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Old 10-24-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Buddy and I built this yesturday when we had nothing to do. Tell me what you think of it.

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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looks pretty tough, wish I had one
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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looks great
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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Looks great..
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Nice, can stack all kinds of fur on that!
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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Nice build... might try some mud flaps though...
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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That would get me stuck quick. Too many steep inclines. Looks good otherwise.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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awesome
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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Very nice!!!
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #10
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That would get me stuck quick. Too many steep inclines. Looks good otherwise.
I have one of the store bought ones I use on my Grizzly all the time. Sure is easy to load a Deer on. I was worried at first about getting it stuck all the time but - Not So. Every once in a while, it might barely rub if I cross a steep ditch or something; but it has never gotten me stuck. If you consider the angle from the tire up to the back of the rack; it takes a very steep hill to even make contact. Heres a picture of mine with my wifes 7 pointer loaded.
( Notice auxilary seating accessory for the wife )
Plus you can get a pretty good "wheelie" if the Deer is heavy enough.
Oh yeah; the front basket is a Lettuce Crate. It includes a Six-
Pack Cooler,Machete, Bow Saw, Tire plugs, Vienna Sausages,Etc.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #11
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Buddy and I built this yesturday when we had nothing to do. Tell me what you think of it.

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Abbott your Rack looks awesome. Way better than store bought. I know you will enjoy it.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:38 AM   #12
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Only thing i dont like about it is i dont have independent suspension. So to moves up and down with the bumps a lot. But the next 4 wheeler will have independent suspension i hope. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:11 AM   #13
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Only thing i dont like about it is i dont have independent suspension. So to moves up and down with the bumps a lot. But the next 4 wheeler will have independent suspension i hope. Thanks guys.
Actually youre better off with a solid axle, non IRS, for this type of rack. I built a rack just like this several years ago but I can't use it to tote heavy stuff (such as a deer). The IRS sags too much with the "cantilevered" load hanging out the back I use my rack with my wife's wheeler with a solid axle though. I attached mine to a hitch stinger so I can still pull a trailer with the rack on, I'll try and post some pics tomorrow if I can remember to take some. Yours looks good
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:36 AM   #14
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Nice build.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #15
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Looks good. that should work great!
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:45 PM   #16
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Only thing i dont like about it is i dont have independent suspension. So to moves up and down with the bumps a lot. But the next 4 wheeler will have independent suspension i hope. Thanks guys.
Yes I agree. I have sure enjoyed my new bike. I rode an old Big Bear with straight axle before. Now it feels like it has wooden wheels on it compared to the new Grizz!
P.S. When you do upgrade your scooter; get the power steering too.
Its awesome!
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:08 PM   #17
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nice man that will be great on the lease and way back in the sticks.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #18
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Will be going to illinois i about 3 weeks to hunt. Hopefully i will get to put one of them big deer on it and see how it hold up.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:06 PM   #19
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that looks strong.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:24 PM   #20
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looks awesome
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #21
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i like the ideal
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:10 PM   #22
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I like it . good idea
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #23
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Nice. You should get plenty of use out of it for hunting and other purposes
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #24
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It hauled out 4 deer when we was in illinois. Worked real good.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #25
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Great build... You should make them and sell them...
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #26
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I like it shane. I'll be by to pick it up the last week-end of May.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #27
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looks great!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #28
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loos stout
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #29
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I can dig it. I'll be working on my two three wheelers soon!
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:59 AM   #30
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Looks great.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #31
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sweet! Looks tough and enduring, i agree with the mud issue though may want to put some flaps on or carry stuff thats ok to get muddy.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #32
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Looks Great
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:10 AM   #33
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Good job.

x-whatever on the mud flaps.
x-whatever on the IRS being soft.
If the front get light just shoot another deer ant put it on the front rack to hold the front end down.

Mine is built to attach to the multi-mount winch bracket so it mounts a little higher and is very easy to install/remove.
I use it for EVERYTHING, fencing, hay bales, fire wood, etc.
When I build mine I put the flaps on the rack itself cuz I didn't want 'em on the 4wheeler all the time.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:41 AM   #34
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looks good
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:32 AM   #35
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Nice job on the fab. From the photos I can't tell how you are attaching to the ATV. Are you using a 2" receiver tube with 2" tubing from the rack? Looks really handy. When I shoot something I always have a debate whether I ride back to camp (usually 30 to 45 minutes each way) and get something to haul it on or try to load it on the ATV rack (usually a 45 minute operation for anything I can't manhandle myself).

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Old 10-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #36
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Good job.

x-whatever on the mud flaps.
x-whatever on the IRS being soft.
If the front get light just shoot another deer ant put it on the front rack to hold the front end down.

Mine is built to attach to the multi-mount winch bracket so it mounts a little higher and is very easy to install/remove.
I use it for EVERYTHING, fencing, hay bales, fire wood, etc.
When I build mine I put the flaps on the rack itself cuz I didn't want 'em on the 4wheeler all the time.

I like the idea of yours a lot. That is this only thing mine is a little close to the ground. But on my atv i dont have every many mounting opt. But I hunt a lot in Illinois is it is pretty flat there. Actually that is where I am right now doing some scouting for the nov hunt.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #37
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Nice job on the fab. From the photos I can't tell how you are attaching to the ATV. Are you using a 2" receiver tube with 2" tubing from the rack? Looks really handy. When I shoot something I always have a debate whether I ride back to camp (usually 30 to 45 minutes each way) and get something to haul it on or try to load it on the ATV rack (usually a 45 minute operation for anything I can't manhandle myself).
I made a 2 inch receiver that mounts where the old atv hitch was. Then to make the rack I told a 6 inch drop reese hitch and turned it around so it would be a 6 inch rise. And then built the rack off of it.

I took it to illinois last yr and hauled 5 deer out of the woods during our shotgun season and never had a problem with it.

Like I said little low to the ground but it works dang good. Esp. if you got a little weight on the front.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #38
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good job,very handy to have
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