If you think high-lift jacks are just for off-road enthusiasts, think again. A serious all-purpose ratchet jack — in 48″ or 60″ lengths — like the Hi-Lift X-Treme is useful for all kinds of lifting, winching, clamping, and spreading jobs. And it’s made of cast steel for durability and longevity.
The X-Treme is Hi-Lift’s top-of-the-line model, and features a “charcoal metallic” (read: gray) powder-coated finish that resists chips and scratches. Its hardware is zinc plated to protect against corrosion, too. But most importantly it can lift or winch up to 5,000 pounds. And unlike other Hi-Lift models which include a clamp-clevis end piece, the X-Treme features comes with an adjustable clamp-spreader attachment.
Since this jack is meant to be used hard — and eventually broken — we’re happy to hear that replacement parts are available from the Bloomfield manufacturing Company (of Bloomfield, Indiana). It’s nice to know you can fix it rather than replacing the whole thing — something you won’t find with Chinese knock-offs.
Street price for both lengths is in the $90 to $100 range.