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Hi-Lift Jack History
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:31:09 AM »
Posted by Del Albright on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/LanduseDel/posts/1612045715514825

Del Albright, Landuse and Access added 2 new photos.

The "Original Power Tool" was the current Hi-Lift Jack, did you know that? Invented in like the early 1900's, the first jack had a wooden handle. My buddy has one (pictured here)! They were called the Handyman Jack or Sheepherder's Jack. I had an uncle who ranched in Wyoming, and he called it the Rancher's Jack.
Anyway, Hi-Lift Jacks and Accessories has an amazing history, AND they support land use and keeping our motorized sports alive and well.
Bloomfield Manufacturing Company (Hi-Lift) started in 1895. Their current product line includes the Handle-All multi-functional tool with telescoping handle and 4 full-sized implements; Slide-N-Lock Tie-Down System - an extruded aluminum rail and locking pin system for tying down cargo in pick-up trucks; the Post-Popper post puller; and the Kant-Slam Hydraulic Gate and Door Closer. According to VP Steve Dowden, "the Hi-Lift Jack remains our best-selling, most popular item."
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 08:38:26 AM »
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 09:36:07 AM »
I'm still pissed at mine. A few months ago, with the weight of the jeep fully on it, the lever slipped out of my hands and wacked me right in the jaw... Took me three weeks to fully recover and sometimes my jaw still feels like a hookers during wedding season in vegas. Always use the jack safely... and don't put your head in the way of it
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
Yup.  Its a scary type of jack.  I would rather use a bottle jack or the stock jack even before resorting to the Hi Lift.  Don't get me wrong, it has its uses, but it can be dangerous if not respected! :eek:
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:44:28 AM »
I'm still pissed at mine. A few months ago, with the weight of the jeep fully on it, the lever slipped out of my hands and wacked me right in the jaw... Took me three weeks to fully recover and sometimes my jaw still feels like a hookers during wedding season in vegas. Always use the jack safely... and don't put your head in the way of it

Exactly right Joe. That is what is referred to as "The Triangle of Death".
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 10:10:19 AM »
I had a legitimate use for mine for the first time on the way up this weekend when I adjusted my shackles so my shocks wouldn't bottom out with the extra weight. Was definitely glad I had it. Made for a very quick and easy adjustment.
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Re: Hi-Lift Jack History
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 10:30:31 AM »
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