The locking knob is a must have for any hood mount. Adjustable tube mount, 4XRAC, or LOC-RAC owner. The locking knob replaces an existing knob or wing nut provided on Hi-Lift Jack mounting accessories. Once tightened, the locking knob can be locked with the provided key. Once locked, the locking knob spins freely and cannot be removed, securing the Hi-Lift Jack in the mount. There are two size locking knobs available one model (HM-LK) fits Hood Mounts only. The other model (VERS-LK) fits Adjustable Tube Mounts, 4XRACs, and Loc-Racs. The VERS-LK can also be used to secure and lock the Unique Winch-Clamp-Spreader Attachment that comes only with the Hi-Lift X-TREME Jacks.
This little baby is a must have if you are mounting your farm-style jack outside your vehicle. Very heavy in the hand, it is definitely got some quality construction going on. Feels like it weights 2-3 times the standard non-locking knob that came with my HM-900 mount. I am also pretty sure someone has already tried it, as I left my vehicle being able to read the Hi-Lift logo through the windshield, came back and it was turned 180 degrees. Keep unsavory people from taking your hard earned tools, spend the $30 on it. I believe it mounts on a standard 3/8" UNC bolt, opening up a wide variety of locking options.
from Vancouver Island
5.0Hi Lift lock - not for bull bar
I bought this for the bull bar mount and it is the wrong thread size. Apparently this is meant to fit the hood mount. I should have checked the size first. The quality is great and I will keep it for another use.
4.0Caution. Do not over- tighten.
Good product. Do not over tighten as the handle will strip out and removal will be difficult.
from Pacific Northwest
Love the added protection. Works as expected when it's locked it spins freely.
Hi-Lift Jack's parent company Bloomfield Manufacturing was founded over 100 years ago and today Indiana-headquartered Hi-Lift produces jacks capable of lifting, winching, clamping, pulling and pushing. The Handyman or Sheepherder's jack was the Hi-Lift's original name and jeepers trust these accessories out on the trail in a variety of scenarios. Their trail jacks offer a rated capacity of 4,660 lbs. and a tested capacity of 7,000 lbs. and they are lightweight and easy to maneuver. We also carry tow straps and jack mount kits as well as storage options for trail jacks. Rely on a brand that has withstood the test of time to withstand the tests that come with off-roading. Shop Hi-Lift Jack Now