Hi Lift Jacks

Submitted: Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:33
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Does anyone have experience with the "Homier International" brand of hi lift jack. I have been unable to find where these are made. They sound comparable to the ARB product at 48" and rated to 3.5 tonnes but are considerably cheaper. Feedback apreciated.

Rick

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Reply By: locallaw - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 22:37

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 22:37
Gidday,I would say made in China along with 99% of the winches on E-Bay and stuff sold in Bunnings.If anyone wants to have a look at what this place in China sells give me your e-mail addy.
Seeya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:09

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:09
is it a URL or a file?
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Reply By: RickB - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 23:12

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 23:12
Local Law,

I guessed it would be China, it is an ebay job. I was trying to guage the quality of the unit becuase of the safety implications. If in doubt I won't go ahead, but if the quality is OK then it could be a good deal.

Cheers,

Rick
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Reply By: RickB - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 10:24

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 10:24
Somebody must have bought one of these off ebay?? How do they compare to the ARB equivalent?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:07

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:07
Probably not.

Hi Lifts are dangerous things... We have had cars fall off them more than once, since the base is not rigid..

IMHO, this is one thing you are better off buying a quality, well known brand - maybe not ARB, but Opposite lock, TJM, etc. The kind of thing you dont want to have fail at the wrong time.

Having said that, they all probably come out of the same factory, but probably not build to the same specs/standards - same as suspension.

Theres used ARB ones forsale around, I reckon 99% of them would have never been used in anger.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:00

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:00
Regularly see ARB/TJM hilift jacks in the trading post for $50. They are $150 new. I got sick of ringing about them though as they seemed to sell 5 seconds after the paper came out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:53

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:53
possibly it would be difficult to find out exactly what you are buying as they probably get sold under many different brand names. Go into your auto parts place and they are full of the identical product in slightly different packaging for different amounts. Bottom line is remember China is a nation of disposeable people tens of thousands die in mining accidents alone every year life is cheap and these products get made in factorys where safety is a bag of rice to your family if you die at work and if you dont work because it is dangerous you and your family starve............... do you think these people give a #$%% about quality control? it costs far less to pay out the official to look the other way than to make a quality product
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