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Old 03-27-2018
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Default New ARB Hi Lift Jack
Seems ARB saw a gap in the market and came out with this sweet new jack. Seems to look somewhat lighter and safer than the previous Hi-Lift jack! I couldn’t find a price online anywhere but I would imagine it will be pretty pricey

https://expeditionportal.com/arb-releases-new-jack/
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I like it, smaller and lighter.
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Default Re: New ARB Hi Lift Jack
Looks much cooler than the Hi-Lift one. Here're some specs when compared with the 60" Hi-Lift:

Max lift: ARB - 48" (1230mm) vs 58" for the Hi-Lift
Weight: ARB - 23lb vs 29 for Hi-Lift (60" version)
Ease of use: ARB wins : hydraulic vs mechanical ratcheting
Reliability: Hi-Lift wins: no oil, valves, etc
Storage: Hi-lift can be attached outside the vehicle (cast iron), the ARB is too pretty, plus seems to be unprotected aluminum.
Cost: not sure yet, but I guess the Hi-Lift will be cheaper (not even considering clones such as HF)

Cool factor: ARB 5 out of 5, Hi-Lift 4 out of 5 (for the Red one )

All in all, I'm a fan of ARB products, an this one will be another one to lust after.
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Default Re: New ARB Hi Lift Jack
it's great to see some innovation within this niche of the 4x4 recovery market! my guess is this will end up around $200. ARB does make quality stuff though.

in all my years wheeling, i've needed a farm jack style lift probably less than five times on my own rig or someone else's...

9 times out of 10 that you need a jack it's to lift the axle a few inches. in these cases a factory jack plus a stable base (or large flat rock) does the trick quicker and safer than anything.

there are those occasions when only a tall lift will do though. extracting a boulder wedged between a wheel and the frame, or moving your rig over a few feet with the ole lift-shove-and-watch-out technique. and of course, with the right kit you can winch yourself using a Hi-Lift (very slowly, but great for moving the ass-end of a rig sideways). not to mention Hi-Lift handles have been used to temporarily sleeve a tie-rod, or to hold a broken c-clip axle's wheel on.



i'll still be carrying my 60" Hi-Lift for some time to come, along with a Lift-Mate, their Off Road Kit, and a long section of chain for winching (at least till i pony up for a bumper and winch).



p.s. best feature of this fancy ARB thing is that it probably doesn't rattle incessantly!!!

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Default Re: New ARB Hi Lift Jack
Originally Posted by JeepUniq View Post
Looks much cooler than the Hi-Lift one. Here're some specs when compared with the 60" Hi-Lift:

Max lift: ARB - 48" (1230mm) vs 58" for the Hi-Lift
Weight: ARB - 23lb vs 29 for Hi-Lift (60" version)
Ease of use: ARB wins : hydraulic vs mechanical ratcheting
Reliability: Hi-Lift wins: no oil, valves, etc
Storage: Hi-lift can be attached outside the vehicle (cast iron), the ARB is too pretty, plus seems to be unprotected aluminum.
Cost: not sure yet, but I guess the Hi-Lift will be cheaper (not even considering clones such as HF)

Cool factor: ARB 5 out of 5, Hi-Lift 4 out of 5 (for the Red one )

All in all, I'm a fan of ARB products, an this one will be another one to lust after.
Thanks for the comparison!

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it's great to see some innovation within this niche of the 4x4 recovery market! my guess is this will end up around $200. ARB does make quality stuff though.

in all my years wheeling, i've needed a farm jack style lift probably less than five times on my own rig or someone else's...

9 times out of 10 that you need a jack it's to lift the axle a few inches. in these cases a factory jack plus a stable base (or large flat rock) does the trick quicker and safer than anything.

there are those occasions when only a tall lift will do though. extracting a boulder wedged between a wheel and the frame, or moving your rig over a few feet with the ole lift-shove-and-watch-out technique. and of course, with the right kit you can winch yourself using a Hi-Lift (very slowly, but great for moving the ass-end of a rig sideways). not to mention Hi-Lift handles have been used to temporarily sleeve a tie-rod, or to hold a broken c-clip axle's wheel on.



i'll still be carrying my 60" Hi-Lift for some time to come, along with a Lift-Mate, their Off Road Kit, and a long section of chain for winching (at least till i pony up for a bumper and winch).



p.s. best feature of this fancy ARB thing is that it probably doesn't rattle incessantly!!!

Very true - I think it’s pretty sweet that Hi-Lifts have been around for so long. It’s always been a piece of a kit I’ve had when doing long trips. I like how versatile it is if used properly. We once used one to take a tire off a rim on the trail as gravel got caught in the bead and caused a slow leak. The HiLift made quick work of it!
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Default Re: New ARB Hi Lift Jack
ARB USA just posted this on their Facebook page!

MSRP for the jack is $812

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I’ll stick with my trusty old high lift then. Here’s how I keep it from rattling out on the trail
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