Land Rover Owner Spring Adventure 2007

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2007 saw the 4th year of the Land Rover Owner Spring Adventure show at Driffield. The Driffield show is widely respected as the first major Land Rover event to hit the show season.

The show sees thousands of visitors attending each year and rave reviews received for the show and the off-road course.

2007 Was the first time offroadnortheast.co.uk attended the event as this was our founding year. We didn’t have a show stand this year but we camped on the camp field and enjoyed the weekend greatly.

The video above is a selection of images of the attending vehicles and the offroad course.

Recovery with a Hi-Lift Jack

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How to use the Hi-Lift Jack for basic recovery applications. The Hi-Lift Jack is an inexpensive tool that can be used for lifting and winching applications to help in vehicle recovery when stuck.

The Hi-Lift jack is a versatile piece of equipment which is perfect for offroad situations.

Remember: A high lift jack can be a dangerous piece of equipment if not used correctly. Please follow the tutorials described on this website, on Hi-Lifts website and in the instruction manual.

Maintaining Your Hi-Lift Jack

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If you use and maintain your Hi-Lift jack properly, it will give you many years of service. Follow the maintenance instructions carefully to keep your jack in good working condition. NEVER PERFORM MAINTENANCE
ON THE JACK WHILE IT IS UNDER LOAD.

Inspecting Your Hi-Lift

You should inspect the jack for damage, wear, broken or missing parts (e.g.: climbing pins) and functionality before each use. Follow lubrication and storage instructions for optimum jack performance.

Cleaning Your Hi-Lift

If the moving parts of the jack or the standard bar are clogged, use air pressure, water pressure, or a stiff brush to clean. Use a non-flammable cleaning solvent or another good de-greaser to clean the jack. Remove any existing rust, preferably with a penetrating lubricant.

Lubricating Your Hi-Lift

Using the jack without proper lubrication will result in poor performance and damage to the jack. The jack is not self-lubricating, inspect the jack before use and lubricate when necessary. After cleaning, lubricate the jack using light penetrating oil, or a silicon or Teflon spray

Binding

If the climbing pins start to bind and stick in the holes of the standard bar the jack will not operate properly and safely. Rusty climbing pins, dirt, or worn bar can be causes of binding.

Clean and lubricate the lifting mechanism as indicated in the Lubrication section. Test the jack by lifting it up without a load. If the binding continues, send it to our Factory Service for repair. If the jack binds while
under a load, use a jack with equal or larger load capacity to lower the load safely to the ground. After unbinding the jack clean, lubricate and test as described at the start of this paragraph.

Storing Your Hi-Lift Jack

1. Place the handle in the upright clipped position against the steel standard bar.

2. Raise the reversing latch until it locks in the up position.

3. Store in the upright clipped position in a dry location, preferably indoors.

Tip: If the jack is stored outdoors, consider using a Hi-Lift protective cover accessory.

Storing the Equipment-Agricultural Jack

1. Pivot the Equipment-Agriculture jack to a horizontal position. Rest the steel handle of the Equipment-Agricultural jack on top of the steel standard bar.

2. Secure the jack in this position with the lock-pin through the holes in the tubular mounting bracket.

3. Secure the lock-pin in the tubular mounting brackets with the safety cotter pin.

 

Winching With A Hi-Lift Jack

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Hi-Lift jacks are versatile pieces of equipment and perfect for helping you get out of the sticky situations when offroading.

The Hi-Lift jack can be used for more that simply lifting or jacking a vehicle, it can also be used as a winch.

Winching can help pull your vehicle out of situations where you may have become stuck.

Winching with a Hi-Lift jack

1. Make sure the top clamp-clevis is in line with the steel standard bar.

2. Install one end of a chain or tow strap securely to the object to be winched. Securely attach the other end of the chain or tow strap to the top clamp-clevis of the jack.

Note: Use a shackle if the chain or tow strap will not fit through the top clamp-clevis of the jack.

3. Take another chain or tow strap and secure one end to a fixed, stable object. Attach the other end of the chain or tow strap to the large runner on the jack (do not attach chain or shackle to bottom hole of the large runner on the jack). If the fixed object is a tree, follow “Tread Lightly” principles and use a tree strap.

4. Operate the jack as you would for raising a load (See Raising a Stationary Load).

Warning

Always use chains or tow straps that have a greater working load than the jack. If a chain or tow strap breaks while winching, the load could shift or the chain or tow strap could snap back. When used as a winch, the top clamp-clevis will support up to 5,000 lbs. (2273 kg). Going over this limit will result in the top clamp-clevis bending or breaking, causing the load to move or the chain or tow strap to snap back. This will result in serious injury or death.

Always make sure you have read the instruction manual and follow the safety instructions.

Clamping With your Hi-Lift jack

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A high lift jack is a versatile piece of equipment that can do more that lift/jack a vehicle or object.

A Hi-Lift jack can also be used to clamp item to aid in repair or recovery.

Clamping With Your Hi-Lift

When using the jack for clamping, the maximum clamping force of the standard top clamp-clevis is 750 lbs. (340 kg). If you exceed this limit, the standard top clamp-clevis could bend or break, resulting in serious injury or death.

1. Loosen the standard top clamp-clevis bolt.

2. Turn the top clamp-clevis 90° to the steel standard bar, and re-tighten the bolt.

Note: You can connect the top clamp-clevis anywhere along the steel standard bar to use the jack as a clamp.

3. Operate the jack as you would for raising a load (see Raising a Stationary Load).

Warning

A Hi-lift jack can be a dangerous piece of equipment, remember to read the instruction manual and follow the safety instructions.

Hi-Lift Jack Operation – Raising a Stationary Load

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A Hi-lift jack can be dangerous and cause serious injury if not used correctly. Before using your Hi-lift jack please follow the general safety instructions and read the user manual before use. Do not allow anyone who has not read the manual, and/or does not understand the requirements, use the jack.

Raising a Stationary Load

  1. Securely chock and stabilize the load, ie your vehicle, to prevent it from rolling or shifting as you lift it
  2. Place the jack’s base plate securely on a firm, level, and dry surface with the steel standard bar pointing straight up.
  3. Lift the reversing latch until it locks in the up position.
  4. Pull the handle away from the steel standard bar, releasing the handle clip spring.
  5. Grasp the handle or the handle socket and raise the lifting mechanism until the large runner is completely and securely under the load.
  6. Important! Keep the handle against steel standard bar with the handle clip spring holding it when not lifting or lowering.
  7. Grasp the handle firmly with both hands. Carefully pump the handle up and down to raise the load. Do not use an extension on the handle.
  8. The load will be raised on each down stroke of the handle. Watch the load and the jack carefully. Stop lifting if either one starts to move. Do not continue until it is safe to do so. When safe, stabilize and block the load.
  9. When the load is raised to the desired height, place the handle in the upright position clipped to the steel standard bar.
  10. Block the load securely to avoid any movement.

Lowering a Stationary Load

The jack must have a load of 150 lbs. or more to lower step-by-step. Otherwise, the lifting mechanism will slide down to the base plate, dropping your load. Ensure all bystanders are clear of the load being lowered.

  1. Position the jack under the raised load and raise the stationary load
  2. Remove blocks from under the load.
  3. Be sure the handle is in the upright position clipped to the steel standard bar before lowering the load.
  4. Move the reversing latch to the down position.
  5. Grasp the handle firmly with both hands. Carefully pump the handle up and down to lower the load.
  6. The load will be lowered on each up stroke of the handle

Warning

Unexpected movement of the jack handle may result in the user being struck causing serious injury or death. Always keep your head away from and out of the jack handle path of movement.

The jack handle may move rapidly when moving the reversing latch and cause serious injury or death. Always place the handle against the steel standard bar with the handle clip spring holding it up before moving the reversing latch. This will prevent the handle from moving up and down rapidly. Securely hold on to the jack handle so your hands do not slip and ensure the handle is not in the horizontal position when moving the reversing latch.

Important! During lifting and lowering, the weight of the load pushes up against the jack’s handle. If your hands slip off the handle, or if the handle is horizontal when you move the reversing latch, it may move up very quickly.

You can download a copy of the manual here jack_instructions.

 

Hi-lift Jack General Safety

A Hi-lift jack can be dangerous and cause serious injury if not used correctly. Before using your Hi-lift jack please follow the following general safety instructions and read the user manual before use. Do not allow anyone who has not read the manual, and/or does not understand the requirements, use the jack.

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Spectators
• Do not allow bystanders around the jack or under the load supported only by the jack.

Inspection
• Inspect the jack carefully before each use. Ensure the jack is not damaged, excessively worn, or missing parts.
• Check the climbing pins to make sure that they are not worn or damaged.
• Check the steel standard bar to make sure that it is straight and that nothing is blocking the steel standard bar holes.
• Do not use the jack unless it is in good clean working condition.
• Do not use the jack unless it is properly lubricated.
• Using a jack that is not in good clean working condition or properly lubricated may cause serious injury.

Chock and Block (Stabilize)
A chock is a wedge for steadying an object and holding it motionless, or for preventing the movement of a wheel. Chock the wheel opposite the end being lifted.

When you block a load, you secure and support a load that is being lifted. The block(s) or stabilizer(s) should have a weight capacity that is greater than the weight of the load which is being lifted. Do not use the jack to support the load.

You can download a copy of the manual here jack_instructions.

Hi-Lift Jacks – What Are They?

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Hi-lift jacks, some time refereed to as farmers jacks, are rugged, highly versatile jacks that puts you in command of situations requiring lifting, pushing, pulling, winching, and clamping. Although light in weight and easy to maneuver, the Hi-Lift Jack offers a rated capacity of 4,660 lbs (2114 kg) and a tested capacity of 7,000 lbs (3175 kg).

Hi-lift jacks are designed to help you survive in the most demanding situations – whether you are in the Moab desert canyons, the Welsh Mountains, the Amazon jungle, or simple off roading a Hi-Lift jack is a must have piece of equipment. With a full-range of specially designed accessories, the Hi-Lift jack is just about the most versatile piece of off-roading/farm/auto recovery equipment you can buy.

All thought the hi-lift jack is a very useful piece of equipment, it can also be very dangerous if not used correctly. Please ensure you have read and understand the instructions provided with the jack. Alternatively you can download a copy here. jack_instructions