The JackMate slides over either end of the jack bar and is attached with a quick release pin. As a top clamp, the JackMate dramatically increases the jacks winching, clamping and crushing capabilities. As a replacement for the jacks base, the JackMate is engineered to "bite" into boards or logs to help prevent the jack from sinking in the mud, sand, ice and snow. Updated features include a super-grip, diamond plate top, wire fence pulling slot (and bottle opener), an easier pin for attaching the JackMate to the jack, and quick release replacement pin for the jacks base. The JackMate replaces a standard lift jacks limited capacity top clamp with a multipurpose attachment and is rated to the full capacity of the jack as a clamp, winch, spreader or a base.
I would have given 5 stars if it had 1/8 inch more inside clearance to fit my generic (non-HiLift brand) Ranch Jack; I had to grind a little paint for it to fit on & slide properly. Otherwise, VERY heavy duty & quality! If I only use it once, it will have paid for itself twice over. Just buy it.
By Krash from Allegheny Nat'l Forest, Pa.
Just take the top clevis off and put this on wherever on the jack shaft and slide the pin in. It adds a big universal aspect to your jack for anything you use it for.
By Submarine man from Ocala, Fl
my first use was fixing steering linkage in Tellico after trail 2s rock and hard place. it does what its made for.