Options to Getting Her Up and Out
Story: Staff of UTV Sports Magazine
Photos: Provided By Manufacturers
There’s constant debate on what must-have items we should equip our adventure-seeking machines with. We hear it all from personal conveniences to toolboxes to spare parts, and while there are no wrongs in preparedness, sometimes we have to be mindful of even the worst of situations we could find ourselves in. A trail jack is commonly overlooked for those that run in packs and find creative ways to cinch or strap their disabled UTV to another, but if you have found yourself stranded alone or in narrowed trail sections, you’ll recognize the sense of urgency around having that tool to slide under the belly and lend a lift.
We have used our fair share of hoists over the years, but we’ve definitely found our favorites and wanted to showcase their features and strengths. No matter the device, find one that meets your needs so you aren’t caught empty-handed needing a lift waiting on that random passerby, or you’ll need to prepare for much worse than spare parts to pass that time!
AGM Electric Jack
With 2000 lbs. of force, the Jack can lift or recover most any UTV. 18″ of external height adjustment. Once adjusted, engage the Weld-On Jack points to mechanically lock theJack to your car. Ensuring the car will never fall off. For general lifting, a Universal hook is also available. Dished pad design won’t sink into soft terrain.
ARB Hydraulic Jack
Body is made from aircraft-grade 6061 T6 aluminum. Running up the body, 9 hooking points offer the adjustable hook a wide range of lifting heights; capable of lifting up to a total of 4,400lbs. An internal blow-off valve provides overload protection to safeguard both JACK and most importantly, the user, from the dangerous consequence of the vehicle suddenly dropping if the working limit is exceeded. The easy-to-access red lowering lever ensures lowering the vehicle is achieved swiftly and safely thanks to the two-stage descent feature and safety stop.
The F-O-A Race Jack
Lift capability of about 18″ and will lift that height using your 1/2″ cordless impact driver. The 1/2″ end goes directly into the top of the jack. No special socket required. Slip the lift pin into your previously installed 1/2″ID lift point, put the impact into the top of the jack and hit the trigger! We have a large billet foot to ensure stability. The F-O-A Race Jack is made from aluminum and tempered-steel with a fold-down lift point that can support over 2,500 pounds.
Can-Am Off-Road Screw Jack
Race-inspired screw-type design for lifting your vehicle and changing flats fast and effortlessly while on the trail. Can be easily operated with any standard socket wrench or impact gun (1/2″ (13 mm) drive). Integrated support base to facilitate mounting on spare tire carriers. Features two fixed attachment points for secure lift spots. Height can be adjusted between 7.5″ (19 cm) and 42.5″ (108 cm).
Lightweight and compact universal jack. Uses a pendulum motion to safely load the suspension, compresses the shock, and keeps the tire low to the ground for quick and efficient repairs. It literally takes 7 to 11 seconds to get your UTV in the air. Once lifted, the safety-mechanism ensures that the UTV stays stable while in the air. When not in use, the JackDaddy can be mounted with the optional roll cage mounts, saving tons of storage space.
MSRP Starting at $259.00
Hi-Lift® 36” UTV Jack (Part # UTV-364)
Built For UTVs, Side X Sides, ROVs, And ATVs
The “Original Power Tool” of the off-road market is available to meet the ever-increasing demands of the UTV market with this specialized Hi-Lift® jack model. Sized perfectly for UTV operators including off-roaders, farmers, ranchers, search and rescue personnel, and general outdoor enthusiasts. Lightweight, weighing less than 30 lbs. 4660 Rated Capacity. Includes winch/clamp/spreader tool found on Hi-Lift® X-TREME.
1.5 Ton Big Wheel Jack
Hydraulic pump made specifically for off-road use. It comes standard with our 15” tall extension, grab handle, full-length skid plate and 2-year warranty. A vehicle mount is available separately.
MSRP: Available May 2020
The King Screw Jack
The King screw jack is a mechanical design that does not rely on hydraulic fluid to lift your vehicle and has a weight capacity of up to 3800 lbs. The screw actuating nut is the same ¾” hex size that your lug nuts use. Can be raised or lowered by your existing electric impact gun or lug wrench without changing sockets for quick wheel changes. Adjustable to the height of your vehicle. The jacking range is a full 16″. Can be made in custom colors.
Phoenix Co2 Jack
Utilizes 20-25 gram Co2 canisters to operate and comes with 4 cartridges. Supplied with a bag to carry jack and accessories. Brushed Stainless Steel construction. Offers well over 2 feet of lift height and weighs just 5.6lbs. Optional products include a quick-release roll bar mount and larger base for use in soft ground conditions.
3-Ton Big Wheel Jack (Kratos)
Based on a new 3 Ton chassis, this heavy-duty jack has solid axles and large non-pneumatic wheels to give it a lift. Ideal for the person that wants one jack for all of their vehicles.
The Mickster RaceJAK
Designed completely as a UTV jack for every enthusiast on the market for every brand. The jack is reverse geared with six contact points of adjustability on the main cylinder alone. Top Hat is a lifting point as well. It can also be used for recovery in case of a rollover. The construction of the Top Hat, The Lifting Arm, and Foot (Base) are of a Hybrid Flex Composite (HFC). All 6061 Billet main cylinder, Drive box and internal push rod. 3/4 Hex driven…lift capacity is 4000lbs. Fully extended length is 45 inches. Collapsed is 27 inches. Total weight is 12 lbs.
The Tusk UTV Scissor Jack Kit
This kit includes the Tusk scissor jack and UTV mounting hardware. The Tusk UTV Scissor Jack is a two-ton lightweight portable jack equipped with a compact handle to make the operation of the jack simple. The Tusk scissor jack mount provides a sturdy mounting system that will provide quick and easy access to your scissor jack. The jack mount is made with high-quality, powder-coated steel and comes complete with a tough aluminum clamp to mount to your roll-cage.