Heavy lifting takes tools, training, and critical thinking. For this training tip, we are going to look at the basic mechanical high-lift jack. Pretend for a few minutes that all of your pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric tools are broke. I’m not saying go back to the Stone Age all the time, but some basic tools and skills may help you significantly when confronted with a challenging pin job.
High-lift jacks can be used for lifting, winching, and clamping in a variety of scenarios. These jacks depending on the manufacturer have lifting capacities of around 4,000 pounds. A common length for our purposes is the 48” jack. (more…)