Jacks

Discussion in 'Shop Safety' started by culls, May 3, 2013.

  1. May 3, 2013
    culls

    culls Member

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    Ok, so we have a thread on stands but not on jacks.

    The Tux-in-a-barn has a record three attempts at jumping off both a scissor jack and a bumper jack at me, because I didn't have it on hard concrete when I was jacking it. Don't even think about jacking unless you've got solid terrain beneath, either concrete or asphalt.

    Edit: and a badly damaged tie rod.
     
  2. May 3, 2013
    68BuickV6

    68BuickV6 Well-Known Member

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    Yep! That's pretty darn important.
    People don't always realize how careful you gotta be jacking a vehicle up, especially on the trail...after a few beers....
     
  3. Oct 1, 2013
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    When jacking things up, there is only one rule to remember first, Gravity rules.
     

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