Often imitated, but never duplicated

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!


  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!

    • Bryan on October 3, 2022 at 10:25 am

      I ordered mine online and it came right to my door. I didn’t have to drive or carry it or anything.

  3. Bruce Crowell on May 8, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve wanted one for many years. Just could not justify the cost. I saw the knock offs at other retail stores, like Harbor Freight. The price makes you do a double take. Don’t do it ! Cheap tools are ok once in awhile to get by but don’t sacrifice your safety where safety is needed. My jack was delivered this week and I’ve already used it to start winching out some trees that came down. I could not be happier with the quality and workmanship compared to the harbor freight china knockoff. Don’t sacrifice , buy quality , be safe, buy a Hi Lift !!

  4. Fred Stewart Feld, DMD on June 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    We rented a small Bobcat type of front end loader from Home Depot this past week. Towards the end of the day, we got careless, and with the bucket up high, a full load, , and uneven terrain, the Bobcat tipped over. It was in an area not accessible by jeep, truck, or other vehicle, and Home Depot told us we were on our own, even with the extra insurance we got from them. Lucky, we had a Hi-Lift, and a Come-Along. It saved the day. Rental was about $270/day, so time was of the essence. Thanks Hi Lift. Now, I am going to get the 60″ model, just to have around. It will be paid for by the extra rental money that we did not have to spend!

  5. James Knipp on June 22, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I will always support “MADE IN USA”
    I have a new Hi-lift on the way.

  6. John W on July 15, 2021 at 11:12 am

    I have been using Hi-Lift Jacks since 1977 and in all those years they have never let me down, A Hi-Lift is not just a jack they are a problem solver, I can think of at leased 10 uses for a standard Hi-Lift not just the normal 5 listed in the manual, Back around 98 I bought my HL-485 and it is still like new because I always keep it clean and I also bought the original ORB and the Bumper lift and the 4XRAC, Then around March 2016 I saw the Hi-Lift X-treme and because at times I have needed a taller jack than the HL-485 I ordered the HLXT605, It’s a work of art having the new Winch-Clamp and the extra height Is a real bonus, I once got an Ex Army Land Rover cross axled it being about 8″+ Inches taller than a standard 2A Land Rover a 4ft jack would not have had enough height to stabalize the Vehicle, Since owning the HLXT605 I have never been stuck like that since, Hi-Lift is not a Jack, It’s a way of Life. Thanks Guys, keep em coming.

  7. Mark Harris on July 25, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Today I used my Hi Lift to pry an old fiberglass pool slide off it’s pipe legs. Worked great.

  8. Jack Thomas on December 11, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    I must confess that I did not buy my 484 Hi-Lift at retail. I bought it used at a garage sale about 12 years ago for $50 Cdn. This unit is awesome! Works like a charm pulling up rotten fence posts and chain link fence posts.
    I keep it clean and in good working order, ’cause ya never know when it’ll be needed!

    I think I need new stickers for it though. Any suggestions on how to get them replaced? I like to keep my Hi-Lift original and looking spiffy!

    • Steve Dowden on December 12, 2022 at 8:00 am

      We may be able to help, but we will first need to ensure that it is an actual Hi-Lift brand Jack. Please send your request along with pictures of your Jack to sales@hi-lift.com and we’ll review and get back to you.

  9. Miguel Ahumada on March 19, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Estimados, buenas tardes …!!!

    Una consulta:

    Como puedo distinguir un legítimo Hi Lift Jack de otro que sea imitación…???

    Tienen vendedor oficial en Argentina ??? o en la provincia de Mendoza – Argentina …???

    Desde ya muchas gracias por vuestra respuesta.

    • Steve Dowden on March 20, 2023 at 6:28 am

      The main way to tell if it is an authentic Hi-Lift Jack is by the side label. If it does not say “Hi-Lift”, then it is a fake. There are other ways to tell as well. The best way to tell would be to send us a picture of your jack to cs@hi-lift.com. Thanks!

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