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    Make Your own lifting Handy Billy

    As we are all aware hoisting a dead weight up in the larder or up into a tree to complete cleaning out a beast is not an easy task so I made myself an Handy Billy

    easy to make its also handy in lifting a heavy carcass into a vehicle

    http://www.answers.com/topic/handy-billies
    Last edited by Mannlicher_Stu; 09-04-2010 at 08:16.

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    I purchased a light weight2 double block handi-billy from ScrewFix a couple of years ago for less than 10. I think its rated at 200lb. I keep it in the stalking kit box with the S hooks and other stuff. It saves on the grunting and back ache.

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    Hardly worth messing about making a lifting block, Look online for 'Haltrac'

    Having used one of these small, handy and powerful blocks for years I find them hard to beat.

    The Haltrac is quite capable of lifting a car engine block into place !

    Brianm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    Hardly worth messing about making a lifting block, Look online for 'Haltrac'

    Having used one of these small, handy and powerful blocks for years I find them hard to beat.

    The Haltrac is quite capable of lifting a car engine block into place !

    Brianm


    "You can drive a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead"
    The difference with a Handy Billy though is where it takes a considerable length of time ratcheting a dead weight with a handy billy with one quick heave on the rope its up in the air and job done, likewise with a drag lift Its also more easily stowable and considerably less in weight

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    I have a small handy bill i got off ebay for less than a tenner,It is small enough to carry with me as i do a full field gralloch on the fallow i shoot

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    Some nice thoughts here - I will post a small piece in the 'Articles' section that gives another idea that while not so mechanically efficient, employs your existing equipment. Very suitable for beasts up to Sika/Fallow size.

    Rgds

    Ian

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    I have one of those, works just fine. I find placing a short length of 3/4" dowel on the pull line helps stop the line cutting up your hands when you have a big old buck or stag to hoist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    is this the sort of thing you're talking about?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/180Kg-CARGO-LI...item5d29099093
    It is indeed and will work fine although personally O would go for larger blocks and larger diam rope as it reduces friction

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    As my only experience so far is stalking Roe I havent had too much of a problem getting them down the hill, getting up to them is another matter altogether, last time out I thought I was going to have a bloomin heart attack it was so steep.

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