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    Deer Hoist for Fallow

    I am possibly going to get some Fallow stalking this year. I will have to make a hoist to gralloch. How high is the hoist going to have to be to keep the deer clear of the ground?
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    Depends how tall you are . I hang a gambrel/hook combo off a ton strap off the roofrack of my navarra . Works fine . Without measuring I would guess 6 ft.

    Atb Steve

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    Got a picture? I have a navara with a rear cab. Might be able to do something similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Singing Stalker View Post
    I am possibly going to get some Fallow stalking this year. I will have to make a hoist to gralloch. How high is the hoist going to have to be to keep the deer clear of the ground?
    if you can weld or have someone that can i have made two one thats on the back of my Quad and one that i use with a deer carrier i made for my truck ( if you search this site i have pics) If you can find a old Light Rigger System the pole slide Get some 50mm box and ball hitch atachment adapt the Light Rigger to suit weld a sqaure foot plate to bottom of your Sliding pole weld box with fitted Ball hitch to the pole So get pole from truck onto ball hitch extend pole to suit oh sorry you need a hook welded to top of pole fit a pully to hook
    Gambrel on pully job done. if you want to buzz me to explain better pm me and i will do my best to help. It is was very easy for me as ive been a Fitter/welder for most of my life. Right parts and equiptment 45min job done. if you was not so far away id do it for you no probs

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    throw a rope over a branch tie a gambrel on one end tie the other end to ya towing eye and back up

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    Hi Trouble thanks for the info. I will cut a sunroof into the car and start growing a tree now. . Whilst there are trees on some areas where the fallow are is not suitable. hedges and the occasional tree you cant get to, unless you have a very tall ladder. I like to be self sufficient.

    Stalkerboy, I served my apprenticeship as a fitter welder but then went and got edumicated and joined the sitting on my arse brigade in the office. I can make things but a lot slower as well out of practice. I have had a look at both your systems. There are parts I like. Your rack and hoist looks like a hefty beast. I am starting to wonder if I should make something like that. Might be a bit overkill for me. Unlike you, I think if I get to shoot 1/2 a dozen deer a year I will be doing well. You have some nice ideas I will have to have a look at my towbar and have a chew over it. I would ideally like something I can disassemble flat. Just had a thought. If I weld a bit of box or clamp it to the side of the towbar I could just insert a bar which would fold up and sit in a bag in the truck.

    I think I see the beginnings of an idea here......... Cheers for that.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Singing Stalker View Post
    Hi Trouble thanks for the info. I will cut a sunroof into the car and start growing a tree now. . Whilst there are trees on some areas where the fallow are is not suitable. hedges and the occasional tree you cant get to, unless you have a very tall ladder. I like to be self sufficient.

    Stalkerboy, I served my apprenticeship as a fitter welder but then went and got edumicated and joined the sitting on my arse brigade in the office. I can make things but a lot slower as well out of practice. I have had a look at both your systems. There are parts I like. Your rack and hoist looks like a hefty beast. I am starting to wonder if I should make something like that. Might be a bit overkill for me. Unlike you, I think if I get to shoot 1/2 a dozen deer a year I will be doing well. You have some nice ideas I will have to have a look at my towbar and have a chew over it. I would ideally like something I can disassemble flat. Just had a thought. If I weld a bit of box or clamp it to the side of the towbar I could just insert a bar which would fold up and sit in a bag in the truck.

    I think I see the beginnings of an idea here......... Cheers for that.
    no worrys mate. the idea i was thinking for you would slide together and be 4ft approx ?????? the pole sytem i use for my truck lays in the back of my truck behind the seat. As i said shame we are not closer cause if you could see what i mean and have done its so easy and light yet will handle Red's Good luck the offer is there if you want a chat or help

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    Your not that far in the grand scheme of things. I have ridden my bike farther for a beer. Tend to do it less these days as it knackers up the weekend for shooting.
    Went up to Caernafon last weekend for a beer. That was about 560 miles round trip. The joys of a 30 year old bike. Including breaking down twice and breaking the speedo cable. Well since we got it rebuilt 3 years ago the missus (Its her bike) hasn't done many miles at all so it needed a good shakedown. So after the connector for the coil coming loose (2 cylinders and only 1 working does wonders for preformance, gunk in one of the tanks blocking up the balancer, the vacumn pipe coming off and oh breaking the speedo cable it was an enjoyable trip. Well she will insist on keeping a 30 year old bike. But it does look nice. I digess somewhat.
    I am going with 50mm box with 4mm wall for the upright, about 4 foot with a 3 foot 40mm box 4 mm wall. That will slide inside nicely. Top of the 40mm I will weld 2 brackets and fit a bar the will swivel. Ah bugger, here is a rough picture. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	8623Now all I need to do if figure out how to clamp it to the towbar that is easy to get on and off. If I use The ball hitch it will move, but if I weld a bit of 50mm box that might mean I can slide it on and off. Then as you say I can store it in the truck in a bag out of the way. The tow bar is pretty hefty.
    Tomorrows job.

    So for my list of things tomorrow, get this;
    figure out how to clamp the hoist to the truck.
    Redesign an extending butt for my tikka. Needs it for the NV addon.
    Find out how to get products approved by the waterboard. Anybody got any contact for testing at the waterboard?
    Think of all the answers to the questions I will be asked on Friday (Interview)
    Chase the nice FEO to get some land cleared so I can remove the Foxes that a small holder is having nearby. They have been getting through Harris fencing. Couldn't believe it. Thought it must have been mink, until he managed to catch them on video.
    Not even going to think about stripping her bike down, again, until next week.

    Aside from that, continue to try to find land local to me so I don't have to travel 40 miles to do some shooting.
    And get some sleep, was going to have an early night tonight. Damn

    But hey, keeps me out of the pub...........

    Think I might have digressed slightly there.

    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    If you use a ball hitch just make a couple of legato stabalise it.

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ID:	9221 Not yet finished. As you can see with the second picture the unit folds up. The first picture shows it, um, well, I think I could skin a giraffe with it. I am going to measure it but I think I can cut the top arm back to the 45 degree support arm. That would reduce the length by 1/2 meter and reduce the stress on the weld by about 1/3, I think we worked out. By we, I asked our resident smart arse engineer to calculate the stress. The pin that holds the 45 degree suppoet will also have a Dynamo eyebolt and I will hang my gambel from there. More pictures in a couple of days. but I am happy with the result so far.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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