gralloching from a vehicle

trimix

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#1
I have a Daihatsu Sportrak (side opening rear door) for stalking trips and was keen to get/make some form of rig to attach so I can do a suspended gralloch at the rear of the vehicle.

I am keen to hear/see any pictures of home made devices or hear feedback on the manufactured versions that are available in UK.

The rig needs to cater for Fallow so must be able to suspend more than 3 foot off the ground.


Thanks in advance


:lol:
 

Tim.243

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#3
I have a Daihatsu Sportrak (side opening rear door) for stalking trips and was keen to get/make some form of rig to attach so I can do a suspended gralloch at the rear of the vehicle.

I am keen to hear/see any pictures of home made devices or hear feedback on the manufactured versions that are available in UK.

The rig needs to cater for Fallow so must be able to suspend more than 3 foot off the ground.


Thanks in advance


:lol:
What are you like with a welder?

I made a detachable hoist which fits over the box section bumper of my Ranger, like a mini tower crane.
Post and Jib using a boat trailer winch with a 4mm bond.

A club member who was 18 st + hung off it so weight tested....



Tim.243
 

deerstalker.308

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#4
If you’re not up for making something, the david Stretton hoist is brilliant, although in its collapsed state you may struggle for space in a dihatsu, depends how you have the vehicle set up with rear seats etc.... but they’re more than capable of hanging the biggest red stags the U.K. has to offer so fallow are no bother at all.
 

Tim.243

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#7
Wow Tim

That looks perfect
It is a beast , but could be made far lighter and break down in smaller pieces. However working on big bits of plant over time influence's the building of many a project lol

Its first life was a jib to lift an acetylene bottle in my welding trailer when I had to swap one over.

The old style cylinder was very heavy....but nothing like twin 12's 3 stages clipped on, a rolling deck with people chucking up, you have no spit left for your mask and just want to get in lol

Tim.243
 

BLUEROLL

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#9
I have a Daihatsu Sportrak (side opening rear door) for stalking trips and was keen to get/make some form of rig to attach so I can do a suspended gralloch at the rear of the vehicle.

I am keen to hear/see any pictures of home made devices or hear feedback on the manufactured versions that are available in UK.

The rig needs to cater for Fallow so must be able to suspend more than 3 foot off the ground.


Thanks in advance


:lol:
If You can get a roof rack for it just get a length of alloy scaffold tube and attach it to the rack, then overhang the back with a couple of feet. Attach a hook to it and use a pulley/rope system, do the gralloch then swing it into the back of you truck.
 

trimix

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#10
Thanks Blueroll
Good idea also.

If You can get a roof rack for it just get a length of alloy scaffold tube and attach it to the rack, then overhang the back with a couple of feet. Attach a hook to it and use a pulley/rope system, do the gralloch then swing it into the back of you truck.
 

Tim.243

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#11
well Tim

Twin twelves with stages is where my handle originates:)

I always managed a good spit tho!
Mine still have a 60 mtr mix in from the last time we got blown out...I am not retesting them, nor doing the cuff/neck seals. battery changes......mind you my 3ft 3/8 od stainless crab hook is in good fettle...

It would re hash in to a gambrel lol

Tim.243
 

trimix

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#12
Ha ha
My crowbar and lift bags still in the garage but got rid of all the gear- amazing how much room it cleared!!
Good memories of lumpy seas eh.
I loved a lumpy sea as folk with nice sarnies would give them away:)

Mine still have a 60 mtr mix in from the last time we got blown out...I am not retesting them, nor doing the cuff/neck seals. battery changes......mind you my 3ft 3/8 od stainless crab hook is in good fettle...

It would re hash in to a gambrel lol

Tim.243
 
#15
Here's my even more agricultural version! I thought id knock something up that I can load gen sets or anything else too heavy to lift in by myself, also can draw and load the larger species of deer with as well. The stabilizer legs come off for transport.

Crane Transit Mode 1.jpg Crane Set Up 1.jpg
 

Wingy

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#16
If You can get a roof rack for it just get a length of alloy scaffold tube and attach it to the rack, then overhang the back with a couple of feet. Attach a hook to it and use a pulley/rope system, do the gralloch then swing it into the back of you truck.
That's what I do works a treat, if I'm close to the vehicle (but most of mine are gralloched in the field)
Wingy
 
#17
Ha ha
My crowbar and lift bags still in the garage but got rid of all the gear- amazing how much room it cleared!!
Good memories of lumpy seas eh.
I loved a lumpy sea as folk with nice sarnies would give them away:)

Here's a little beauty I took a snap off when working offshore in a less desirable part of West Africa...

We came alongside to take stores and this guys starts to prepare that evenings meal while the other guy was grinding the deck next door...

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trimix

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#18
I use a length of hollow section that sits on the towballI run two lengths of cable to the sides of the truck and to make life easy I have a winch in the back as well.

Mr Van Man!

That idea looks really good and simple to get made

does the steel post just slide onto the round tow bar fitting?
 

countrryboy

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#20
Does the sportrac still have that 'loop' thing in the middle of the back bumper above where the tow bar would fit?

If so it would be relatively easy to weld/fabricate something to hook trou that eye/loop thingy and a horizontal bar to stabilise it on the flat bumper (if they still have flat bumpers like they did, think mine was a P plate many moons ago :old: )

Is that an adapted engine hoist white hart?
 

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