Harbor Freight Swing-Back Jack mod for easy turning & moving

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Harbor Freight Swing-Back Jack mod for easy turning & moving

Postby Bob Hammond » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:18 am

Hello,

The HF swing jack with a caster can be clumsy for turning and moving a trailer, especially on soft ground. So I replaced the 5" hard plastic wheel with two 10" pneumatic wheels from HF ($6 ea). The video and its caption pretty much tells the tale. The axle was drilled in three places for hairpin clips to keep the wheels in position- at the outer ends, and another inside the wheel bracket to keep the axle in place for single wheel use. The towbar unscrews from the TEE on the axle when it's not needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxcBmNNdGrk
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Re: Harbor Freight Swing-Back Jack mod for easy turning & mo

Postby Bob Hammond » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm

Here's a pic between the wheels. You can see the TEE and the hairpin clip.

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Re: Harbor Freight Swing-Back Jack mod for easy turning & mo

Postby Bob Hammond » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm

Between the wheels. You can see the TEE and the hairpin clip.

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Re: Harbor Freight Swing-Back Jack mod for easy turning & mo

Postby greygoos » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 pm

Nice idea. thanks
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