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Hi-Lift success at SEMA

Hi-Lift won the Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award for Best New Off-Road Product at SEMA last week. We're pretty pumped about it and wanted to let you know about it (will probably be a prize at the Bash next year). Below is the link to the Popular Mechanics article. Hi-Lift Handle-All - Best of SEMA 2007 - Popular Mechanics

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Hi-Lift Handle-All - Best of SEMA 2007 - Popular Mechanics

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Neat!

looks like a good tool to have around!......*adds it to the list*

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Are the tools wobbly, since they are held on by pins?

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No, it's actually a tight fit--not to the point that it's difficult to put together or dismantle, but snug. You don't want to go in the construction business with it, but for camping or wheeling it is a compact and very useful tool. The weight is 27 lbs. and it all fits into a small canvas bag that fits behind a truck seat or in a crowded Jeep. We just started shipping them 12 days ago, so they haven't had much field testing yet beyond our own tests prior to deciding to manufacture them.
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Only a little OT....Tom, did I pass you guys Saturday morning in North Texas (outside Amarillo) heading back from SEMA? I passed a truck heading east pulling a big white HiLift trailer and thought it mighta been you guys. I was heading back to AZ.

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It wasn't me, but it was the driver headed back to Indiana with the trailer. He left Las Vegas about 7:30 Friday evening.
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Terrific, Tom! Good job!

The P.M. writeup is awfully lame, though.
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The tool heads have been CNC’s to fit snuggle into the tubes.
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Terrific, Tom! Good job!

The P.M. writeup is awfully lame, though. What moron wrote that?

The in house English expert of whatever chinese manufacturer actually makes the parts?
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Funny when I was at the factory I saw a bunch of red blooded americans running around and actually working,,, but that was just my take on it?? Hard to accept everything isin't made outside the US isin't it.

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