Your reading comprehension is lacking. The drop you experienced was due to lack of lubrication (or cleaning and lubrication). Properly maintained, your prison labor art project should be as functional as a legit (non-chicom) farm jack.I was expecting the abuse. Through the predictable bullshit I got the useful answer I sought: No; a well-maintained Hi-Lift won't ambush you. You get what you pay for, etc.
Cheers to the non-ranters...
Blow off the dust/dirt, and lube the pins, and 99% chance it's good to go.My genuine Hi Lift does the "drop" thing ! This reminds me to get it working properly again ....
These 2 guys have shared what info. that you^ 2 guys need to understand:
Pin lock is a design flaw of the system. Chinese or hi-lift you have to keep them clean and lubed.
It's a simple mechanism. Understand and respect it if you want to use it.. . . don't forget to hose them with weasel piss every few months.
Properly maintained and deployed, there's definitely a decent fraction of a chance you won't die from using it
. . . probably :laughing: