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Hi-Lift Off-Road Kit - The Materials You Need to Winch with a Hi-Lift Jack
The Hi-Lift off-road kit turns your standard Hi-Lift jack into a winching machine.
The Hi-Lift Off-Road Kit contains everything needed to winch with a Hi-Lift jack all in one convenient gear bag. By using the off road kit attachments, winching is greatly simplified. Without the kit, you must detach the jack nose from the chain or recovery strap each time you reach the end of the jack's travel along the standard. With the clever design of the off road kit you can leap frog down the main lengths of chain, allowing for much easier and faster winching. The experts at 4 Wheel Parts are here to show you how to use the Hi-Lift Off-Road kit with the Hi-Lift jack to winch your vehicle.
- Attach the end link of the provided 3/8" 26 link chain between the gap and the bracket sleeves and secure with a 3/8" bolt and nut.
- Attach the 3/8" grap hook and clovis pin at the opposite end of the chain. Secure with a cotter pin. The 5/16" bolt and nut will be used to secure the assembly to the nose of the Hi-Lift jack.
- Insert the end link of the provided 3/8" 15 link chain into the gap of the tensioner bracket and secure with a 3/8" bolt and nut.
- Attach the 3/8" grap hook w/clovis pin at the opposite end of the link of chain. Secure with a cotter pin. The ½" bolt and nut will be used to secure the above assembly to the Hi-Lift jack steel bar.
- Remove the foot piece from the jack standard by removing the cotter pin and removing the foot piece.
- Attach the winch tensioner using the ½" bolt and nut.
- Reattach the foot piece using the included quick release pull pin. This allows easier removal of the foot piece for installing the winch tensioner.
- You may need to ream the hole in the foot piece by using a 1/4" drill bit. The Hi-Lift Xtreme jack comes with a quick release pull pin, so no drilling is required.
- Attach the winch jack attachment bracket over the Hi-Lift jack lifting nose using the 5/16" bolt and nut.
- Wrap the tree strap around a stable, sturdy tree or stationary object. Bring both of the looped ends of the tree strap together. Pull your 3/8 chain through the 2 loops of the tree strap and secure the chain to itself using a grap hook or shackle. Remember to always use tread lightly principles when winching off road.
- Ensure that the Hi-Lift jack top clamp is in line with the Hi-Lift jack steel bar before attaching to the D-ring shackle. Place the D-ring shackle through the Hi-Lift top clamp and secure it with a D-ring shackle bolt.
- Attach one end of your 3/8 chain or tow strap to the vehicle to be winched. Slip the opposite end of the chain or tow strap through the D-ring shackle and secure.
- Attach the winch jack attachment bracket to the 3/8 chain, securing with the winch jack attachment bracket grap hook. You can tighten the rigging by choking, or shortening, the chain and connecting the hook to an appropriate link.
- With all the pieces attached and secured, and the Hi-Lift jack reversing latch in the up position, begin operating the Hi-Lift jack handle. This will begin tightening the chains or tow straps and winch the vehicle. Continue winching the full length of the Hi-Lift jack steel bar, which is one full winching cycle.
- Attach the winch tensioner grap hook to the 3/8 chain beyond the winch jack attachment grap hook.
- Reverse the Hi-Lift jack reversing latch to remove tension from the winch jack attachment, transferring the tension to the winch tensioner.
- Return the Hi-Lift jack running gear toward the base of the Hi-Lift jack. The full tension is now on the winch tensioner.
- Reattach the winch jack attachment grap hook beyond the winch tensioner grap hook.
- Reverse the Hi-Lift reversing latch to begin the winching cycle again. This removes the tension from the winch tensioner, transferring it back to the winch jack attachment.
- Repeat this as often as necessary to move the vehicle to the desired location.