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Keep a Hi-Lift Jack Functioning for Years with Storage Tips from 4 Wheel Parts
Storing your Hi-Lift Jack properly makes sure it lasts for many years to come.
Congratulations on your purchase of a Hi-Lift jack! In an emergency situation, a Hi-Lift jack can get you out of a tough spot and save you a lot of money doing it. But like anything else, it requires proper maintenance and care to ensure that you can use it for many years to come. The experts at 4 Wheel Parts want to make sure you get a lifetime of use out of your Hi-Lift jack by showing you how to store it, fix any binding, and make repairs.
Storing a Hi-Lift Jack
- Place the handle of the Hi-Lift jack in the upright clip position against the steel standard.
- Raise the reversing latch until it locks in the “up” position.
- Store the jack in its upright clip position in a dry location, preferably indoors. If the jack is stored outdoors or in a lock rack or 4x4 rack, make sure to use a jack protector.
As your jack becomes older, the climbing pins may start binding in the holes of the steer standard. This will prevent the jack from operating properly and safely. To avoid this:
- Clean and lubricate the lifting mechanism.
- Test the jack by jacking it up without a load. If the binding continues, send the jack back to the Hi-Lift company for repairs.
- If your jack binds while under load, use a jack with equal or larger load capacity to lower it safely to the ground.
Repairing a Hi-Lift Jack
When repairing a Hi-Lift jack, make sure to only use genuine Hi-Lift parts. Using replacement parts not supplied by the Hi-Lift company will make the jack unsafe to use.