We don’t usually spend much time attacking knock-offs and imitators, but we do feel the need to make our case as to why Hi-Lift® is STILL the best option.

The knock-off jacks we’ve encountered in the market are import jacks from Asia that are of similar design to the Hi-Lift®. They are priced lower because they utilize cheaper materials, cheaper foreign labor, and sub-par safety standards to manufacture their product. Some of them are being marketed under the generic “farm jack” name, but others are being private-branded by companies to try to gain more legitimacy for their jack.

Hi-Lift’s 2-Piece Handle Socket Design

They try to hide the fact that they are Asian imported products by sticking their brand name on them, but there is no hiding the differences in the product. Sure, the consumer can buy the cheap knock-off jack for less money, but for a retail item that is already very low in cost compared to the value received – the consumer will get exactly what they pay for… a cheap product that may leave them stranded when needed.

We won’t ever be able to compete with cheap Asian import products on price, nor do we want to. We are set on making high-quality, dependable jacks that truly represent the reputation of quality, durability, and safety standards that has come to be expected from anything bearing the Hi-Lift® name.

Hi-Lift X-Treme Winch-Clamp-Spreader Attachment

The Facts

  • Hi-Lift® Jacks are built in the USA for over 115 years with quality American workmanship.
  • Hi-Lift® Jacks are certified as recommended product by the I4WDTA (International 4 Wheel Drive Trainers Association). Hi-Lift® Jacks are the only jacks to receive this recommendation and certification.
  • Only Hi-Lift® brand Jacks are tested and certified to meet applicable requirements of ASME B30.1-2015.
  • Every Hi-Lift® jack is tested twice before leaving the factory. Each Hi-Lift® is tested at a 4,660 lb / 2113 kg rated capacity and then also tested for up and down functionality on a lighter testing machine. Hi-Lift® jacks are also randomly tested at the 7,000 lb / 3175 kg tested capacity. 100% tested twice = 0 defects.
  • The Hi-Lift® utilizes a unique 2-piece handle-socket design that is the most reliable and durable design in the world.
  • Hi-Lift® offers a full line of Hi-Lift® Jack Accessories that further increases the versatility of the Hi-Lift® for many varied uses. Most of the Hi-Lift® Jack Accessories are only compatible with the Hi-Lift® jack and will not work with most knock-off jacks.
  • We offer a full-line of replacement parts for the Hi-Lift® Jack that are available and always in stock. Once a knockoff jack part breaks or quits functioning, it’s done because replacement parts are not available. Hi-Lift® Jacks aren’t designed to be disposable and can offer a lifetime of use if properly maintained.
  • Every Hi-Lift® comes standard with zinc-coated hardware which offers the most rust resistance available for the important working pins and springs. In addition, Hi-Lift® Jacks are powder coated for the best appearance and most rust resistance possible.
  • Hi-Lift® jacks come standard with a top clamp-clevis for increased versatility.
  • The Hi-Lift® X-TREME jack comes standard with a unique top winch-clamp spreader attachment which provides the ability to winch, clamp, or spread up to 5,000 lb / 2267 kgs in one position.
All replacement parts for Hi-Lift jacks are available and ready to ship to you!

4 Comments

  1. Chris Cagle - Uwharrie, NC on March 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Hi-Lift is the original that most others are modeled off of and remains the superior standard for vehicle and equipment jacks. Hi-Lift Jack Co. has never sacrificed quality for cheaper market retail. With the dependability and longevity of the initial jack investment, it is easily the best piece of equipment you can purchase when beginning to outfit a vehicle. Lifting, winching, spreading, and clamping are just the start of the design elements built into each jack. Don’t take chances to save a few dollars. Repair and rebuild parts are easily accessible from Hi-Lift or their retailers. Proper cleaning and lubrication will give years of service on demand.

    I’m always amazed by the unique uses people find for these timeless jacks. Do yourself a favor, watch some of the many videos of others using the Jack online. Also, you invest a lot into your equipment to outfit your vehicle or machinery, take some time to invest in training.

    • hi-lift-jacks on April 22, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      Training is indeed an important part of the equation, Chris. Thanks for trusting in Hi-Lift!

  2. William Edward smith on April 5, 2021 at 1:22 am

    where can i get another American made hi-lift jack ?
    i had one in the late 70’s and into the 80’s, but as we all experience, the wife made me choose between the four-by and the family,,,i lost !
    tell me where in northern Arizona i can purchase another, thanks !

    • hi-lift-jacks on April 22, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      Hi William, most 4×4 and truck shops will carry our products. There are also many options available for purchasing online, just search Hi-Lift Jacks!

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