix some sagging.

3). Used it to extract a big chunk of concrete holding a fence post in the ground.

What have you used your Hi-Lift for?
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 10:21 AM
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Breaking a tire bead. Base on the tire and lifting hook under the bumper, lift jeep and the bead breaks

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 12:20 PM
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Jacked up a storage shed to place concrete blocks under the wood to make it last a little longer after I killed all the termites.
I also put wire fencing all around the bottom to keep the opossums from moving back under it.
Then my MIL sold her house.
Why did I go to all that work again?

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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I used mine to help lift the back wall of a small airplane hanger and put it back on its base after a small plane was blown into the wall by hurricane Sandy.

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post #5 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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Came across 15 or so horse back riders once. One horse had just got stuck in a cattle guard (it was pretty grown up and they said they had crossed it several times that day. The owner(s) were freaking out. We grabbed the highlift, stuck it between the cattle guard bars. We were able to slightly separate it but still couldnt get the hoof free. We flipped the jack around and used the bar to pry the hoof out. The owner was so happy at this point (because we were in the middle of nowhere)..... By this time the housed back end legs had wandered over into the larger amount of mud and was so exhausted, it would not move. It was just laying there. We carefully threw my tree strap around his body and slowly pulled him out after he had rested for a while.

This is the only occasion that the high lift has been used successfully for me and I carry it in the jeep pretty much daily because of this.

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I used it to get an old clothes line T-pole out of the ground. I used a 4x4 between the jack and the T-bar to jack it up out of the ground.
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Breaking a tire bead.
that too!
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A paper weight

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post #11 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 08:10 PM
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Ive used mine to pull stumps and fence posts out with little effort. A few other odd uses like chain link fence repair. As a support bar for a trench/hole I was digging and needed to cover. It was a fun walk across it kinda like a trampoline. Will probably use it to finish pulling out my old retaining wall and putting it back in.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 10:44 PM
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We just call them Farmers Jacks, or 4 foot jacks.

But mine gets used most when pulling out old fence posts.

Is it broken?

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-10-2013, 08:08 AM
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Boat anchor.

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pulling posts out mostly, but I've used it for changing tires on my camp trailer, and lifting an old shed to get a trailer under it. Just gotta pay attention to what you are doing so nobody gets hurt!

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Breaking a tire bead. Base on the tire and lifting hook under the bumper, lift jeep and the bead breaks
that's all I use mine for really

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