Hi-Lift Jack Operation – Raising a Stationary Load


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


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.


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