Often imitated, but NEVER duplicated

We don’t usually spend much time addressing knock-offs and imitators, but it’s our job to explain why Hi-Lift® Jacks are ALWAYS the best option.

The knock-off jacks 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. Names like Badlands, Reese, and Big Red are just a few being sold as “high lift” jacks, but are anything but Hi-Lift® Jacks.

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, you 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 – you will get exactly what you pay for… a cheap product that may leave you stranded when needed.

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

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

The Facts

  • Hi-Lift® Jacks have been built in the small town of Bloomfield, Indiana 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 the 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 increase 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 aren’t 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. Mike Hughes on July 1, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    I bought my hi-lift jack in the late 70’s, still going strong, couldn’t be happier. Keep up the GREAT work!

    • Phillip Dufek on June 21, 2024 at 12:12 pm

      Ditto- my 1st hi-lift was given to me in mid 70s by my father. I still have it and it’s gotten me out of many predicaments. I was so pleased I bought another to keep in my other truck and it too, has proven invaluable.

  2. Lee on July 30, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Sold me! Always go with USA made, if you can find it.

  3. Commoner on October 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Bought mine in the 70s used on multiple jeeps and in general contracting. Was THE tool for removing fencing.

    Note if you are raising something that weighs over 1,000 pounds 2 plus feet in the air do you want to wonder if I should have paid more for a Hi-Lift?

  4. CanadianDee on March 13, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Are GENUINE Hi-Lift jacks being distributed through HarbourFreight/PrincessAuto locations, or are these knock-offs using exact Hi-Lift branding packaging?
    The products looks EXACTLY like your genuine website product

    • Steve Dowden on March 14, 2024 at 7:58 am

      Harbor Freight’s Badland Farm Jack is an import “knock-off” of the Hi-Lift brand. It is NOT a genuine Hi-Lift Jack. They have copied our design… but not our quality. Princess Auto sells GENUINE Hi-Lift brand Jacks. If it doesn’t specifically say “HI-LIFT” with the registered trademark, it is NOT a genuine Hi-Lift Jack. BEWARE!

  5. David Lotspeich on May 9, 2024 at 11:11 am

    I have my dad’s old Hi-Lift that’s probably 70+ years old that belonged to his dad before him. And it will get passed down to my son.

  6. Melvin Blackford on June 20, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    I have a Hi Lift from the 1960’s. It is finally giving me a problem going down with a load. I think the springs are getting weak. Where do I order parts from?

    • Steve Dowden on June 21, 2024 at 7:10 am

      We offer a full-line of replacement parts for the Hi-Lift® Jack that are available and always in stock.

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