Vehicle Jacks, etc., thread

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  1. C99c

    C99c Member

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    I always keep a fullsized shovel in the back of my truck, but have had to go with smaller stuff like the Cold steel shovel for my wife's vehicles. Just not enough room for a decent sized one and I generally don't like to mount anything on the roof.

    I wish someone offered a quality telescopic handled shovel. Or just a head that would securely fit on the end of Yakima type round bars. Maybe I need to take one off and get some measurements and start looking around.
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Yeah they are a bitch to carry, I strap mine to the HiLift jack that in turn mounts to my bar mounted spare tyre.

    I am sure I have seen one out here that the head/handle are all on sections that screw together.
     
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    this is what i use on my Yakima rack for my D handle shovel. Never comes off offroading.

    https://www.quadratec.com/products/92024_4008.htm

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    Maybe you need a different vehicle then. :)
     
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    You buying? ;)
     
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    Yep..... I believe all those items are also available from Hotlanta Cutlery or Windyarse.... I am on a commision as well. I just need to get me some period clothing !
     
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    Thanks. Gives me some options and ideas to look at. I will say that I'm a bit disappointed that Anaconda Store doesn't actually offer anacondas. When an Australian points me towards a business named after a critter that could kill me I expect it to be legit.
     
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    Sheeit...
     
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    LOL!
     
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    ..... Redback and Taipan are both brands of boots out here, I have been issued both at different times and have been grateful to discover that neither contained a Redback or a Taipan...!! Be careful what you wish for !!! Out here however it is not our Crushy Snakes that will really bother you....it is our Bitey Snakes that will...!!! Though, if I direct you to a club called "Drop Bear's" I would probably proceed with some caution.
     
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    I was only able to try Pro Comp that I purchased from 4WheelOnline.
     
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    Its really easy to make your own Hi-lift or Jack-all baseplate........simply get a 12"x12" x1/4" thick piece of flat steel stock, and same size 1" thick plywood and drill 8 holes around the edge of both and bolt them together with 2" long x 3/8" thick bolts, washers on both sides, and nylock nuts. The bolts face down and stick out, providing traction. .

    exhaust jack bags like the ARB or similar are just bad - ass in sand and snow and mud and everywhere. Saw a demo at the 4x4 gathering last year.

    other options are cut a 12" length of 1' thick log, and use a 15 to 20 foot long 6" log to lift the truck. Works better than you think. Just have some sort of jackstand or tire or wood to put under the rig
     
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    Im not a fan of the Hi_Lift anymore, so many better and safer options. Its a great do it all system but, I can accomplish the same with a a good Yota jack. As far as these other off road gimmicks nothing beats a good winch. Far safer and more controlled. Winches are so cheap now anyone can afford the most basic setup.

    Along with Maxtrax, and Treds I think you are covered for any situation. The days of the 3 point recovery are long dead. One thing that needs to be noted about using a hi-lift is the needed armor to support the lift. On most modern vehicles it is impossible to lift anything.
     
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    The Hi Lift wheel lift accessory (also offered by other companies) works pretty well for cars without solid bumpers or sliders. And sometimes they work better depending on the reason for lifting.
    I have a couple of them and have successfully used them on various vehicles with zero damage.

    I've also found that a piece of durable foam like a yoga block works well to keep the jack bar off of delicate body panels. Blankets, jackets, pool noodles and compression/stuff sacks filled with random soft things also serve the same purpose.
     
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    Just for the memory.......a Hi-Lift and winching setup..... ;)

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    That was a loooong afternoon.... ;)
     
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