rope hoist

Jcalder

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If you can throw a rope over a branch tie one end to the stand and the other end too a 4 wheeler or pull it up. I'm not lucky enough to have a branch remotely close to my ladder stand but I know it works.
 

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throw a small line..such as a trot line,line with a weight attached to it over a branch higher than where you want the stand to be.. then tie a stronger rope to the smaller line and pull it back over the branch.. tie the hoist to this rope and pull it up and tie it off to a nearby tree.. now tie the rope from the hoist to the stand... waa laa.. you got it..
 

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missalot said:
Has anybody ever put up a ladder stand using a rope hoist? And if you have, how do you do it?

No, my history of hoisting things is on a grander scale. But I'd imagine the principle is still the same. Pull the top up and let the bottom drag & follow. You're setting yourself up for a world of hurt if you try to raise the top by holding the bottom stationary.

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TAFKAP said:
missalot said:
Has anybody ever put up a ladder stand using a rope hoist? And if you have, how do you do it?

No, my history of hoisting things is on a grander scale. But I'd imagine the principle is still the same. Pull the top up and let the bottom drag & follow. You're setting yourself up for a world of hurt if you try to raise the top by holding the bottom stationary.

splitter_tower_setting_033.jpg

Thats a little high for a deer stand IMO. :D
 

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I climbed the tree with a ladder and ran a big log chain around the tree and fastened it with nails then tied two pulley to the log chain. One pulley on each side of the tree. Then I used a rope on each pulley to raise the stand. Darn near got killed even with that. The stand got about 60 degrees up from the gorund and started swinging around like a giant bushhog blade. We let the ropes go and ran. :) I ended up getting two more people to hold ropes tied to the seat of the stand to keep it from swinging - they weren't lifting at all - just opposing each other to steady it. Of course this is a homemade steel stand that weighed close to 200lbs. It's the most solid stand I've ever seen though but about as portable as a storm shelter!
 

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Dodge Man said:
TAFKAP said:
missalot said:
Has anybody ever put up a ladder stand using a rope hoist? And if you have, how do you do it?

No, my history of hoisting things is on a grander scale. But I'd imagine the principle is still the same. Pull the top up and let the bottom drag & follow. You're setting yourself up for a world of hurt if you try to raise the top by holding the bottom stationary.

splitter_tower_setting_033.jpg

Thats a little high for a deer stand IMO. :D
Nah. Thats just Catmans new stand.
 

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I threw a small nylon string over a branch with a rock and pulled up my bigger rope over a branch, I put one of the climbing pegs you screw into the tree in the bottom. I hoisted the stand up as far as I wanted and tied it off to the climbing peg. Climbed up the tree with my climbing sticks and strapped my stand up. I left my rope there so I could just untie it and hoist it back down.
 

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I use climbing sticks and set a hook in the tree above where I think the stand will hot the tree. I tie a rope to the stand over the hook with a loop in the end. Winch from the 4 wheeler to the loop and hit the button. Helps to have a second line and guide the stand up. Then we Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, to see who goes up the first time to attach the stand. We then stand back and admire our work and someone will eventually say, "It would look better over there"
 

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I have a couple of the old Buck Pro ladder stands. They install by one person from ground level. I wouldn't take anything for them because you never have a buddy around when you need one to hold the ladder.
 

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