hi lift farm jack

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 11:17
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Hi Guys , just got a leafet from Super Chep.they have high lift jacks for 99.00$ .Can they lift my gq school bus.or am i wasting money?
regards uppy
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Reply By: rolande- Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 11:36
Uppy,
Check the SWL ratings for any high lift you purchase, if they don't have one, don't buy. I have a pair that are around 15 years old, they are rated at 8,000kg at 30cm from base, but go down much below this at higher lifts. Check what height/weight you are lifting, then compare. You may find that just for lifting a hydraulic jack may be a better option.
Rolande
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:24

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:24
thanks rolande. ill save my money and by a real one
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Reply By: Time - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 12:12

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 12:12
I have the Supercheap item, it flexes under the weight of my Hilux, I don't trust it to lift anything heavier (despite the rating).

Old story I think, you gets what you pay for.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:28
hi bugger lux,if it flexes under your Hilux,I think that i would have all kinds of problem with my Patrol.I will buy a real one sometime
regards uppy
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 14:56

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 14:56
I may well stand corrected, but I believe they're cheap Chinese copies and wouldn't touch them with a long pole.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:29
Rosco, i will not touch them with a long pole
thanks uppy
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Reply By: Member - Mark S (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:18

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:18
listen well to those above - there is a reason they are sold at 'super cheap'. rgds
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:31

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:31
Maverick, i WONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.thanks
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 19:51

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 19:51
Can get a second hand Jackall or Hi-Lift for less than that.

I've given up going into supacheap - too much junk.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 20:25

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 20:25
True but amongst all that junk they do have the odd item of quality if one has time to browse. I purchased my bushlite (similiar to versalite but of course better because I own it) from there at a slightly cheaper price than Rays.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:26

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:26
Gotta agree, I had just bought my $99 coleman fluro lattern when I walked into Supercheap, same style of thing exactly, with all the accessories for $19.95. I bought one, figured the little one could put it in his tent, it's been thrown and bounced around and used equal if not more than the "good" one and it still operating like new. (al biet with a few cracks and nicks in the plastic). The funny thing is it get's more use because I take it everywhere I don't want to take the "good" one! LOL
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Reply By: Zapper - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 20:10

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 20:10
I bought a black rat hi-lift from ORE for $125. Lifts my GQ ute with 600litre sprayer on the back no trouble, looked at the supacheap one, didnt look that good to me
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:06

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:06
As a ex mobile tool seller, I can pass on from expierence to my fellow formites here just how useless the Taiwan / China made tools really are.
Way back in the 80's when the cheap imported tools started comming into this country, us "honest" toolies just had to get into the action. There was HUGE profits being made on these tools. We were killing them. BUT eventually we found out just how bad they were. Only took about 6 months for the feedback to hit us, and boy didnt it hit us hard. I personally worked on a 75% return rate with my sales ( warranty problems).
Lucky for us mobile toolies, we didnt loose money as we were covered by our suppiers, but it cost us heaps in down time, having to keep going back to do the exchange.
1 Workshop i remember very well was a Jaguar Dealership in Sydney, They called me in for some screwdrivers that they needed urgently. So i gave them the option of good quality or much cheaper Taiwan made drivers, Well you guessed it, they went for the cheapies. I am here to tell you guys, this $12.00 screwdriver set ended up costing the workshop thousands of dollars in a damaged V12 engine.
The problem was, the chrome on the screwdrivers was peeling off in minute fragments, now the mechanic was in the process of a total rebuild on the V12. Well yes u guessed it, the outcome was a total rebuild of what was a total rebuild. The car only lasted 2 weeks and was back in the worshop.
This was a very common thing with cheap tools. After that incident, I decided to go back to the quality products such as Hazet and Stahlwille tools. And yes back then even Sidchrome was good quality.
its true, you get what you pay for. Difference is, we , as offroaders, cant afford to get stuck out back of nowhere, so think twice before trying to save urself a few dollars.
For me, quality comes first if its related to offroading.
Regards Angelo
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Reply By: rolande- Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 22:50

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 22:50
Uppy,
Went into TJM the other day, they had a 4' and a 5' for sale, I think they were $125 and $145. Didn't take any notice of the rating as I wasn't looking to purchase but may be worth a look depending on where you are.

P.S. I used my two high lifts to replace a couple of house stumps, not recommended but it did the job,
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:29

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:29
Uppy, there is a TJM in Ozy park not far from your place, give us a call if you want to shoot out there on the weekend or somthing.
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Reply By: Andrew - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:00

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:00
Get competent instruction on how to use it, or broken bones (or worse) WILL happen. Also check if you can actually use it on your 4WD.
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:47

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:47
I have one of those animals sitting in my shed waiting for the enxt garage sale.
I've since bought one of the proper ones from ARB and it's amazing how much better it works and safer I feel using it.
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