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Old 01-28-2012, 12:07 PM
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Question vehicle jacks?

Soliciting opinions on the proper jack (or jacks) for hunting vehicles. Only one thing is more frustrating than having to jack up a truck/SUV in the outback to fix a flat or get unstuck -- and that one thing is to have to do this without a decent jack. I've owned a couple of hydraulic jacks and both have lost their seals. They worked great until they began to leak. The scissors-type jacks that come with new vehicles seem pretty flimsy to me (though I've used them on a couple of occasions). My favorite heavy-duty jack is a "High-Lift", but I'm not sure I can get it in the proper position to lift my heavy truck. It fits fine under the front or rear bumper but they don't make those very strong anymore.

What do you guys use?

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:35 AM
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Hi-Lift is the way to go man...so many different ways you can use it.

Jack with it.
Winch with it.
Reverse Jacking.
Can lift your vehicle up, then push it over to get out of a hole.

http://www.hi-lift.com/

Check out the accessories. Specifically the "Lift-Mate" "Offroad Base", and the Bumper Lift.....You just cant go wrong with this for offroading...thats why so many offroaders use it!!!

I use a 72"

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:43 AM
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I 2nd that, Hi Lift is the ticket
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:45 PM
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High-Lift....just be careful with that 'widowmaker'LOL
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:09 AM
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looks lke a old tractor jack lots of guys here will keep a small 3 ton bottle jack and a few pieces of wood so if they sink to the axle
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