Farm jack base plate

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 20:46
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Does anyone know where I might find a base pate plate for a farm / hi-lift type jack with a foot measuring 100mm x 245mm. The jack is from Repco (Maxi-Trac I think). They don't stock the bases, or spare sheer pins, I probably needed to do a bit more research before buying this one.
Thanks, AllanK
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Reply By: Cruisevessel - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:26

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:26
Any of the 4wd shops sell them Allan. Also on ebay if your not near a retail outlet
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan K (NT) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:53

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:53
Thanks for the reply Cruisevessel. I did buy one of eBay without giving any thought to size, and discovered they are designed to fit a foot around 120 x 185mm. My jack foot doesn't fit in the recess. Not sure if there is a "standard" size, but mine looks like it is out of step with the rest.
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:35

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:35
G'day Allan, we have a genuine Hi Lift it has two holes in its base, what I did was cut a piece of Steel chequer plate (I think it is 6mm thick) 300mm X 300mm drilled two holes in it and then welded two bolts in the holes to locate the jack on, they are flush on the bottom face and protrude about 30mm ish for the jack to locate onto (bolts are approx 12mm diameter the biggest that would fit through the jacks foot). I don't have a picture of it, but if you want one I can put it on here tomorrow if you like. It works fine, cheers. Kanga.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan K (NT) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:58

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:58
Thanks Kanga, What a great idea. My jack also has some holes in the foot which would accommodate some pins to help stabilize it on a metal base. That might be the answer.
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Reply By: Cruisevessel - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:46

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:46
You can also use a maxtrax as a base if you have them
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan K (NT) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 23:01

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 23:01
Sadly no, I only have the roll up rubber tracks, but a good tip.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 16:24

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 16:24
100 x 245 is a pretty big base already. I can't see the advantage in putting anything under it.
I use my highlift jack a lot (it jacks the Tvan, the vehicle and I use it as a beadbreaker) and never found the need for a plastic base.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 16:32

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 16:32
Just to add that I do carry a 10mm thick aluminium base for the car jack and I suppose I could use it if needed for the highlift, but never have. Also I have occasionally used a spare wheel as a jack base when repairing suspension - they are immensely stable - the aluminium plate sits inside the wheel and the jack on top of it.
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