I have carried the same unlubed high lift for 16 years. Never been killed killed or even injured. It is mounted inside my rig out of the weather and still looks new.
I have the handle pin removed so the handle is never a danger.
I've winched with it before I had an electric winch, I'm use it to secure a broken axle and drive home on it, it has bee used as a replacement Trac bar, and drag link,, I've used it as the jaws of life to pull the roof back out on a rolled vehicle, and to roll the dash back up away from the seat so the truck could be driven out to a main road, and of course I've used it to change tires, as well as in the garge My jack will always be with me.
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