My buddy and I came up with ours in about 10 minutes.
The trip to HF would be thrice that long, plus I'd now have to store
that thing. (I hate uni-taskers.)
Somewhere the line would've been crossed at which I would buy one,
But I was done with the job in the time it would've taken me to get to
HF and back.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
And with downpressure on an industrial loader you can reseat
"floaters" too. Friend's farm is on top of a hill - hydrogeological
dome. It's one big spring underneath - building concrete sealed silo
they had to put twice as much concrete under ground (concrete boat) to
float the silo as was used in the silo. Every spring he needs to push
half the wood fence posts back into the ground - one advantage of
steel posts is they don't "float".
A 2x, placed at a 45-degree angle from the post down to the ground
does the same thing. It has to be blocked at the top and the bottom
has to be braced against the ground, though. The jack sounds a lot
Screw/scissors jacks don't leak, either. Bumper jacks take up more
trunk (or back seat) space and are dangerous (all jacks are dangerous
but nothing like a bumper jack). As has been noted here, modern
bumpers wouldn't survive a bumper jack if you tried. In short, good
On 8/2/14, 9:56 AM, email@example.com wrote:
My comments are referring to post pulling, The bumper jack will give you
several feet of travel before repositioning.
As far as car jacking, given a bumper that accepts a bumper jack, the
only advantage (in my mind) is not having to crawl on the ground to
position a bottle or screw jack. Beyond that, bumper jacks are freaking
unstable on anything but a solid surface. In a 4x4 the advantage of a
bumper jack is you often need several feet of travel to unload the
suspension before the wheel leaves the ground.
And better than a bumper jack for length is a Rail Road jack - it is 6'
long! Those will jack up a SUV when over some rocks and has strength
to do it. The only issue is finding one. Some have Tractor jacks
almost the same. Tall ones. Tractor sales or third party tractor sales.
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