Jacks

Submitted: Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:22
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Hello all,
I have a Landcruiser HJ61 and have "upgraded" to a more reliable bottle jack (the pump up type not the wind up that Toyota provide) The problem is that when you get a flat on a hard surface you can't get the jack under the axle. On previous occassions I have used a mates's exhaust bag jack and this has worked well. There is little point in a high lift jack if you don't have points to jack it from and I have spoken to ARB about this but the extension from the chasis is too long to hold the weight.
Apart from the exhaust air bag, any other ideas?

Thanks in anticipation

Mark
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Reply By: Big Red - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:51

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:51
Yep, its a real bummer of a problem. A trolly jack is a bit better. The out alternative is to use the high lift with the bracket off of the diff housing wheel centres and then place a jack stand on the inside under the diff/spring, but its additional work and gear to carry.

What we need is air jacks like to V8 Touring Cars have built into them.
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Reply By: Tony - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:20

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:20
If you have a High Lift jack you can get a fitting that slides over the Fully Floating Hub on the rear, lift the vehicle enought to get the other jack under the shackle plate and away you go. You are actually lifting the wheel so you don't have to go far to get enough room underneath.

It will slid over the FWH on the front as well.
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Reply By: REXY - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:27

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:27
hi mark, sorry this is off your question, but how much is it to hire a 32 ltr engle ( or similar) + slide ?????

cheers rexy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:35

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:35
Call Obriens Trailers in Dandenong, they hire them, its something stupid like $10 a day
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Follow Up By: REXY - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:42

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:42
thanks truckster :)
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Follow Up By: Mark from Getaway Portable Refrigerator Hire - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:28

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:28
Hi Rexy/Truckster, For some unknown reason the hire rates in the ES are much higher than over here (WA). You are looking at $40-$45pw here for a 40 litre Engel..

Regards

Mark
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:47

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:47
http://www.obrienstrailers.com.au/

$35 a week thats for a Waeco 35ltr. runs off ciggy lighter...

They only have 2 available...
Deposit is $50...
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:28

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:28
Run yhe tyre up on a piece of wood to lift enough to put fack under.Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:41

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:41
Fack or Juck?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 08:33

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 08:33
Fack I think T-man, course in the vehicle is fogged you're juckedLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 17:20

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 17:20
Should not have opened that wineRegards Bob
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