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Jack Tools

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Jack Tools

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Jack Stand: A Jack Stand keeps a vehicle propped up after having used one of the following tools to lift the vehicle up. You want to place it under the axle or frame, depending on what you are focused on lifting. Rotate so the release handle is closest to you. You will lift the core as high as possible. By releasing the lifting tool, the vehicle will settle onto the Jack Stand. After using, use the release handle to drop the core saddle. They do have weight capacities to consider when purchasing.

YES: Yes, you want at least two of these in your garage and one in your rig to support the vehicle after lifting.

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Floor Jack: Roll the Floor Jack under your vehicle and place strategically on your vehicle. The saddle of the jack (red round piece in pic) should be as centered as possible on lifting point. Rotate handle -> Righty Tighty -> to set into the up position. Push down on handle to get the jack to raise up. When wanting to bring down rotate the handle -> Lefty Loosy -> and the saddle of the jack will drop down.

Garage: This is what you would use in your garage to lift your vehicle. You would also use a Jack Stand to support it.

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Yes: You need one of the next three to get your vehicle up off the ground while on the trail.

 

Bottle Jack: Place under your vehicle strategically where the hydraulic piston tip is under the lifting point. Locate the key valve at the bottom of the jack. Use the handle to turn the valve Righty Tighty -> to raise. Put the handle into the pump shaft and then push the handle down to raise the piston tip. When wanting to bring down use the handle to rotate the valve -> Lefty Loosy -> and the piston tip will drop down.

Pro Tip: Bottle Jacks are hydraulic. They need to be stored in an upright position.  Maintenance is watching for leaking hydraulic fluid.

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Scissor Jack/Stock Jack: Place under your vehicle strategically where the tip is under the lifting point. Use the handle to turn the bolt in the middle Righty Tighty -> to set into the up position. When wanting to bring down use the handle to rotate the bolt -> Lefty Loosy -> and the tip will drop down.

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Hi-Lift Jack: Using a Hi-Lift style jack is a little more complicated (for SAFETY purposes) to add a simple paragraph. Please join one of our Trail Training Classes to get a hands on opportunity to experience. For those who have already joined, remember: Boobs and Teeth! 🙂  See our calendar for upcoming classes - www.ladiesoffroadnetwork.com/calendar or www.ladiesoffroadtrailtraining.com

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Hi-Lift Jack (as shown):  CLICK HERE

ARB Hydraulic Jack (as shown):  CLICK HERE

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