THE MUST HAVE ACCESSORY FOR YOUR LIFT-JACK!
Replace your lift jack’s top clamp with the JackMate™ and turn your jack into a myriad of tools—a clamp, winch, spreader, and a base—with a super-grip diamond plate top, wire fence pulling slots, bottle-opener, an easier ball pin for attaching the JackMate to the jack, plus a quick-release pin for the jack’s base.
The JackMate™ has been tested and fits all brands of lift jacks including Hi-Lift® Jack, Jackall®, Torin, Harbor Freight (Jacks), and others.
- 8,000 lbs. working load rating with a 2:1 safety factor
- Helps to prevent slipping and sinking
- Back-up for the “Jaws of Life”®
- Winches up to 4 tons
- Thick powder coating resists corrosion
- Winching is easier and safer. You can attach your 3/8″ chain, even if you don’t have a hook!
- Spiked clawfoot™ bites into boards, logs, ice, or through gravel for greater stability
- Installs in 5 minutes
- Fire Engine Red
- As a top clamp, the JackMate™ dramatically increases the jack’s winching, clamping and crushing capabilities.
- As a replacement for a jack base, the JackMate™ clawfoot spike base is engineered to “bite” into boards or logs to help prevent the jack from slipping or sinking in the mud, sand, ice and snow.
- Winching is simpler and safer.
- JackMate™ can even assist as a backup “Jaws of Life” rescue tool.
- Highly recommend packing a JackMate™ before hitting the trails.
From Tim O’Connell, the inventor of the JackMate™:
FIRST DEVELOPED FOR RESCUE
- Simple clevis pin attachment installs on your Lift Jack in seconds
- A super-grip, diamond plate top
- Wire fence pulling slot (and bottle opener)
- An easy pin for attaching the JackMate™ to the jack
- Quick release replacement pin for the jack’s base
- Dedicated D-ring shackle hole & the 3/8″ chain slot, rated for 8000 lbs
I developed the JackMate™ to give us firefighters a manual “Jaws of Life” type of tool to use when our hydraulic tools failed, and to provide a manual, low cost tool for rescue to farms, off road, third world countries and other places where people need to be rescued and a $25,000 set of Jaws isn’t practical.
What happened is that my small company was almost instantly overwhelmed by orders! We couldn’t make enough JackMate’s™ (the original “yellow” version). I was then contacted by Hi-Lift, who flew me out to their factory, gave me a nice tour of their facility, and made me an offer for the JackMate™ which I unfortunately could not accept. At the time there were rumors that Hi-Lift was for sale.
Another company called Maasdam had just purchased the Canadian Jack-All jack and were making it (well, assembling it) in the US. They offered to buy Hi-lift (who declined the offer) and also licensed the rights to the JackMate™ patents from me. Maasdam went straight to China for their manufacturing, producing the “Gold” JackMate’s™ and making some design changes which I didn’t like. Maasdam also started having major problems which led to their filing bankruptcy.
This violated our licensing agreement, and I took back the rights to the JackMate™ patents. Our rescue business was booming, and I literally put the JackMate™ on a back shelf for a couple of years because we didn’t have time to redesign it. But the phone kept ringing and the emails kept pouring in begging for JackMates. Finally, I decided to do something about it.
REDESIGNED AND IMPROVED
I redesigned the JackMate™ from scratch. I wanted it to be made in our California factory of American steel. I wanted better gripping capability on the load plate with diamonds (I hate the Chinese “three bumps”). I designed a much better, more aggressive safety spur (the spike that sticks out from the corner and prevents the side plate from levering the base into a skid if the angle changes too much). I added a fence/wire puller for the ranchers and construction guys (which doubles as a bottle opener for the rest of us). Changed to a ball detent pin and a permanent lanyard to prevent lost pins and to replace the damned spring clip. In other words, a completely new tool.