Do you carry a jacking plate?

Alien d2

4x4 Earth Contributer
#1
Saw a Land Cruiser pulled over in the centre medium strip off the Calder the other day.
The lady had a flat steer tyre and a motor cyclist stoped to help.
From what I could see while driving the other way was that the bottle jack was sinking into the soft ground.

This got me thinking about how many of us carry a jacking plate.
I have 2 peices of 3mm steel checker plate cut at around 300mm square.
I could double them up if needed or use one as a hot plate to cook on if I got stuck.

I also carry a block of wood as with the bigger tyres and spring lift my bottle jack doesn't lift the Disco high enough :(
 

Roachie

Active Member
#5
I have a piece of 6mm thick aluminium chequer-plate cut to roughly match the size of my driver's floor area. It's rectangular, about 300mm x 425mm (approx) and has 2 corners cut off where the front end is under the pedals area. I have it with the chequerplate facing down and sitting on the rubber floor mat.

It saves me wearing out the rubber mats....which previously I was going through at a quick rate.

Best jacking plate you could ask for.
 

billolga

4x4 Earth Contributer
#7
Frosty used a jacking plate on Stockton at Mini Middle Earth - It WASN'T HIS! - He keeps his back at the camp site (Probably doesn't want to get it dirty):D

I paint mine yellow so I can see it - Fat lot of good that idea was for SAND!

 

teza h

Well-Known Member
#10
Frosty used a jacking plate on Stockton at Mini Middle Earth - It WASN'T HIS! - He keeps his back at the camp site (Probably doesn't want to get it dirty):D

I paint mine yellow so I can see it - Fat lot of good that idea was for SAND!

So that's where me bit of wood got to. May be frosty's geting a collection of em,HA!
 
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Traveller

4x4 Earth Contributer
#11
I have a couple of bits of chipboard about 9" by 15" an inch thick, and a bit of checkerplate that doubles
up as a table in one of the drawers;
 

BEK

4x4 Earth Contributer
#12
if you are stuck the hot plate from the cooker comes in handy .... just don't use the cooking side as you might mark it and its hard to explain where that mark the size of a jack came from
 
#13
i got blocks of wood great for the jack and even used them as steps before to get up a sand bank...took a while but eventually crawled up one piece of wood at time....i usually carry about 4-5 they are from memory 75x50 and about 30-40cm long fit perfectly into second battery box under tray and hold battery still...used them a fair bit and never leave them behind always walk back and retrieve them...
 
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