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I've just taken delivery of a new toy, its an airbag which is inflated by the exhaust. It is supposed to be able to lift three tons so the Yeti should not be any trouble. It is also supposed to lift two wheels at once so I should be able to try my winter wheels on for size (no tyres yet just wheels) bought a couple of monthsbefore the car arrived. Weather permiting I will try it after work over the weekend and post a picture of it in action (or not if it goes wrong).
 

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They are great things to use, I used them for years on HGV accident recovery till we switched to compressed air bags instead. Although they are reinforced, I always used mine with a piece of woven back carpet top and bottom to keep it safe from puncture.



My claim to fame is: I was the guy who recovered the bus from the hole.


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Tech-Yeti said:
They are great things to use, I used them for years on HGV accident recovery till we switched to compressed air bags instead. Although they are reinforced, I always used mine with a piece of woven back carpet top and bottom to keep it safe from puncture.



My claim to fame is: I was the guy who recovered the bus from the hole.




Now that's what I call a pothole!!
 

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When I got the callout, they told me a bus had dropped a wheel into a man hole cover
 

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Is that picture for real? lol. Quite a man hole cover that.[/QUOTE

It certainly is, under the bus the hole was over 30ft deep, an old chalk mine.
The first thing the bus company did when I got it out, was to check where the money had gone that was in the drivers cash draw when he jumped out.
 

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Not much luck so far with the airbag. Because the Yeti has twin tail pipes the second one has to be blocked, which I have tried doing by hand with a cloth pad. The airbag has lifted the car to the full extent of the suspension travel to the point where there is no flat spot on the bottom of the tyre. But at this stage it becomes impossible to keep the second pipe blocked and the adapter also tries to blow off the other side. Duean aching hand (from blocking the second pipe)I have decided to try again in a couple of days. In the meantime I will try it on my wifes car which is lighter with just one tailpipe.
 

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First of all let me say that no part of me went underneath the car either when it was lifted or being lifted. I would not trust this without axle stands or some other safety device. The handbrake was firmly applied and both offside wheels were chocked.
Lifting the car in the middle did not work very welldue to the height of the car and the amount of travel on the front suspension. Putting the air jack near the normal jacking points gave the best results. I hope these pictures work

Here is the front
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg493/skodayeti/air%20jack/IMG_1462.jpg

Here is the front from the opposite side
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg493/skodayeti/air%20jack/IMG_1464.jpg

Here is the rear wheel
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg493/skodayeti/air%20jack/IMG_1460.jpg

Here is the rear wheel from the opposite side
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg493/skodayeti/air%20jack/IMG_1465.jpg

It was impossible to block the second pipe by hand so I got one of these
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg493/skodayeti/air%20jack/IMG_1466.jpg

Will I use this for the Yeti? I very much doubt it, it needs to be taller and then I probably would not trust it. I must see how it does on SWMBO's Ford Fusion.
 

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still clean under side about time it found some mud to play in
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That looks a handy jack but don't think I would even change a wheel without a axle stand to back it up, and ear defenders in case it pops
which would take up more room in the boot than a jack.
 

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It all folds up into a small bag and does not take up too much room.
I think the only time it will get near the Yeti will be when I get some winter tyres to fit, and then I will use axle stands.I've had the winter wheels longer than the car but still need to find some wintertyres (16").

I agree the underneath is far too clean anyone would think I washed it before the hosepipe ban!
 
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