After weeks of research and trying to find lower prices, I broke down and ordered this height stick. While I feel it is way overpriced, it's an excellent piece of equipment. The overall build quality is very solid. I only have two complaints, and they are very minor. For the price, I feel the storage bag could be mad from better material and possibly thicker. It is also somewhat of a pain to have to completely unscrew the wing nut to swing the arm out. Again, those are minor complaints. Having used another hight stick though, this one is far superior in build quality. I also like the fact you can buy replacement parts if you ever need to. Just for info, I pull RGNs and haul agricultural equipment.
Very good tool..works excellent...Don't have to try and climb on top of the machine and use a tape measure to see the height of the equipment im hauling.
Reviewer: Lightning Oilfield Services
A great tool for moving drilling rigs.
Reviewer: James M Daniels
Awesome tool works well , customer support even better
Reviewer: Tom Dickey
Excellent product very durable and easy to use and easy to store.would recommend it to everyone.
Very well built, the top bar is nice and long making it muck easier to make sure you load is at height.
Like all the other Big Orange products. The best in the business!
Stick mesh case came in damaged. The wingnut had worn through the mesh. Suggest wrapping wing nut in corragated then tape to hold in place.I haul park model mobile homes. The new Life Saver height stick should give the flexability of the different peak heights. Thank You
I would have liked the arm to open with a snap lock. The wing nut is Ok but could have been better with a snap lock.
Worked great the first time out. Second time it was a bit difficult to open since the grit from the first time created a lot of friction. Had to wipe entire stick down to restore full operation. Also had an issue with the largest button coming out of the last section which prevented the entire thing from closing. Had to pop off rubber end, fish ap out and reassemble. It would be nice to have a different setup for the 90 degree "elbow" that was quicker to deploy like a push button vs the wingnut. But overall it does its job very well, it's impossible to lose (even when getting 3" of snow fall while loading) and the build quality seems to be there to make it last.
I work for a Cat dealership and we haul a lot of big loads. This stick is a must have. Our annual permit is for up to 15' and our old sticks were not even close. These stick are great for our lowboys and even our rollback.
Reviewer: Neil Cochran
Absolute junk! First trip out and my driver has called every day to compain about it's lack of accuracy.
Reviewer: Jon Ludens
Great stick, but the threads on the wingbolt are still too short! They need to be 1/4 inch longer! I like the button kit idea, though!
Simply the best product in it's category, hands down.
light duty stick overall, the wingnut and gear teeth are very light duty and week. take more time to spread and collapse. I went back and used my old height stick and left the "life saver" to my other driver to use in his truck. I like the idea that they sell replacement parts, will need that soon.
Its very impressive, but it has a flaw I am uncomfortable with. The sections fit together very tightly and as time goes by when rainwater, dirt, sand and other things collect on the stick, this will become a problem putting it back in a closed state. Cleaning a heightstick to perfection is impossible in the field so I sense future issues with this stick. I can visualize myself cursing in the middle of the night at a auction somewhere, its raining and my heightstick wont collapse.
I found this height stick and after reading reviews and reseraching the product, I decided to purchase one. I'm glad I did! It is well made, durable and will surely outlast my previous height stick. I also liked the fact that there are replacement parts available, so you do not have to doctor the stick with duct tape and/or throw it away when it's beyond repair. I have a four axle RGN and use the stick on a daily basis for height and width.
Thanks for the quality product! I've received quite a bit of interest in the height stick while loading my trailer. I have directed everyone I spoke with to your site so they can purchase one too!
Reviewer: Joe Ammons
easy to use easy to store. Accurate..
Reviewer: Jason Page
I love my new height stick because it collapses to 4'11" and fits under the bunk on my Pete. I did have to custom make a longer wingnut though because the stock one is about a 1/4" too short.
We move large cranes over the road. So height is ALWAYS an issue. The height stick is heavy duty, accurate
I like this stick much better than my old one it is easy to see and goes higher
Quick shipping and very helpful
I will be doing more business with AutoHaulerSupply!
Reviewer: ken ward
love it.... used it on my first trip back from vacation.i like that its 16 foot instead of all others only being 15.the color is good too.thanks for a great product...
Reviewer: Jeff English
This was the most cost effective
Reviewer: Aaron Brady
I bought this to establish and/or verify overall height on most of the loads I haul and for checking overhead clearances on routes i travel. I own a 3 axle extendable lowboy. This product is very well made and much easier to use than any other height stick (or any other method) I've ever tried. I recommend this product to anyone needing an accurate height measurement, both for the ease of use and durability.
I ordered this stick for my husband. He was very impressed with the part of the stick that goes across the load top being as long as it is because it gives him a more accurate measurement. He first became interested mostly because of the color, if you can believe that. Most drivers do not have this color and he knew his would be easy to identify. Once he got it, he was quite happy with the other features too. So much so that the company he drives for even called an order several for their company drivers! This is a must have, not just for car haulers but for all flat bed, step deck and RGN drivers too!
perfect part on all levels ;)