5 TIPS FOR SAFE USE
1 MAINTENANCE A high-lift jack can become stiff to use (or even jam) due to a build-up of dirt or mud. Store it out of the weather and always give all moving components a spray with silicone lube before use.
2 RECOVERY POINTS If your barwork has specially designed high-lift jacking points, use them. Jacking off tube or plate steel won’t provide a sturdy connection, increasing the likelihood of the load slipping.
3 USE A BASE A solid base provides a stable lifting platform. If there’s any doubt the jack might sink into the ground, use a base to spread the load.
4 USE THE RIGHT TOOL A high-lift jack is designed to move heavy things, not hold them. If you’re working under your 4x4, make sure it’s held with axle stands, or similar.
5 MURPHY’S LAW If something can go wrong it will. Keep anything you don’t want broken or bruised out of the firing line of the jack handle, the mechanism, and the vehicle’s path to the ground.