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Hi-Lift Lift-Mate - The Easiest Way to Clear Rocks Trapping a Vehicle
The Lift-Mate is designed to provide a lift point on most vehicles for quick and easy lifting.
Congratulations on your purchase of a Hi-Lift Lift-Mate! The Lift-Mate provides an easy way to lift your vehicle to clear rocks or change a tire, especially if you have larger tires or a lift kit. Of course there are plenty of things to keep in mind when using the Lift-Mate. The experts at 4 Wheel Parts are here to guide you through the process and make sure you use the Hi-Lift Lift-Mate safely and effectively.
Operating the Lift-Mate
- Slide the Lift-Mate attachment bracket over the lifting nose of the Hi-Lift jack, with the Lift-Mate hooks facing away from the Hi-Lift jack.
- Secure the Lift-Mate attachment bracket to the Hi-Lift jack lifting nose with the supplied bolt and nut.
- Place the Lift-Mate hooks through two voids, one on each side of the wheel hub, in the wheel to be lifted. Make sure to place the hooks in holes or voids as low on the wheel as possible and as parallel to each other as possible. Be sure the hooks are securely engaged in the wheel before attempting to lift . The rubber protected Lift-Mate attachment bracket should rest against as much of the wheel as possible.
- Begin the lifting process.
- Once the wheel is off the ground, the wheel may rotate slightly. Before continuing the lifting process, be sure that the Hi-Lift jack upright steel bar is still in the full, straight, upright position. If it has shifted and is leaning to the left or right, the Hi-Lift must be repositioned. Lower the vehicle, reposition the Hi-Lift jack in the full upright position, and re-lift the load.
- When using to lift one wheel for wheel/tire maintenance, the vehicle wheels must be chalked prior to lifting the load. Lift and block, or use a jack stand under the vehicle high enough to accommodate a fully inflated tire.
- Once lifted, the load must be blocked before removing the Hi-Lift jack and Lift-Mate from the vehicle’s wheel for the wheel/tire maintenance to take place.
- Once chalked, lifted, and blocked, the Hi-Lift jack and Lift-Mate must be removed from the tire and wheel.
- Perform the necessary wheel/tire maintenance.
- Reattach the Hi-Lift jack and Lift-Mate to the wheel and lower the wheel using safe Hi-Lift operating techniques.
Benefits of a Lift-Mate
- Allows you to lift from the wheel to clear rocks from under the vehicle.
- If you need to change a tire, you can lift and then use a jack stand or blocks under the chassis or axle.
- Great for vehicles with larger tires or lift kits that require extensive lifting height capability.
- Allows you to lift directly from the wheel, greatly reducing the amount of travel up the jack bar need to lift it to an adequate height.
- Quickest way to lift a vehicle that is high-centered on rocks or logs.
Changing a Tire with the Lift-Mate
- Raise the tire with the Lift-Mate attachment
- Place a jack stand under the axle housing or frame.
- Lower the jack.
- Change the tire.
- Use the Hi-Lift jack with the Lift-Mate to remove the jack stand.
- 5,000lb capacity
- Can be used on most spoked & slotted wheels or wheels with voids and holes that can accommodate the Lift-Mate hooks.
- A Hi-Lift jack and Lift-Mate will not stabilize the load. You must chalk and block the vehicle to prevent it from moving or falling. Never get under a raise vehicle without properly chalking and supporting the load. If a raised vehicle, it can cause serious injury or death.
- Never use the Lift-Mate to raise the entire front or rear of the vehicle. The Lift-Mate is designed for raising one wheel only of an average auto, SUV, or pickup truck. Never attempt to lift more than one wheel at a time.
- Do not raise and inflate a tire more than 2 inches above the ground.