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bobo
11-01-2006, 02:30 PM
A lot of us have built them. I invite everyone to add their pics with mine to provided ideas to the other members.
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Stolle
11-01-2006, 02:33 PM
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Minus the 12v winch!!!

bobo
11-01-2006, 02:38 PM
Mine has a swivel point below the winch buuuttt I believe it weakens the construction. It appears yours is using a heavier metal which I wished I used. The one reason I built mine was so I could lower my tailgate as well. Makes for a great table.

Stolle
11-01-2006, 02:44 PM
I noticed that after I studied it a little longer. I thought about making it swivel, but I do not use it for loading animals that often. Mostly just for cleaning them.

bobo
11-01-2006, 02:50 PM
It helps with storage of the hoist. I have a round steel pipe in the square tubing. One side is welded in. The other side has a whole drilled for one of the smalle pins. You can see the pin on the first picture. This is my first year and I can;t see using the swivel function yet other than putting it away.

Dale Moser
11-01-2006, 03:38 PM
I debated whether to post my hoist pics since I didn't take many during construction, but this seems an appropriate place to put'em.

This is actually two different hoists, but they aren't much different.

In the one with the cooler, the truck is on an incline! Nothing, I repeat NOTHING is bent or sagging.:)

Dale Moser
11-01-2006, 03:43 PM
Couple more.

huntmaster
11-01-2006, 03:49 PM
Dale, is that a beer holder below the pivotpoint on yours?

Dale Moser
11-01-2006, 04:20 PM
Yes sir.

bobo
11-01-2006, 04:41 PM
Dale,
I need to place an order for one Beer Holder please :)

bobo
11-01-2006, 04:48 PM
Mine sagged a bit after both ice chests were filled to the top with water. If my math is correct 120qt cooler + 52qt cooler = 172qts of water divided by 4 qts per gallon = 43 gallons x 8lbs per gallon = 344lbs

I'll let that little bit of sag go for 344 lbs.

skeeter
11-02-2006, 11:37 PM
heres one Hoof made. Slides up and down and in/ out at the top. Slide top piece off, turn it around and crank em up into the back of the truck. I've used this one three times this year already. Needs more blood stains though :)

Chew
11-03-2006, 08:06 AM
Hey Skeeter....is that Noah upset that you killed one of his matching pair of deer?
:D

skeeter
11-03-2006, 08:44 AM
Too funny Chew. I've know that guy for 30 years and he hasn't changed one bit. He THINKS he's tougher than he really is!!:)

Dale Moser
11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
You really want one.........Bobo?

Texastaxi
11-03-2006, 02:43 PM
Dale, is that a beer holder below the pivotpoint on yours?

Yes sir.

And you acted like I was crazy when I asked if those were beverage holders on your ladder stand! :D

Dale Moser
11-03-2006, 03:36 PM
They Don't Have Bottoms In'em!:)

BustedAssRanch
11-04-2006, 03:05 AM
Dale is that a glass of tea behind the beer holder????
Thanks for the ideas guys

Rudey
11-04-2006, 01:10 PM
Hey Skeeter....is that Noah upset that you killed one of his matching pair of deer?
:D

That's funny, 'cause I was gonna suggest that Santa took out one of his sleigh team for a snack!

Nice work, guys.

slacker
11-07-2006, 11:04 AM
I did my hoist a little different. It mounts in the bed. There is also a plate under the truck, these two plates sandwich the bed. The lower section slides through the tube on the bed rail and into the base plate.
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There is the slide in lower section and then the jib.
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Lower section in place. That is a 1"5/8 cold roll rod as a swivel and break down point. The jib rotates on a plate rather than the tube itself. the plate has holes for a pin to lock the hoist in any direction.
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Everything in place.
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Inside view of the winch and control in it's holder.
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Side view of winch, pinned in place.
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Winch.
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Trolling motor plug.
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Trolling motor plug in bumper.
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In action.
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The hoist is a one man setup and breaks down to store.

stevesflyshop
11-08-2006, 06:09 PM
Those are some great designs! I love this new DIY section. So many ideas, so little time.

Cotton
11-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Here's one not built yet but in my head. It's combination game hoist/feeder filler. Please excuse the poor Cad program (Paint) and everything is sure not in proportion or even close to scale but yall get the idea. Also feel free to throw any suggestions my way.

My feeders are fairly tall and right now I stand on the bed rail and closed tailgate and can barely get the sack over.

I have a turn over gooseneck hitch so I figured to drop the ladder end into it to help stabilize it. Then pin it where it meets the platform.
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Here's a back view and I have two vertical pieces with drop down legs to add further stability.
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Over kill?

bzzboyz
11-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Built this one a few years ago. Kind of over did it though. I used 1/4" thick 2" tubing. It will probably pick up an elephant if the truck would handle it:rolleyes: If I ever build another one, which I plan on doing I'm gonna use 11 gauge steel instead. I also made mine to swivel so you can load your animal into the back of the truck. Since I used 1/4 thick steel it didn't make it any waeker. I used a piece of solid round bar for the swivel part. The main thing I wanted was to be able to open the tailgate when using it. Many of the ones I found commercially available to buy didn't extend far enough for the tailgate to open.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/112400754wyMwOJ_ph.jpg

I also use this break apart gambrel. It takes up a lot less room and will handle as much weight as any one piece steel gambrel and you can store it in a small bag.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/107009505yKBEnU_ph.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/107009206tSaqZN_ph.jpg

expressfish
11-09-2006, 11:06 AM
How tall are you'all making them above the tailgate or overall........I figured at least 3ft from the reciever on the truck and about 7ft height ?

slacker
11-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Expressfish, It really depends. Do you want it to be tall enough to pick up feeders and possibly blinds(tripods)? Do you drive a short bed or long bed P/U? Mine originally was 3' from receiver to pivot point and the 6' jib. I like 6' because it will fit in the bed, if I drove a long bed my jib would probably be longer. I like to build more than I need and not need it than need it and not have it. I've seen the horizontal run on the jibs be anywhere from 2' to 4', depending on what you want. Mine in current configuration is 2'-1"-3/4 for the bottom slide in, 6'-0"-1/4 for the jib, 3'-11"-1/2 for the horizontal and 2'-9" from the ground for a grand total of 10'-11". There is really no wrong way to build one, other than building it too lite and trying to pick up too much.




Cotton, I like that design because I too have stood on the top of the tailgate and bed rails filling feeders and NOT liked it. I would put a pivot point(s) in the vertical run(s) just for folding up and storage. If you have to drive under trees to get from feeder to feeder, that thing would be a PITA to have to take down and put up each time. Leave the platform in the receiver hitch and lay down in the bed. Get to the feeder and stand back up and put your diagonal brace back in place and pin it. The piece in the gooseneck could be rotated out of the way left or right so the platform would lay in the back of the truck. I would definitely put the outriggers on that system. I would build that system a little lighter than a traditional game hoist (11ga) due to amount of steel in it.

You know a crank up winch would be a lot easier than building all this. :)

Cotton
11-09-2006, 01:09 PM
Good idea on the piviot. It would cost considerble more to convert all my excisting feeders than it would be to build this.

The above is a little over kill and I have a much simpler idea in mind that doesn't include a hoist or near as much metal. It just wouldn't be as much fun to build! :D

Besides I live by your signature line!
If more is better,then way too much is just about right!!

slacker
11-09-2006, 03:10 PM
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif
If it ain't no fun to build then it ain't worth building!!:D

expressfish
11-09-2006, 04:53 PM
gotta plan !!!!!!! 30bucks in material , can of krylon and away we go........

Tmag
11-09-2006, 10:44 PM
Thanks for all the great looking examples. Have any of you ever forgot and left it in the hitch when you headed home?

Dale Moser
11-10-2006, 08:24 AM
Cotton, just a thought. Chicken and I have often thought of building something extremely similar for the Slack Ranc. I would fore-go the 2 feet, in favor of a good heavy ratchet strap run from the top corner of the bed, up and around the platform and back to the other corner of the bed. I built a "prototype" of sorts one time and she was plenty stout that way.

It never occured to me to attach this rig to a hoist, but we very well may do his that way now.

bobo
11-30-2006, 10:53 AM
I leave mine in the hitch quite often. Since there is a pivot point I turn it around and usually hook it to something in the bed of the truck to keep it from rattling around.

Bill in San Jose
11-30-2006, 12:56 PM
I like the take-apart gambrel, easier to carry than my rigid one. Is that a store-bought item or home made?

bzzboyz
11-30-2006, 07:23 PM
I like the take-apart gambrel, easier to carry than my rigid one. Is that a store-bought item or home made?

The one in the picture is store bought. I did make another one myself out of chain, "S" hooks and emt pipe. I just don't have a picture of it. It's at my dads house. I'll try and get a picture of it when I go there and post it later.

Shadow
12-01-2006, 01:25 AM
Here's mine

http://www.the-pilgrims.net/game%20hoist.htm

innergel
12-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Very nice everyone.

I need me one of these, but I have no welding skills. If I buy the materials, beer and BBQ, will someone build me one? I'm a good helper and take orders well. Please? Pretty please?

bzzboyz
12-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Here's mine

http://www.the-pilgrims.net/game%20hoist.htm

Is that you Mike????

Shadow
12-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Is that you Mike????

why but of coarse... I've been here on the green screen for years. I sent you a pm yesturday or so. PM's work on this site.

bzzboyz
12-02-2006, 10:33 AM
why but of coarse... I've been here on the green screen for years. I sent you a pm yesturday or so. PM's work on this site.

I see you went and made your own hoist, since "SOMEONE":rolleyes: didn't get to it for you.

Stolle
12-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Cotton
Now all you need to do is design it where the winch will winch the corn bags up so you don't have to pack them:)

Cotton
12-05-2006, 06:54 PM
Stolle, I built that 23 years ago and named it "Matthew"! :D

DRow
12-07-2006, 09:24 AM
man all of those look good. I need to make me one

SKLOSS
12-17-2006, 08:21 PM
My hoist is not much different than any other, but I am pretty proud of my gambrel. Made from 1 1/8" aluminum pipe, it's guaranteed to fit any size animal and they will not fall off.

http://www.texasboars.com/photopost/albums/userpics/10042/100_2229.jpg

Snakelover
12-23-2006, 11:13 AM
I wish I had a better picture of this gambrel. It has a "U" shape on one end that pins around the pole of the game lift. At the bottom of the lift is a "swivel lock" that locks out the swivel of the lift in any of four positions. This way you're not chasing the animal around; it's rock solid. Also, when you cut away one ham, the gambrel doesn't tilt. It stays level even when one side of the gambrel is holding more weight than the other.

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scotty
12-23-2006, 08:45 PM
David, Who makes that hoist or is it homemade? Thanks

Snakelover
12-23-2006, 11:23 PM
Scotty, my dad made those commercially before he passed away. I inherited the remaining parts inventory and have been selling them as shown in the second picture with "some assembly required." The kits are boxed up and with photos and instructions. It gives people a way to put their own together even if they can't weld. It's just a matter of some very basic assembly work.

scotty
12-24-2006, 08:34 AM
How much are you selling them for?

Snakelover
12-24-2006, 12:09 PM
Scotty, my original intent was only to share some ideas for a gambrel and swivel lock that do-it-yourselfers can incorporate into their designs. Wasn't trying to turn it into a sales pitch in the wrong forum. I just posted a thread in the classifieds section.

scotty
12-25-2006, 08:57 AM
OK Thanks, I'll go check.

SupaSlam
01-31-2007, 04:42 PM
My brother and I are wanting to build one of the receiver hoists. I noticed where one of you used 1/4" thick square tubing. My question is, how much weaker would it be to use 3/16" tubing. Has anybody here built one using 3/16" tubing and if so, how much will it hoist?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance,
SS

Dale Moser
01-31-2007, 05:16 PM
I think we used 3/16" wall on the two I built....

meshmover67
02-04-2007, 09:10 AM
i dont know i field dress mine then place them in the truck but whatever

bobo
02-08-2007, 08:30 AM
Mine is constructed with 3/16. It will hold a white-tail no problem I even put up to 350lbs of water that did start stressing it a bit (See Pic). If I was to put a hog on there and start pulling the hide it would probably collapse.

However if you put a strap from the top of it down to the tie downs in the bed of the truck you can probably out lift the winch itself.

I'd say use 3/16 and work from there with the straps if need be.

SupaSlam
02-08-2007, 11:06 PM
Good information bobo.......I appreciate it!

SS

Dale Moser
01-11-2008, 10:50 PM
Too much good info here not to go TTT.

Dale Moser
02-05-2009, 10:33 AM
Top for Big 8.

txtimetravler
04-02-2009, 12:04 AM
gettoing the materials together to build something.


TTT for more pics and info.

zcole04
04-02-2009, 09:36 AM
Here is an A Frame Style that I built for our ranch.

Reaper
04-02-2009, 02:45 PM
i like the beer holder Dale

philafal
04-03-2009, 08:23 AM
Here's one not built yet but in my head. It's combination game hoist/feeder filler. Please excuse the poor Cad program (Paint) and everything is sure not in proportion or even close to scale but yall get the idea. Also feel free to throw any suggestions my way.

My feeders are fairly tall and right now I stand on the bed rail and closed tailgate and can barely get the sack over.

I have a turn over gooseneck hitch so I figured to drop the ladder end into it to help stabilize it. Then pin it where it meets the platform.
3099
Here's a back view and I have two vertical pieces with drop down legs to add further stability.
3100

Over kill?

I bet you have a ford..:D

major_74
04-03-2009, 09:13 AM
these all look really good

Bowtechlady
04-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Very nice!

tdaward
04-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Built this one a few years ago. Kind of over did it though. I used 1/4" thick 2" tubing. It will probably pick up an elephant if the truck would handle it:rolleyes: If I ever build another one, which I plan on doing I'm gonna use 11 gauge steel instead. I also made mine to swivel so you can load your animal into the back of the truck. Since I used 1/4 thick steel it didn't make it any waeker. I used a piece of solid round bar for the swivel part. The main thing I wanted was to be able to open the tailgate when using it. Many of the ones I found commercially available to buy didn't extend far enough for the tailgate to open.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/112400754wyMwOJ_ph.jpg

I also use this break apart gambrel. It takes up a lot less room and will handle as much weight as any one piece steel gambrel and you can store it in a small bag.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/107009505yKBEnU_ph.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/bzzboyz/107009206tSaqZN_ph.jpg



Where did that gambrel come from? I gotta have one

jettech17
04-17-2009, 09:35 AM
where are ya'll getting the lug you're using to make a rotating gambrel? looks like solid stock with a thick washer?

Dale Moser
05-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Top for Texasokie.....posts # 6 and 7.

TexasOkie
05-05-2009, 09:16 AM
Top for Texasokie.....posts # 6 and 7.

thanks dale

BrandonA
01-11-2010, 10:10 AM
ttt

BrandonA
01-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Dale

How long did you make yours? And did you use solid pipe for the pivot?


Alos where can you get one of those electric winches and how hard would it be to wire to fit a 6 way plug?

jgirsh
01-11-2010, 01:29 PM
them dudes are nice

manwitaplan
01-11-2010, 05:26 PM
ttt for more pics and homemade gambrels;)b

Ol Thumper
01-11-2010, 05:46 PM
I dont need one but I want to build one, anyone need one???????, you buy materials I build it and we TBH express it to ya, just offering, i'm bored and love building stuff...

Big John
01-14-2010, 02:33 PM
great job to all

J.B.
01-14-2010, 08:34 PM
Here's ours at full load:

No_1_U_Know
01-11-2011, 03:25 PM
I debated whether to post my hoist pics since I didn't take many during construction, but this seems an appropriate place to put'em.

This is actually two different hoists, but they aren't much different.

In the one with the cooler, the truck is on an incline! Nothing, I repeat NOTHING is bent or sagging.:)

Dale,

I like your game hoist design, and I want to build one like yours myself. I think I like the one with the crank lower down with two sheaves. Do you like tht one better, or the other one with the crank at the top? Could you please share a little more detail on the design of the interface between the lower and upper unit? Looks like both the male and female sides are welded. What are the materials for the male and female joint section? Also, what materials are necessary for the sheave setups, and how did you install the sheaves in the metal stock?

Thanx!

Steven
New Orleans

brymor31
01-11-2011, 08:50 PM
I dont need one but I want to build one, anyone need one???????, you buy materials I build it and we TBH express it to ya, just offering, i'm bored and love building stuff...


Seriously? I want one but have no idea on how to build one.

Olphart
01-20-2011, 11:50 PM
I dont need one but I want to build one, anyone need one???????, you buy materials I build it and we TBH express it to ya, just offering, i'm bored and love building stuff...

OT, you have a pm. I'm interested in your offer.

Ol Thumper
01-21-2011, 01:51 AM
Sorry guys for not keeping up with this thread, I have one Im building for a member allready. I have the metal but waiting to get rid of this Poison Ivy to start it.

CRandy
01-21-2011, 11:26 AM
Good ideals hmm may have to build one. Thanks

mfields75
01-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Here is mine. I put my son Dalton to work preping for welding. I'm not finished with it as I need to add a padeye for two parting the winch line and also padeyes for hooking ratchet straps back to the bed tie down loops but at least it's to a point where its usable.

Dale Moser
01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Dale,

I like your game hoist design, and I want to build one like yours myself. I think I like the one with the crank lower down with two sheaves. Do you like tht one better, or the other one with the crank at the top? Could you please share a little more detail on the design of the interface between the lower and upper unit? Looks like both the male and female sides are welded. What are the materials for the male and female joint section? Also, what materials are necessary for the sheave setups, and how did you install the sheaves in the metal stock?

Thanx!

Steven
New Orleans

Sorry, I'm just seein this. I built both of those to be auctioned off...and that was several years ago so I'll just have to tell you what I remember. When, or if, I ever build mine, it will have the winch down lower...it's just more convenient. As far as the pivot in the center.....there's a piece of 1 1/2" solid bar stock inside, it's welded solid to the lower piece. The top piece slides over it, and there are 1 1/2" inch set collars welded to both the top and bottom pieces to rotate against each other. I bought the set collars at a bearing place.

The sheaves are just pulleys that I bought at Northern Tool or Tractor supply, and took apart. I cut notches in the ends of the tubing and welded steel pieces inside to give it a solid look.

shinerbock
01-25-2011, 06:01 PM
This is what we build. it is in 2 pieces so it stays light and can handle it easy. First piece slides in reciever, but 90 degrees out, top slips in and pivots

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Andy
01-29-2011, 12:59 PM
This is third one I have buildt. Sold first one to TBH member back in 2002 and gave second one as wedding present to nephew. Made from 3/16 2x2 tubing brace rod is 3/8, winch is 2 speed bolted on with 4 bolts rope is 3/8 braided nylon been on here and out in weather for past several years need a new rope. The next one will be a 1/2 nylon. Bottom part has a 3/16 thick pipe inside 2x2 tubing making it extra strong. upright shaft is solid and extends into for 6-8 inches.......put 1/2 inch collar around bottom of up right where it hits and swivels aganist bottom washer.......In second to last picture thats me 225 lbs on it then last picture step son and I... 475 lbs . Notice no bend to hoist wit this braceing on it.....I didn't lift it too high off ground in pic due to bad rope. I have gotten too old and heal too slow now days.........Andy

dustoffer
01-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Slacker--good job on the bed mount. I like it.

slacker
01-29-2011, 06:20 PM
Slacker--good job on the bed mount. I like it.

Thanks. It keeps the receiver hitch open for other uses.

bar2hunter
01-31-2011, 09:28 PM
No play-by-play but here's mine. Wished I would've found this thread before I built this one...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff23/bar2hunter/SU1HMDAyODYtMjAxMTAxMzEtMTcxNy5qcGc.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff23/bar2hunter/SU1HMDAyODctMjAxMTAxMzEtMTcxOC5qcGc.jpg

Olphart
02-01-2011, 12:06 AM
it's inexpensive ($107)and appears sturdy, though made in China. I just got it, so I haven't used it with an animal yet.

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head
02-01-2011, 10:09 AM
on my to-do list. yall have some great projects ;)b

T-Bolt
02-01-2011, 11:43 PM
All are very good ideas. Thanks!

reeltrouble
02-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Good ideas

KaPlunk
02-03-2011, 01:12 PM
good stuff...

Dale Moser
11-22-2011, 11:19 PM
Top.

Dale Moser
11-22-2011, 11:22 PM
Finally built me one.

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Dale Moser
11-22-2011, 11:24 PM
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SMOOTHboar
11-22-2011, 11:39 PM
Nice. It's for sure strong

Dale Moser
11-22-2011, 11:51 PM
I didn't realize how bad those pictures are, I'll try to get better ones tomorrow before it goes to the lease.

I could put one more gusset on it and a snatch block and it'd lift as much as that 1/4" wall tubing would hold at the receiver.:D I intend to find out how much it'll lift as is though.

bholt
11-23-2011, 07:56 AM
Keep in mind these are qute often used for more than raising deer or hogs into a truck. They make a great extra pair of hand.
bholt
bhotdoors.net

scott123456789
11-26-2011, 02:11 PM
About to build one quite a bit different than the normal approach and had a few questions...


1st of all, why is the pivot feature so necessary? Many claim you need to load the game in the bed of the truck but what is wrong with leaving it hoisted while driving back to camp if you could hold it steady against the lift?

2nd, if it is that necessary to load in the bed is it possible without pivoting?

3rd, if we have a dedicated ranch vehicle how portable would the hoist need to be? One solid piece, multiple small sections?

4th, we are going to be using an electric winch, can those cheap harbor freight style winches take the elements?


Trying to design one that will take full advantage of the 2000# winch.

scott123456789
11-26-2011, 03:36 PM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h91/SRT-4_I_SWEAR/hoist.jpg

black being 2" square, blue being 1.5" square.

Dale Moser
11-27-2011, 08:08 PM
About to build one quite a bit different than the normal approach and had a few questions...


1st of all, why is the pivot feature so necessary? Many claim you need to load the game in the bed of the truck but what is wrong with leaving it hoisted while driving back to camp if you could hold it steady against the lift?

2nd, if it is that necessary to load in the bed is it possible without pivoting?

3rd, if we have a dedicated ranch vehicle how portable would the hoist need to be? One solid piece, multiple small sections?

4th, we are going to be using an electric winch, can those cheap harbor freight style winches take the elements?


Trying to design one that will take full advantage of the 2000# winch.

1. It's one thing to hoist a certain amount of weight up there, it's quite another to have it bouncing around up there on rough ranch roads. Not that it wouldn't do it, but anything with a rack would be in jeopardy with all the leverage that comes with being up that high. I wouldn't reccomend it with ANY buck. You could theoreticaly hold it steady enough to the lift to keep it from moving, but that's about 4 times more effort than just loading it into the bed.

2. Sure it's possible. But why not do it the hard way once, so you can do it the easy way from now on?

I want it to be easy to load stuff in truck because my dad goes to the lease by himself quite a bit now days and his knees won't let him load a large buck by himself without a bunch of trouble. Now it's a snap, and it took an hour of extra work.....

3. If you have a dedicated ranch vehicle, I wouldn't want it in the receiver at all. look through the 1st page of this thread at the one mounted up in the bed on one side. Then it's out of the way of loading other things, and your receiver is open to pull trailers or whatever.

4 Harbor freigt stuff sucks for the most part, and I don't think any of those little winches will lift and hold 2,000lbs, but there may be some. Either way there is no use trying to hang 2klbs off the back of anything short of a 1 ton......and the rig wouldn't handle it anyway. The cable/rigging/material would have to be so heavy you couldn't lift it.

scott123456789
11-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Its a loaner vehicle so I can't weld anything to the truck, but it is living out at the farm till a buddy gets back from overseas.


If the pivot factor is that important where should I encorporate steel rod in the design above to allow for pivoting. Trying to stay with only 10 feet of 2" square and I guess 10 feet of the 1.5 but may consider using round tube.

heyearl
11-28-2011, 10:05 AM
I would say
3/16" = 300 lbs
1/4" = 600 lbs

scott123456789
11-28-2011, 12:14 PM
I was hoping to go much larger due to running the main pipe to the ground. I thought resting on the main piece coming off of the receiver was where much of the strength was lost.

Dale Moser
11-28-2011, 12:25 PM
I was hoping to go much larger due to running the main pipe to the ground. I thought resting on the main piece coming off of the receiver was where much of the strength was lost.

You are correct on that.

What exactly are you planning to lift?

I overbuilt mine for critters with the intent of being able to pick up my FIL's Miller Bobcat, and I think it will. It sounds like you are looking to pluck hippos out of the marsh.:D

scott123456789
11-28-2011, 01:13 PM
Buddy about pulled his jeep over with a big auodad and bent the heck out of his lift system but it was built out of maybe 11ga tubing. We use a plastic 55 gallon drum as a water tank so being able to lift that out of the truck and set it on the ground next to our water tank to refill would be great.


If I have a 2000# winch... I mean. See then I've also got the double pulley snatch block capability so in reality I should be able to lift 4000 no problem if the truck isn't pulled apart in the porcess.

I didn't picture it very well but the 1.5" tube will remain further into the 2" tube so it keeps some of the strength.

Still trying to decide exactly how to pivot without buying a real expensive bearing assembly and keeping some strength. Figure I would have to pivot with the 1.5" square tube but don't know at what point would be the best to use. Perhaps in the bottom and just round a round pipe at the bottom.

Dale Moser
11-28-2011, 05:10 PM
A 55 gallon drum full of water weighs about 475lbs.

You aren't going to pivot anything with 1000lbs on it.....if you could you'd need a hoist to load your hoist, it would be so heavy. Like the whole thing made of 2", 3/16" wall tubing, with 1' 1/2" inside the whole thing to get close to what you are talking about. And if you did, you're still going to break something likely as not.


You need a tractor with a front-end loader!

scott123456789
11-28-2011, 05:40 PM
I've got a front end loader out there but its a longer walk from camp to the farm house so trying to have soemthing with me in the truck.

Trying to keep all of the pieces small enough they can stay in the bed of the truck, Not looking to completely double square tube as I want to be able to extend to get more height if needed. But if I had some crazy heavy lifting I could leave it low and doubled.

It would have more than is pictured in my drawing as that would just be asking to fall over, but probably only 2'.

Still trying to workout the dimensions. Then at the moment stuck between solid rod or just a round pipe that will fit in the 1.5" square and serve as the pivot point.

Not sure how to do that much nicer without scraping the idea of resting it on the ground.

scott123456789
11-29-2011, 12:30 PM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h91/SRT-4_I_SWEAR/hoist-1.jpg

Totally original design....

Thanks for the ideas Dale, after some discussion on another site, while there might be some strength increase running to the ground a few new issues are created and they suggested welding a trailer jack to it if it squatted the truck too far before breaking.

scott123456789
11-29-2011, 12:33 PM
Like the ability to leave it in and not bottom out similar to what you used dale but instead of running pipe using the square tube, and then copied the pivot from andy as it seemed pretty simiple.

i know you get more strength running the cable behind but with the winch I thought it would be a bit easier in front.

Figured it would keep more weight lower, but also break apart into two pieces that were a bit more manageable.

Dale Moser
11-29-2011, 01:01 PM
That's the basic design of mine....the grey part being 1 1/2" solid bar stock.

Mine is all 2" tubing as well. The heavy wall tubing has round corners making it look like pipe in my bad pictures.

The piece coming out of the hitch and the 45deg piece is 1/4" wall.
The brace from near the receiver hitch, on a 45 up to the top of the pivot is light wall....16ga I think.
The verticle pieces are 3/16" wall (that's the heaviest that the 1 1/2" bar will slide into).
The top boom piece is 10ga, and the brace for it is 1" 14ga wall.


I used 3 set collars for the 1 1/2" bar stock to pivot in. There's one welded to the top, and bottom of the 3/16" tubing verticle piece on the bottom. And there's one welded to the bottom of the top verticle piece. The 1 1/2" bar is welded to the top piece. I ran a small bead of weld all the way around it to make it fit snugly up in the 3/16" tubing. Then I drilled a 3/4" hole in the 3/16" about where the winch is and welded the top end of the 1 1/2" to the tubing. This all makes the pivot very smooth and tight. The set collars come with a threaded hole, and allen head set screw, which I replaced with a bolt and welded a T handle to it so I can lock the pivot in one spot.

I wish I had taken pictures with an actual camera, maybe I can get some this weekend.

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scott123456789
11-29-2011, 01:43 PM
i guess the final kicker is I know yours is pretty new but is having two "halves" easier to deal with than one solid piece? Since I Assume you don't take the bottom collar off?

Dale Moser
11-29-2011, 02:07 PM
It would be a monumental pain to deal with in 1 piece. Heavy wall tubing and solid 1 1/2" bar is pretty weighty stuff.....I think there's 22" of that bar stock in there!

scott123456789
11-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Isn't it still obnoxious with all of the steel tubing up into your unit? I was planning on running my steel rod down to keep some of the extra weight lower. Especially with the added weight of the electric winch.

Do you see one way being better than the other?

Dale Moser
11-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Isn't it still obnoxious with all of the steel tubing up into your unit? I was planning on running my steel rod down to keep some of the extra weight lower. Especially with the added weight of the electric winch.

Do you see one way being better than the other?

It would be better balanced, weight wise, with the bar welded solid to the bottom piece. But it would have more slop in it because there's no way to make the top of the rod fit tight in the tubing (like having the bottom riding in 2 set collars, and the top in 1 and being welded).....and still be able to remove it. I did the last 2 I built that way, they worked, but were a lot sloppier and probably not as strong as this one.

farfromTexas
12-06-2011, 08:10 PM
This summer I built mine based on Slackers build (A Big Thanks Slacker !)...with only a few very minor changes....ie. I used a dual action 3000# manual winch and I can remove the cable from the hoist , reposition the winch on it's receiver so that it is in line with a snatch block on the headache rack thereby using the winch to pull an object...Moose, busted 4-wheeler , heavy log(whatever) up a ramp and into the truck box .
Sorry no pictures as yet...

farfromTexas
12-06-2011, 09:08 PM
oooops!

slacker
12-06-2011, 09:10 PM
This summer I built mine based on Slackers build (A Big Thanks Slacker !)...with only a few very minor changes....ie. I used a dual action 3000# manual winch and I can remove the cable from the hoist , reposition the winch on it's receiver so that it is in line with a snatch block on the headache rack thereby using the winch to pull an object...Moose, busted 4-wheeler , heavy log(whatever) up a ramp and into the truck box .
Sorry no pictures as yet...

You got time to post here, you got time to take pics! :D Let's see em.

farfromTexas
12-06-2011, 09:37 PM
You got time to post here, you got time to take pics! :D Let's see em.Hey Slacker....my hero!
That sucker is HEAVY ! But when I get time (deer hunting you know.... my SIL and I got 2 today....3 more to go)) I most certainly will post some pictures !
And thanks again for your posts on the hoist .....very, very helpful .

Andy
10-08-2012, 06:53 AM
TTT......For this year game animals.....Andy

LloydMcCoy
10-27-2012, 03:47 PM
I did my hoist a little different. It mounts in the bed. There is also a plate under the truck, these two plates sandwich the bed. The lower section slides through the tube on the bed rail and into the base plate.
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There is the slide in lower section and then the jib.
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Lower section in place. That is a 1"5/8 cold roll rod as a swivel and break down point. The jib rotates on a plate rather than the tube itself. the plate has holes for a pin to lock the hoist in any direction.
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Everything in place.
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Inside view of the winch and control in it's holder.
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Side view of winch, pinned in place.
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Winch.
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Trolling motor plug.
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Trolling motor plug in bumper.
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In action.
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The hoist is a one man setup and breaks down to store.

Very cool ideas. I may have to use them if you don't mind

Andy
10-05-2014, 04:14 AM
ttt for this years builders

Ol Thumper
10-07-2014, 03:29 PM
Might give somebody a few ideas, I'm not sure if their in this thread or not.

R Herline Jr
10-07-2014, 05:13 PM
^^^^that's nice

lotsofshots
10-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Great ideas...

Stxranchhand
10-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Great job on that one ol thumper

Ol Thumper
10-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Great job on that one ol thumper

Thanks, on the rotating plates I use a piece of 1/4" Teflon between the upper and lower plates to make it swivel nice and smooth. An elcheapo $3 Walmart cutting board works great to :) cut to fit.

Brett C
10-27-2014, 05:05 AM
Nice work guys 👍

Gummi Bear
10-27-2014, 02:46 PM
There are some pretty fantastic ideas here!

I really need to get to work on my new one.

Been cooking up a design based on a lot of inspiration from this thread, now I need to get it done. I'm still using one that my grandpa built out of junk when I was a little kid, and it is getting pretty long in the tooth.

I've been lazy, since at the Farm, I have a front end loader, and a chain fall in the shop. No such thing at the lease, and I'm getting tired of working on critters on the ground.

Pete E
12-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Some great photos on here..

Posting the video clip as an idea for the folks who hunt out of an SUV..

Just how practical it is will depend on how high your tail gate lifts and the typical size of your deer...

Where the idea really wins out is in its simplicity and light weight..

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l237/PeteUK24/apex-auto-click_90F4A6B9_large_zps6a0c6e73.jpg (http://s97.photobucket.com/user/PeteUK24/media/apex-auto-click_90F4A6B9_large_zps6a0c6e73.jpg.html)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_OL_Eu3vSo

Another idea built by a British deer stalker to enable him to lift Fallow deer, which are more akin to Whitetail than the Roe in the previous video clip..

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l237/PeteUK24/jimnycarcasshoist3.jpg (http://s97.photobucket.com/user/PeteUK24/media/jimnycarcasshoist3.jpg.html)

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l237/PeteUK24/Jimnycracasshoist_zps3c909601.jpg (http://s97.photobucket.com/user/PeteUK24/media/Jimnycracasshoist_zps3c909601.jpg.html)

BenBen
12-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Wow

Pete E
12-19-2014, 06:33 PM
For some reason I can't seem to get the video in my previous post to embed properly..

The product concerned is called the|Napier Apex Auto Click and the video should hopefully be in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_OL_Eu3vSo