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    Default Hi-Lift First Responder Jack

    Just came across this, Hi Lift has modified their Hi-Lift Jack specifically for the Fire Rescue Service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nakSPmLpWsI

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfeicht View Post
    Just came across this, Hi Lift has modified their Hi-Lift Jack specifically for the Fire Rescue Service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nakSPmLpWsI
    Looks like they took an Idea from Tim(Rescue 42) and added a better base. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfeicht View Post
    Just came across this, Hi Lift has modified their Hi-Lift Jack specifically for the Fire Rescue Service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nakSPmLpWsI
    Looks like a pretty cool upgrade to the standard hi lift jack.

    Anyone know the price?
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    Probably triple what the non-First responder jack costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewiston2FF View Post
    Probably triple what the non-First responder jack costs.
    Hey, that yellow paint aint cheap!

    I'm a fan of the high-lift, but didn't see all that big a difference from what we have now. The base still has a relatively small footprint.
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    The Hi-Lift Jack company has their new First Responder Jack models on display at FDIC 2011. These jacks are essentially the good old steel Hi-Lift jack with a different design head and base plus a bright yellow color. They are rated at just over 2 tons of lift. The one I would buy for my fire department would be the four footer model(48"). It has a list price of $200.

    I will meet with the Hi-Lift crew at FDIC Thursday and see if I can get any more background on their new offering. At home in my garage, I actually have one of the original Harrah Company jacks with the old wooden handle. Harrah is the parent company and the wood handle was how their first models were built. It is a cherished memory of what we had to work with in the 'old' days.

    I will post any further details about the First Responder Jack here at the end of the day Thursday...
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    Thanks Ron! I hope to stop by their booth while I'm in Indy this weekend.

    I had only my second chance to use a Hi Lift jack this past weekend at a class, and while they have limitations, they seem like another tool in the toolbox.
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    Here's a few shots of what the Hi-Lift Jack company has done to the good old Hi-Lift Jack to make it into the "First Responder Jack" that was on display at FDIC 2011.

    A bright yellow color. Reflective trim on working controls. A new base designed to straddle cribbing and secure into chain. A new top clamp designed with several features to allow for pulling, clamping and lifting.

    The rated capacity for all functions is 4, 660 pounds although the jack actually has a capacity of 7,000lbs of lift. The internal shear pin gives you a 150% safety rating limit of 4,660 lbs.
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    I LIKE what they have done with the Base and tip adapters, We carry two of these on the First out Engine(OLD design).The fact you can unpin and change the adapters is nice. T.C,

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    I would also think there would be a substantial market for a Fire/Rescue retro-fit kit for those departments that already own Hi-Lift jacks. Curious to see if they will offer those parts as seperate items without replacing the entire jack.

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    Default Been around since 1905

    Glad to see one of the best hand tools for auto extrication has now been officlally introduced into the fire service. The new base pretty much triples the use of the Hi-Lift for extrication, USAR and RIT/RIC.....well done.
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    Default hope thay come out with this

    i saw this at fdic. i told the guys at Hi-lifter if thay price two jacks two set of straps and the two struts kit for $1000 thay sell alot of them to the low income fire depts
    i beleave my dept would buy them i think its a great idea and the new jacks are great idea
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    Mfg is selling them on E-pay. Under $200.

    http://stores.ebay.com/hiliftjackcompany/

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    Looked over the new First Responder versions of the Hi-Lift Jack this past weekend in Harrisburg. The folks at Hi-Lift have done a nice job on updating their product. I did ask if an upgrade kit would be made available for folks already owning a standard Hi-Lift Jack and this is not something they will be offering due to liability concerns.

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