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Is it safe to lift a brute by the floorboards?

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Was thinking on picking up a little hi-lift for the times i get stuck in the snow. Figure i could jack up the side by the floorboard, shove snow under the tires and be on my way. Think it will work?
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I think that it would be OK in the snow depending on how cold it was (how brittle the plastic is), but if it was stuck in the mud I wouldn't try it. The Brute floorboards are only a plastic skin, and that little piece of metal they call a footpeg. All that hold that up are two metal brackets that aren't very substantial...if you look underneath you'll see them, and the little rod that connects the two.
I think you will end up cracking them, they are brittle at the best of times. For the snow I took a shovel and cut it off short so that it would fit on the rack. If you get hung up in the snow you just dif out from underneath the bike and you can use it to knock down the centre of the ruts so yo can get moving again.
I think you will end up cracking them, they are brittle at the best of times. For the snow I took a shovel and cut it off short so that it would fit on the rack. If you get hung up in the snow you just dif out from underneath the bike and you can use it to knock down the centre of the ruts so yo can get moving again.
^^^Yup! do this instead,also remember that the foot pegs are aluminium not steel and can break if stressed too much.
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