Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack

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The Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack is one of the top-of-the-line models. It is an all-cast jack that has a charcoal metallic powder-coat finish, with gold zinc-coated hardware and handle.

The top winch, clamp, and spreader attachment are all unique and includes a 7/8 inch holes. This makes them secure, a 3/8 inch chain slot for stable and reliable winching, shackle attachment that does not bind.

It is also a slack adjustment that is quick while not requiring a hook and a cut-out wedge that is used to grip when you need to spread an object.

Trusted by customers for over a hundred years, this jack by Hi-Lift is sturdy and versatile. You will have full control over lifting, pushing, pulling, clamping and winching.

Though the jack itself is light and portable, you should not mistake it for unreliable in heavy duty situations. It has a tested and verified load capacity of 4,660 lbs which can go up to 7,000 lbs, depending on what you need.

Rated at 150% of the safety factor, the Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack will keep you from worrying, so all your attention will be on what you need to do.

It will survive any hostile and challenging environment, such as desert canyons, rough mountains, or even the jungle. One of the most versatile jacks yet, those who go out on the road, farm, or manage a garage should not go anywhere without this powerful jack.

Features:

  • An all-cast jack that has many unique features which make it powerful and versatile
  • Charcoal metallic powder coating of the jack and gold zinc coating of the handle and hardware
  • Durable and reliable socket with a two-piece handle
  • Comes with safe use information stickers and rated load indications to prevent overloading accidents

Pros:

The Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack is one of the most versatile models you will ever encounter. The number of features it has will make it an all-around great tool to add to your tool shed.

Where should I start? It is very sturdy so the durability will never be in question. Boasting a rated weight capacity ranging from 4,660 lbs to 7,000 lbs, whatever you want to lift, you will be able to do it with relative ease using this jack.

The charcoal metallic powder coating of the jack looks great together with the gold zinc coated winch, clamp, and spreader attachment. It has many stickers that indicate what you do with what and how you will be able to accomplish what you are trying to achieve with the jack.

If those are not enough, you should take solace in knowing that it is designed to withstand the most demanding situations — even its surroundings.

The Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack, which is usually priced around $100, will get you the most bang out of your buck. You just can’t go wrong with this one.

Cons:

The most common complaint about the Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack is that it begins to rust after a short amount of time in the field.

Advertised as able to withstand the worst weather conditions, this might put off some people who were excited to buy the jack, just because it is said to withstand even the Amazon rainforest.

Another issue with the jack is the weight of the whole thing. Sure, you have all these powerful features, but those come with the heavy burden of carrying this jack around, literally.

If you do not mind the weight and the finishing coat rusting easily, then you will not have any further issues with this jack. Just make sure that you exercise great caution when using it when it has already rusted.

Get it checked every few months at your local mechanic’s shop just to prevent any accidents from happening.

Conclusion:

You simply can’t go wrong with the Hi-Lift Jack XT485 48″ Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack. You have this powerful, durable, and versatile jack that can be used to lift, maintain and pull the heaviest of weights.

Granted, it is heavy, but you should expect that from powerhouse equipment. If the 4,660 lbs to 7,000 lbs load capacity rating did not impress you, its overall sturdy design will.

Hi-Lift tries its best to prevent any accidents from happening with the amount of stickers that indicate how much you can load, how you load them, among other things.

Though the coating of the jack will not last for a long time, the jack itself will last the wear and tear it will go through.

With the right amount of maintenance and careful control, this heavy-duty jack will last for a long time with you on the field, and in your tool shed. Its resale value is also great with most used models being only 30% off.

If you buy a new one, you can get a percentage of your money back because this jack is so strong, it can prove useful for more than one mechanic. A definite must buy!

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