Hi Lift Recover Winch

Submitted: Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 19:36
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Hi All, Just wondering if anyone can give me instructions or pics showing how to use a Hi lift jack as a recovery winch. I guess if things got tight i could work it out but I am sure some people on her can give me some handy hints. cheers dave
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:11

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:11
Fit a D shackle to the top of the HiLft post & a 2nd through the small hole under the jack support. It's better to use a drag chain to attach to the car/anchor instead of straps as there is less stretch which is important as there is only 1 metre of travel. By using a grab hook on the chain you can quickly shorten it for each pull.
Cheers Craig...........
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Follow Up By: blueriderwa - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:18

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:18
Thanks Craig thats pretty much what i thought. So the whole in the jack support is pretty strong then. i thought it might break the piece out if it was a tough pull???
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 11:49

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 11:49
Although I've successfully used that hole for light winching on 2 occations it appears by the official HiLift video below that it shouldn't & that the strap should in fact be looped over the jack support or attached with the optional mounting assesory.
Cheers Craig.........
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Reply By: Member - 1/2A - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:28

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:28
Google gives This
Arthur
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:30

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:30
Chk out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldBPnzohtI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOcQHqLx90g

Cheers. JB.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:51

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:51
John

i'll embed them for you,cheers.


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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:54

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:54
Neat. How did you do that? JB.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:03

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:03
John

you just embed the numbers from the = sign........example..xldBPnzohtI
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:01

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:01
Cheers Mark. That's too easy. John.
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Reply By: Member - John P (NT) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:36

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:36
Hi,
There is a great article on using hi lifit jacks at this address.

http://www.difflock.com/offroad/bowyer/jacks1.shtml


It give you a very simple description of how to use it near the start & then goes on to many other uses they can be put to.

all the best John P
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