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Thread: Fear of the highlift?

  1. #111
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Main Line, PA
    Quote Originally Posted by proper4wd View Post
    Put the f*cking handle in the upright position please.
    Saw someone severely injured when it jumped a peg (or something) as he was jacking and it smacked him in the eye. Knocked out, convulsing, helicopter ride lost his eye.

    "Always put the handle in the upright position when not lifting or lowering a load! This is a very real safety issue."

    And always assume the handle will swing up and never get your head or anything near it, stay back!

    Anyway, I used mine to jack out some tree stumps.

  2. #112
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    St. Louis, MO - U.S.A.
    I've used my HiLift countless times... wouldn't go offroad without it. I've also used my winch countless times. Without the proper training both are deadly and best not used. Take an extraction course, learn how to use them properly and safely and they'll be your best friend.

    HiLift has been great to pull up fence posts, winch down lodged branches, etc. It's a great powerful tool when used properly. But like any tool, if not used in it's proper intended manner it can be very dangerous.

    Always maintain it too... don't let it sit out in the weather year after year without cleaning and lubrication. I also carry a full set of spare parts for it.
    2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 Crew Cab Full Size Bed
    Bak Ind. Tonneau Cover | Lim Slip R. Diff | TracRac Ladder Rack (soon to be modified to a load/gear rack)
    Use: Camping, Hunting, Hauling MX Bikes, Light Offroading, General Hauling Duty, Daily Driver

  3. #113
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Horseshoe Bend Idaho
    Hi-Lift is a swiss knife functionally speaking... Just like the knife, it can bite you. I cuss the Hi-Lifts every time I use them, but every time, they get the job done.
    Thean Bellocchi
    Parts slinger, connoisseur of fine vehicles

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