Am looking at getting a Hi Lift jack. Is there any advantage or disadvantage of the all cast models vs the steel models? Ratings are the same and the steel ones seem to cost less. Long terms what is the best?
I got my Hi-Lift at Fleet Farm for $35. Yes it is a REAL Hi-Lift, not a "Farm Jack". The only thing on it that I can tell is steel is the foot of the jack. I would imagine the cast foot would be less likely to bend when using it on an angled surface, but usually where we need a Jack it is pretty soft ground (here anyways).
<font color=blue>1983 CJ-7 Laredo</font color=blue>
2000 Durango SLT
I can't go to work today...the voices said "Stay home and clean your guns!"
i have the steel version and i have had absolutly no problems with it nor have i heard of any problems with them. i did buy the end piece for mine like the cast ones come with incase i ever needed to clamp anything (i havn't) because it looked more suited for the job than the steel one. the cast foot does look alittle more sturdybut i doubt you'll ever have a problem with the stamped streel one either. if you have any Tractor Supply Company stores where you are they sell the 48" cast ones for $35. that is cheaper than i paid for my stamped steel one.
80 cj5 "high 5"
stretched to 100" wb
Most of the components between the two are identical. I have the cast and my brother has the steel, and if you look at the parts breakdown at their website you'll see they share the same components. I like the clamp on the top of the cast jack, but otherwise I can't see much difference.