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What are the thoughts out there for using a bottle jack for stabilization. The situation is lifting rail unit where access is limited to capture the load with standard cribbing packages. In looking at the situation it looked like the best option in order to lift a rail for a rescue is to place redundant 20 ton bottle jacks at the point of lifting. The process is still lift an inch, cribe an inch only after lifting, cribbing is done by the redundant jack. In the situation I am talking about, there is no danger of the load shifting (unless the lift is done incorrectly) but it must be lifted up. I have practiced this and it went well and others there liked it but I would like to hear from the crowd!

Thanks!

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