WARRANTY MAY BE VOIDED IF YOUR JACK FAILS DUE TO IMPROPER USE OR MAINTENANCE.
Do not use excessive force on the jack handle
The jack uses a 13 to 1 lift ratio – so 50 lbs. of pressure on the handle gives 650 lbs. of lift – that’s plenty ya big brute!
If there is too much resistance, clear away snow from around your snowmobile. A little extra time and effort is better than breaking your fancy lightweight jack.
If the jack mechanism stops sliding along the pole
- Over time, burrs on the pole will prevent the block from sliding freely up and down the shaft. Avoid extra deep burrs by clearing heavy snow from your track.
- Remove extra burrs with an emery cloth or similar weight sandpaper (or lightly run a flat file around the pole surface being careful not to file too much that it reduces the basic diameter of the pole).
- Blow off excess debris then apply a small amount of lightweight machine oil (like Liquid Wrench) to the pole with a cloth rag. Wipe the pole clean.
TIP: For a temporary fix in the field – hold the release tab down and run the jack assembly up and down the pole quickly while rotating the pole.
If the jack is slipping down the pole
- Clear ice from the block mechanism. Try to warm it up against your engine or exhaust.
- Aluminum dust builds up in the jack mechanism and can cause it to stick or slip. Blow away excess dust while pressing the release tab and moving the mechanism up and down the pole. Apply lightweight machine oil at hinge points and between the tabs where the pole goes through the mechanism.
If the segmented pole feels loose
You may need to periodically tighten the threaded sections if you are lifting and lowering multiple times.
If the segmented poles will not come apart
- Apply lightweight machine oil to the threads periodically to keep them from sticking in the first place.
- Remove ice and snow from both female and male thread ends before screwing together.
- If the poles are stuck, knock one section on something hard (like your head… or sled bumper, whichever is harder) to break them loose.
- Try to warm it up against your engine or exhaust.
- Leather palm gloves help with grip and keep from tearing up your hands on any burrs that have formed.
For more fun reading, go to the Safety Information page.
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