On or around Mon, 08 Aug 2005 09:00:02 +0200, AJH <email@example.com>
enlightened us thusly:
>On Mon, 8 Aug 2005 07:10:50 +0000 (UTC), Jon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>if you do get one and you have to change a wheel, try to find a kerb
>>to rest the un-jacked side of the vehicle agains so that it cant slide
>>away from you. That said when you doo need it chances are you'll be
>>in a field and no kerbs about!
>Most seem to agree that the hi lift type is not a safe way of jacking
>a vehicle because they are not stable. It's this coupled with the way
>the land rover handbrake works that makes the dangerous combination. I
>think it's important to engage difflock and put vehicle in a low gear
>but don't rely on the hi lift alone. They really come into their own
>for jacking a bogged down or stuck vehicle clear of obstacles.
'tis a fact that they're not really intended for "normal" jacking, I don't
think - the whole design is never going to be stable, in any case.
There's an obvious temptation, though, if the hi-lift is to hand, to grab
that and use it for wheel changing.
You shouldn't, of course, ever go under a vehicle without a fixed support
(wheels, a block or an axle stand).
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; and
therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee"
John Donne (1571? - 1631) Devotions, XVII