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Mad Farmer
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was gifted a rusty crusty farm jack that looks like it could be repaired with some TLC. I think it's an original Hi-Lift, need to clean it up.

Local TSC has repair kit ~ $11 (in stock). Genuine Hi-lift kits are about 2X that.

How universal are the kits and do the cheap ones work fine?

Thanks, and Happy New Year to all.......
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mad Farmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:39:56 01/09/21) I was gifted a rusty crusty farm jack that looks like it could be repaired with some TLC. I think it's an original Hi-Lift, need to clean it up.

Local TSC has repair kit ~ $11 (in stock). Genuine Hi-lift kits are about 2X that.

How universal are the kits and do the cheap ones work fine?

Thanks, and Happy New Year to all.......
You get what you pay for.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have bought TSC kits and they still are working well in my 3 or 4 of my Hi-Lift jacks.

Fact of Life:

Sometimes Higher Cost just doesn't = quality.


A well worn, time tested suggestion:

When you jack up your load ALWAYS use two hands on the handle and when what you are lifting is high enough IMMEDIATELY REMOVE the handle and lay it down along side the Hi-Lift. If you have the modification with the cotter pin through the handle (to stop the handle from getting lost) --- remove the cotter pin right now and throw it as far away as you can.

Don't debate the reasoning because there really IS a reason and you absolutely don't want to learn the hard way.

Congrats on the new jack - I use mine all the time.

- Joe -
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote


But sometimes for what you get, you pay more than you should.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Thank you Joe. That's what I was looking for concerning are the TSC kits reliable/fit well enough.

I take it you remove the jack handle so it does not become intimate with your jaw/skull........

I plan on sandblasting the jack and giving it a brush on coat of tractor paint.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The applications are for Reese brand versions.
The pins appear to be round.
Hi-Lift pins are oval.

Someone asked if they fit a Hi-Lift brand jacks.
Someone answered No.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DoubleO7 wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:40:14 01/09/21)
The applications are for Reese brand versions.
The pins appear to be round.
Hi-Lift pins are oval.

Someone asked if they fit a Hi-Lift brand jacks.
Someone answered No.


I still have not bought a kit yet. I've got the jack working with some clean up, but springs are kind of rusty and pins have some pitting.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: farm/hi lift jack repair Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mad Farmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:49:10 01/15/21)
DoubleO7 wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:40:14 01/09/21)
The applications are for Reese brand versions.
The pins appear to be round.
Hi-Lift pins are oval.

Someone asked if they fit a Hi-Lift brand jacks.
Someone answered No.


I still have not bought a kit yet. I've got the jack working with some clean up, but springs are kind of rusty and pins have some pitting.

I would put the kit in, don't think I would trust old pitted springs and pins!
 
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