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).
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.