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Thread: New ARB high lift 'JACK'

  1. #11
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    I think I'll stick with my Canadian "Jackall" hi-lift rated at 8000lb. I now have two of them, owned one for about 33yrs and the other I picked up for $100 in fnQld in -16. Great items if used by engaging head before hands.
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    I've had one of these since they came out - got the first available one from ARB in Melbourne. Wanted it as a safer (easier to use) alternative to the hi-lift for the work 130 - because not everyone is comfortable with a hi-lift and they can be treacherous. It's been absolutely flawless and brilliant. Used it quite a bit, definitely more than I ever used the hi-lift. I paid $800 for mine. Would definitely buy another if I had the need. The only downside is no one seems to be making any accessories (like jacking plates) and the promised ARB range of mounts and accessories has never happened, other than one plate that seems a bit small to be worthwhile.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    hmmm, just interested in what you are using it for.

    after having been given 2 for our work utes they were subsequently bolted to a position in the back of the load area and remained there until one day I had to remove mine to get a heavy load item into the back.

    I don't think it was put back in the ute again.

    yes we had a couple of tyre changes on the road but it was quicker and easier to use one the many bottle jacks we carried.

    I have been driving in to the Australian bush for many years and have seen hi lift jacks brightly painted and hanging off roof racks , bumpers , swing gates and tyres, and bull bars and bonnets.

    I would say I have seen thousands of vehicles in the bush but have never seen anyone jack one up with a hi lift or for any other purpose.

    .....hence my curiousity.....

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    hmmm, just interested in what you are using it for.

    after having been given 2 for our work utes they were subsequently bolted to a position in the back of the load area and remained there until one day I had to remove mine to get a heavy load item into the back.

    I don't think it was put back in the ute again.

    yes we had a couple of tyre changes on the road but it was quicker and easier to use one the many bottle jacks we carried.

    I have been driving in to the Australian bush for many years and have seen hi lift jacks brightly painted and hanging off roof racks , bumpers , swing gates and tyres, and bull bars and bonnets.

    I would say I have seen thousands of vehicles in the bush but have never seen anyone jack one up with a hi lift or for any other purpose.

    .....hence my curiousity.....
    Agree that they function mainly as a fashion accessory, but so do spare tyres in so many cases these days.
    I have certainly used one, I hated every second of it, but if you get caught in a deep rut in the VHC a bottle jack is about as useful as a bottle, or even less so, depending on what's in it. Must admit though, I'd prefer to winch to level ground, but that ain't always possible.
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