Harbor Freight Tools 3500 lb. Capacity Drop Leg Heavy Duty Trailer Jack Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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REV 15b
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Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION
In this manual, on the labeling, and all
other information provided with this
product:
This is the safety alert symbol. It
is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
DANGER indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
3.
STORE IDLE EQUIPMENT. When not in use,
tools and equipment should be stored in a
dry location to inhibit rust. Always lock up
tools and equipment, and keep out of reach of
children.
4.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
Head warning labels on prescriptions to
determine If your judgement or reflexes are
impaired while taking drugs. If there is any
doubt, do not attempt to use this product.
5.
USE EYE AND HAND PROTECTION. Wear
ANSI approved safety impact eyeglasses
and heavy-duty work gloves when using
this product. ANSI approved safety impact
eyeglasses and heavy-duty work gloves are
available from Harbor Freight Tools.
6.
DRESS SAFELY. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry, as they can become caught
in moving parts. Wear a protective hair
covering to prevent long hair from becoming
caught in moving parts. If wearing alongsleeve shirt, roll sleeves up above elbows.
7.
DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times to prevent
tripping, falling, back injury, etcetera.
8.
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS MUST
FOLLOW OSHA REQUIREMENT.
9.
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing at
all times. Use common sense. Do not use
this product when you are tired or distracted
from the job at hand.
WARNING indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION, used with the
safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to
address practices not
related to personal injury.
CAUTION, without the
safety alert symbol, is
used to address practices not
related to personal injury.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
1.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN AND DRY.
Cluttered, damp, or wet work areas invite
injuries.
2.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM WORK AREA
Do not allow children to handle this product.
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10. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before
using this product, carefully check that it will
operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for damaged parts and
any other conditions that may affect the
operation of this product. Replace or repair
damaged or worn parts immediately.
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11. REPLACEMENT PARTS AND
ACCESSORIES: When servicing, use
only identical replacement parts. Only
use accessories intended for use with this
product. Approved accessories are available
from Harbor Freight Tools.
12. MAINTAIN THIS PRODUCT WITH CARE.
Keep this product clean and dry for better
and safer performance.
13. MAINTENANCE: For your safety, service
and maintenance should be performed
regularly by a qualified technician.
14. USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB.
Do not attempt to force a small tool or
attachment to do the work of a larger
industrial tool. There are certain applications
for which this tool was designed. It will do
the job better and more safely at the rate for
which it was intended. Do not modify this
tool, and do not use this tool for a purpose
for which it was not intended.
15. The warnings, precautions, and instructions
discussed in this manual cannot cover all
possible conditions and situations that may
occur. The operator must understand that
common sense and caution are factors,
which cannot be built into this product, but
must be supplied by the operator.
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5.
ALWAYS EXAMINE THE JACK FOR
STRUCTURAL CRACKS, BENDS,
DAMAGE, AND ANY OTHER CONDITION
THAT MAY AFFECT THE SAFE
OPERATION OF THE JACK.
Do not use the Jack even if minor damage
appears.
6.
DO NOT USE THE JACK ON ANY SOFT
GROUND SURFACE. Make sure the Jack is
used on a dry, hard, ground surface capable
of supporting the weight of the Jack, the
trailer, contents being lifted, and any
additional tools and equipment. Do not use
on asphalt, which may soften in hot weather.
7.
ROLL AWAY: Avoid situations that allow
the trailer to roll away on the Inner Tube (1)
of the Jack and trailer wheels. Always use
wheel chocks to prevent rolling. Never leave
the trailer unattended while on the Jack. The
possibility of roll away always exists.
8.
DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LIFT
CAPACITY (3,500 POUNDS) FOR THE
JACK. Overloading the Jack could cause
personal injury and/or property damage. Be
aware of dynamic loading! A sudden drop
of the Jack (with load attached) may create
for a brief instant, an excess load, which
may result in damage to the product and/or
personal injury.
MAINTAIN A SAFE WORKING
ENVIRONMENT. Keep the work area well
lit. Make sure there is adequate surrounding
workspace. Always keep the work area free
of obstructions, grease, oil, trash, and other
debris.
9.
MAKE SURE TO READ AND
UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AS OUTLINED
IN THE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL
FOR THE TRAILER YOU ARE LIFTING.
Make sure to attach the Jack at the trailer
manufacturer’s recommended lifting point.
(See Figure A.)
ALWAYS KEEP HANDS, FINGERS, ARMS,
AND FEET OUT FROM UNDER THE
TRAILER TONGUE WHEN· APPLYING OR
RELEASING A LOAD. Remain clear of the
trailer when raising or towering. People and
animals should be kept at a safe distance
when using the Jack.
10. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPLYING OR RELEASING A LOAD.
Never allow the load to suddenly release.
Slowly and carefully apply and release the
load.
SPECIFIC PRODUCT WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
THE JACK IS DESIGNED FOR USE.
WITH THE MODEL 47283 ROUND
JACK MOUNT (AVAILABLE FROM
Harbor Freight Tools).
THE ROUND JACK MOUNT ALLOWS THE
JACK TO BE SWIVELED AND SAFELY
LOCKED IN PLACE WHEN THE JACK IS
NOT BEING USED.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WELD THE JACK
IN A VERTICAL POSITION DIRECTLY
ONTO THE TRAILER TONGUE. (See
Figures A and B.)
WELDING IS REQUIRED TO SECURELY
AND PERMANENTLY ATTACH THE
JACK TO THE TRAILER TONGUE. ONLY
A QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED, WELDER
SHOULD DO THE WELDING. A poor
weld may cause the trailer to fall suddenly,
potentially causing serious personal and/or
property damage. (See Figure A.)
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11. NEVER LIFT A TRAILER WITH ANYONE
ON IT. Do not allow others in the lift area
while operating the Jack.
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12. ONCE A LIFTING OPERATION IS
COMPLETED, MAKE SURE TO INSERT
THE LOCK PIN (13) IN THE PROPER
POSITION.
(See Figures A, and B.)
13. DOLLYING ON UNEVEN SURFACES: The
curved Base of the Inner Tube (1) makes
moving the trailer without a vehicle possible.
However, moving the trailer on uneven
surfaces can cause potential damage to the
Jack or other property. (See Figure B.)
14. BEFORE LOWERING THE JACK, MAKE
SURE TOOL TRAYS, STANDS, AND ALL
OTHER TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT ARE
REMOVED FROM UNDER THE TRAILER.
15. BEFORE PULLING A TRAILER, MAKE
SURE THE JACK IS FULLY COLLAPSED
AND LOCKED IN THE HORIZONTAL
POSITION. Always re-position the Jack
into a horizontal position (parallel to the
trailer’s tongue) before moving the vehicle
and trailer. Make sure the Lock Pin (13) is
in place. Driving with the Jack in a vertical,
down position can cause serious damage to
property. (See Figure A.)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Lifting Capacity
3,500 Pounds
Measured Lift
28″
Minimum Height
24″
Maximum Height
52″
Foot/Base Size
6″X8″
Overall Dimensions 2-1/4″ Square Tube
24″ High, Jack Top
Crank Type
Side Wind
Handle Attachment
Roll-Pin
Handle Length
6″ Long With 3-1/2″ Grip
Construction
6 Gauge Plate Steel
2-1/4″ Steel Tube
0.471″ Steel Rod
ABS
Jack Attachment
Welding Required
Weight
18 Pounds
ASSEMBLY
This Drop Leg Jack is designed for use with the Model 47283 Round Jack Mount, and its
assembly requires welding by a qualified, certified welder. The parts of the Round Jack Mount
(available from Harbor Freight Tools) are welded to both the Drop Leg Jack and the trailer tongue,
smaller motor home, or other object weighing under 3,500 pounds, that is to be lifted. Once the
assembly is completed, the Drop Leg Jack may be safely and securely locked in a horizontal or
vertical position. (See Figures A and B.)
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.
Continue to turn the Handle (12)
counterclockwise until the base of the Inner
Tube (1) begins to take the weight of the
trailer. This will make it easier to disengage
the trailer’s hitch. Then, re-insert the Lock
Pin (13) in the hole nearest the bottom edge
of the Outer Tube (6).
Never let trailer drop onto the Jack.
(See Figures A, B, and Assy. Diagram.)
4.
Chock the wheels of the trailer. Then,
disengage the trailer’s hitch.
NOTE: For additional references to the parts
listed below, refer to the Assembly Diagram
(page 10).
To Dismount The Trailer, Motorhome,
Etc., From The Towing Vehicle:
WARNING! Before dismounting, make sure the
trailer wheels are properly un-chocked to
prevent the trailer from rolling.
NOTE: Make sure to disconnect any safety
chains, electrical connections, and other
connections between the vehicle and the
trailer. (See Figures A, and B.)
6.
Once the trailer is completely disengaged
from the vehicle, slowly and carefully drive
the vehicle away from the trailer.
CAUTION: Make sure to have a "spotter" watch
this procedure to ensure that people and the
trailer are clear of the vehicle, and that the
trailer does not roll away.
FIGURE A
1.
With the trailer still connected to the
vehicle's hitch, remove the Pin that comes
with the Round Jack Mount Turn the Jack to
its vertical position. Then, re-insert the Pin
in the Round Jack Mount to lock the Jack
vertically in place. (See Figures A, B, and
Assy. Diagram.)
2.
Remove the Lock Pin (13) from the Inner
Tube (1) of the Jack, and turn the Handle
(12) counterclockwise until the base of the
Inner Tube rests solidly upon the ground
surface. (See Figures A, B, and Assy.
Diagram.)
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(Both Illustrations Show Side View.)
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To Mount The Trailer, Motorhome, Etc.,
To The Towing Vehicle:
To Level And Move The Trailer,
Motorhome, Etc.:
NOTE: Do not attempt to move the trailer tongue
if it is too heavy. You will need assistance for
this procedure.
In the unhitched mode, the trailer, smaller
motorhome, etc., can be leveled or adjusted
in pitch angle by turning the Handle (12)
in either a clockwise or counterclockwise
direction to lengthen or shorten the Jack.
In this mode the base of the Inner Tube (1)
acts as a sled that can be manually moved a
short distance from one position to another,
but only with suitable precautions against
uncontrolled movement.
1.
Make sure the trailer's wheels are' properly
chocked to prevent unwanted trailer
movement.
2.
With assistance by a "spotter," move the
towing vehicle in place so that the vehicle's
hitch is in close proximity to the trailer hitch.
(See Figures A, and B.)
3.
Turn the Handle (12) clockwise to raise the
trailer's hitch slightly above the level of the
vehicle's hitch. (See Figures A, B, and Assy.
Diagram.)
4.
Have a "spotter" direct you as you slowly
and carefully back the vehicle until the
vehicle's hitch ball is positioned directly
beneath the trailer's hitch.
(See Figures A, and B.)
5.
Remove the Lock Pin (13) from the Inner
Tube (1) of the Jack.
6.
Loosen the trailer's hitch retainer
mechanism. Next, slowly turn the Handle
(12) counterclockwise to lower the trailer's
hitch firmly onto the vehicle's hitch ball.
Then, tighten the trailer's hitch retainer
mechanism.
(See Figures A, and B.)
7.
Continue turning the Handle (12)
counterclockwise until the Inner Tube (1)
is fully retracted into the Outer Tube (6).
Then, re-insert the Lock Pin (13) in the hole
nearest the bottom edge of the Outer Tube
(6).
(See Figures A, B, and Assy. Diagram.)
8.
Remove the Pin that comes with the Round
Jack Mount. Turn the Jack to its horizontal
position (parallel to the trailer tongue). Then,
re-insert the Pin in the Round Jack Mount to
lock the Jack horizontally in place.
(See Figures A, and B.)
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CAUTION! Avoid situations that could allow the
trailer to roll away; resulting in personal
property damage and/or injury to people
in the area. If the trailer is to be stored
in this mode, it is recommended that the
Handle be removed and that wheels of the
trailer, smaller motorhome, etc., be properly
chocked.
(See Figure B, and Assy. Diagram.)
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INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE,
AND CLEANING
CAUTION! Always release load from the
Jack before performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning.
1.
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general
condition of the Jack. Check for loose
screws, misalignment or binding of moving
parts, cracked, bent, or broken parts and
any other condition that may affect its safe
operation. Check the Round Jack Mount
(not provided) regularly to assure the welds
remain solid. Inspect the entire unit for
corrosion that may be caused by exposure
to salt water or weather. If abnormal noise
or vibration occurs, have the problem
corrected before further use.
Do not use damaged equipment.
2.
IF THE JACK HAS BEEN USED IN SALT
WATER, rinse the entire unit thoroughly with
fresh water. Then, use a premium quality,
lightweight oil to lubricate all moving parts.
3.
KEEP ALL PARTS LIGHTLY LUBRICATED
TO PREVENT CORROSION. If corrosion
develops, you may paint exterior parts of the
Jack to arrest and prevent further damage.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR
HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY
DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE
TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR
DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE
OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO
THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED
TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN
FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR
EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY
CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT
BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND
LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS
TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT
PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER
INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available
individually as replacement parts.
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PARTS LIST AND DIAGRAM
Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Description
Leg
Inner Tube
Nut
Screw Rod
Washer
Bearing
Outer Tube
Filler
Gear
Gear
Cap
Screw
Handle
Lock Pin
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Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and
durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in
materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does
not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs
or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation, normal wear and tear, or
to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or
for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU
OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the
merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our
election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you
with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no
defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must
bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
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