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Old 05-27-2017, 09:38 AM   #1
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Head Rotation on Husky #4500 Jack

Has anyone successfully rotated the head on the Husky Brute 3500 electric tongue jack. My flag holder mounts on the shaft and I need to get the power head out of the way of my flags. The Barker jack was easy to turn. I don't want to start tearing the Husky apart if it is impossible. Might have to go with a different flag holder. Any ideas?
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Old 05-27-2017, 10:11 AM   #2
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The jack in question is a Husky Brute HB4500R not a 3500. Typo.
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Old 05-27-2017, 10:21 AM   #3
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What does the owners manual or the manufacturer say about your question?
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:36 AM   #4
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Nothing in manufacturers documents and no one available till next week.
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I have a husky and flag holder from sandlapper. I now have a solid wood block that gave me the space req'd.
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If you can't rotate the jack head you can unbolt it and rotate the whole thing in 120 degree increments.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:00 PM   #7
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I came across this which has the exploded diagram.
http://www.etrailer.com/instructions.aspx?pn=HT87247
I can't tell how the upper unit attaches to the post. Obviously it does, but I don't know about fasteners.
I agree with the last post about rotating it 120 deg. or if you must go 90, drilling some new holes in the flange.
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120 won't work with my gas tanks right behind the jack.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:14 PM   #9
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I Installed a Husky Brute 4500 tongue jack on my 23D. The Husky jack head does not rotate like my OEM Barker jack did, so I had to drill new holes in the jack mounting flange in order to turn the jack 90-degrees to allow my tailgate to fully extend without hitting the jack motor. Install took a leisurely 3 hours with the added step of marking and drilling new mounting holes.

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Has anyone successfully rotated the head on the Husky Brute 3500 electric tongue jack. My flag holder mounts on the shaft and I need to get the power head out of the way of my flags. The Barker jack was easy to turn. I don't want to start tearing the Husky apart if it is impossible. Might have to go with a different flag holder. Any ideas?
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:57 AM   #10
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I totally agree with egenwh. I just inatalled a 5000# Husky on a 30 Classic and had to do the same thing.
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Husky 4500 Head Rotation

Wilber and Egan,
I have been searching for a solution that allows me to lower my F-150 tailgate and believe rotating the Husky 4500 will allow the desired clearance. I do not mind taking on minor projects myself and would like to ask a favor.

If you are able, can you please post or pm pictures of your installation to perhaps provide additional guidance?

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Skip. posting pictures is beyond my technical ability, however it is pretty simple. Remove old jack inert new Husky mark new holes drill new holes and bolt on. i don't know about your 4500lb however my 5000 is pretty neat. It even comes with remote control.
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Skip,

The challenge is marking and drilling the new holes in the mounting flange of the Husky jack.

To accomplish this, I removed the old jack and built a template out of scrap masonite using the mounting holes on the A frame as a guide, then transferred these marks to the bottom side of the flange of the Husky. I drilled pilot holes in the bottom side of the flange, then mounted the jack to my workbench to drill the larger holes from the top side of the flange. I also relocated the propane cylinders about 3/4" toward the battery box to give the Husky clearance with the propane cylinder cover. Below is the only pic from the install. Hope this helps.

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Husky 4500 Powerjack Rotation

Thanks for your assistance and I will proceed with my purchase and installation.
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Husky 4500 R Rotation

Egan,
Thanks for the information and picture. I am preparing to purchase the Husky 4500 R or the 5000 (may be over kill for our 20' FC) and we have a triangular footprint for the mounting plate. The Husky has a circular plate and I am concerned the circle will extend too far to the rear of the trailer and interfere with the bottom of the propane tank cover.

In reference to your photo, did this create any issues?
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:28 AM   #16
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Here's my solution.
All tongue jacks have three 3/16" bolts on 3" centers. It makes it harder to turn 90 degrees, since the bolts are 120 degrees apart.
The round mounting foot is the answer. You'll need to drill three new holes 30 degrees behind the existing holes. (120-90 = 30)
The non technical way is to support the frame on a jack stand and rotate the jack where you want it. Then mark new holes on the jack flange and drill. Once you have the jack in position, you'll see the round mounting plate overhangs the back of the coupler and the propane tank cover. Take an angle grinder to the round flange and put a flat spot on it. Give it a spray of black paint and refasten it using the existing three screws. Note, the negative wire is the frame, so make sure there is no paint interrupting the path. Star washers are good for this.
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Once installed, can you use the manual crank handle or is the LPG tank cover in the way?
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