re: Hi-Lift ... Ouch!

Gday ALL,
In the interests of syncro safety procedures, I'm reposting a US post below about a recent issue with a high lift jack .... seems there may be safety concerns when lowering a vehicle using one of these jacks.
Anyone in Oz has one of these jacks and concurs with Deon?
Cheers.
Ken
 

To: syncrolist@yahoogroups.com
From: deon@deonreynolds.com
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:50:15 -0800
Subject: [syncro.org] Hi-Lift Ouch

 
Hey Everyone,

I was swapping out 15 inch summer tires for 16 inch mud terrain tires the other day. I had one side of the van in the air with a Hi-Lift jack, tires swapped and now lowering the van. The jack somehow changed direction, the handle suddenly swung up and caught me in the jaw. Stunned, I just stood there wondering if I was going to loose conciseness, I held on trying to figure out what just happened, and realizing that blood was starting to pour from my mouth as I spit out teeth. I had made hamburger out of my tongue, dislocated my jaw, and chipped/broke at least five teeth. I have always used the Hi-Lift (or any other tool for that matter) with a great deal of respect, but this time it got me! I'm passing this along in hopes that no one else manages to smash themselves like I have managed.

Play it safe with our toys...

Best,

Deon Reynolds
Eureka, Nevada
1987 Syncro GL


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Ken,

I saw this but didn’t immediately recognize the brand of jack.  Do you recognize it or do you have any pictures?

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Ken Garratt
Sent: 01 December 2009 12:42
To: Syncro _T3_Australia forum
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] re: Hi-Lift ... Ouch!

 

 

Gday ALL,
In the interests of syncro safety procedures, I'm reposting a US post below about a recent issue with a high lift jack .... seems there may be safety concerns when lowering a vehicle using one of these jacks.
Anyone in Oz has one of these jacks and concurs with Deon?
Cheers.
Ken
 


To: syncrolist@yahoogro ups.com
From: deon@deonreynolds. com
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:50:15 -0800
Subject: [syncro.org] Hi-Lift Ouch

 

Hey Everyone,

I was swapping out 15 inch summer tires for 16 inch mud terrain tires the other day. I had one side of the van in the air with a Hi-Lift jack, tires swapped and now lowering the van. The jack somehow changed direction, the handle suddenly swung up and caught me in the jaw. Stunned, I just stood there wondering if I was going to loose conciseness, I held on trying to figure out what just happened, and realizing that blood was starting to pour from my mouth as I spit out teeth. I had made hamburger out of my tongue, dislocated my jaw, and chipped/broke at least five teeth. I have always used the Hi-Lift (or any other tool for that matter) with a great deal of respect, but this time it got me! I'm passing this along in hopes that no one else manages to smash themselves like I have managed.

Play it safe with our toys...

Best,

Deon Reynolds
Eureka , Nevada
1987 Syncro GL

 


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Hi Les,

HiLift is the brand name of the jack. These are extremely popular with off-road enthusiasts because they can also be used for pulling. Think low-cost hand winch. I own a few of these jacks. Company website is:


Poor Deon lives about 6 hour's drive from me.


BenT
Sent from my mobile device

On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:41 PM, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail.com> wrote:

Gday ALL,
In the interests of syncro safety procedures, I'm reposting a US post below about a recent issue with a high lift jack .... seems there may be safety concerns when lowering a vehicle using one of these jacks.
Anyone in Oz has one of these jacks and concurs with Deon?
Cheers.
Ken
 

To: syncrolist@yahoogroups.com
From: deon@deonreynolds.com
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:50:15 -0800
Subject: [syncro.org] Hi-Lift Ouch

 
Hey Everyone,

I was swapping out 15 inch summer tires for 16 inch mud terrain tires the other day. I had one side of the van in the air with a Hi-Lift jack, tires swapped and now lowering the van. The jack somehow changed direction, the handle suddenly swung up and caught me in the jaw. Stunned, I just stood there wondering if I was going to loose conciseness, I held on trying to figure out what just happened, and realizing that blood was starting to pour from my mouth as I spit out teeth. I had made hamburger out of my tongue, dislocated my jaw, and chipped/broke at least five teeth. I have always used the Hi-Lift (or any other tool for that matter) with a great deal of respect, but this time it got me! I'm passing this along in hopes that no one else manages to smash themselves like I have managed.

Play it safe with our toys...

Best,

Deon Reynolds
Eureka, Nevada
1987 Syncro GL


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Ben,

Thanks for that.  I have had a look at their website and recognize it.  The question is: how did it go into reverse?  Jacks like this usually have a very heavy and positive pawl action that changes the action from up to down.  Considering the ones you own, how do you think this might have happened?  A hit as heavy as the one that Deon took has the potential to kill someone.

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of BenT Syncro
Sent: 01 December 2009 13:07
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] re: Hi-Lift ... Ouch!

 

 

Hi Les,

 

HiLift is the brand name of the jack. These are extremely popular with off-road enthusiasts because they can also be used for pulling. Think low-cost hand winch. I own a few of these jacks. Company website is:

 

 

Poor Deon lives about 6 hour's drive from me.

 

 

BenT

Sent from my mobile device


On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:41 PM, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail. com> wrote:

Gday ALL,
In the interests of syncro safety procedures, I'm reposting a US post below about a recent issue with a high lift jack .... seems there may be safety concerns when lowering a vehicle using one of these jacks.
Anyone in Oz has one of these jacks and concurs with Deon?
Cheers.
Ken
 


To: syncrolist@yahoogro ups.com
From: deon@deonreynolds. com
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:50:15 -0800
Subject: [syncro.org] Hi-Lift Ouch

 

Hey Everyone,

I was swapping out 15 inch summer tires for 16 inch mud terrain tires the other day. I had one side of the van in the air with a Hi-Lift jack, tires swapped and now lowering the van. The jack somehow changed direction, the handle suddenly swung up and caught me in the jaw. Stunned, I just stood there wondering if I was going to loose conciseness, I held on trying to figure out what just happened, and realizing that blood was starting to pour from my mouth as I spit out teeth. I had made hamburger out of my tongue, dislocated my jaw, and chipped/broke at least five teeth. I have always used the Hi-Lift (or any other tool for that matter) with a great deal of respect, but this time it got me! I'm passing this along in hopes that no one else manages to smash themselves like I have managed.

Play it safe with our toys...

Best,

Deon Reynolds
Eureka , Nevada
1987 Syncro GL

 


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Les,

It is not reversed but rather has fixing points for hooks and such so it cam function like a winch.

The Jack is designed to allow easier movement once the load is removed. This allows the handle to move faster as you lower the vehicle. Sort of a power assist. Trouble is you need to have the handle in the locked position or you can find it jacking upright -- as Deon found out, occasionally towards your face.;-(


BenT
Sent from my mobile device

On Nov 30, 2009, at 6:24 PM, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

Ben,

Thanks for that.  I have had a look at their website and recognize it.  The question is: how did it go into reverse?  Jacks like this usually have a very heavy and positive pawl action that changes the action from up to down.  Considering the ones you own, how do you think this might have happened?  A hit as heavy as the one that Deon took has the potential to kill someone.

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of BenT Syncro
Sent: 01 December 2009 13:07
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] re: Hi-Lift ... Ouch!

 

 

Hi Les,

 

HiLift is the brand name of the jack. These are extremely popular with off-road enthusiasts because they can also be used for pulling. Think low-cost hand winch. I own a few of these jacks. Company website is:

 

 

Poor Deon lives about 6 hour's drive from me.

 

 

BenT

Sent from my mobile device


On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:41 PM, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail. com> wrote:

Gday ALL,
In the interests of syncro safety procedures, I'm reposting a US post below about a recent issue with a high lift jack .... seems there may be safety concerns when lowering a vehicle using one of these jacks.
Anyone in Oz has one of these jacks and concurs with Deon?
Cheers.
Ken
 


To: syncrolist@yahoogroups.com
From: deon@deonreynolds. com
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:50:15 -0800
Subject: [syncro.org] Hi-Lift Ouch

 

Hey Everyone,

I was swapping out 15 inch summer tires for 16 inch mud terrain tires the other day. I had one side of the van in the air with a Hi-Lift jack, tires swapped and now lowering the van. The jack somehow changed direction, the handle suddenly swung up and caught me in the jaw. Stunned, I just stood there wondering if I was going to loose conciseness, I held on trying to figure out what just happened, and realizing that blood was starting to pour from my mouth as I spit out teeth. I had made hamburger out of my tongue, dislocated my jaw, and chipped/broke at least five teeth. I have always used the Hi-Lift (or any other tool for that matter) with a great deal of respect, but this time it got me! I'm passing this along in hopes that no one else manages to smash themselves like I have managed.

Play it safe with our toys...

Best,

Deon Reynolds
Eureka , Nevada
1987 Syncro GL

 


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