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I'm wanting to rig up my quad to haul training gear around. I have wingers, blinds, stick man, and the usual gear.

I had thought about hanging the wingers off the back of the atv on brackets and building boxes on front and back. I don't have to move dogs


I'd like to see some pictures and hear what works and what hasn't.

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Does no one use an ATV to haul their training gear around in the field?????

I'm not feeling the love here people!!! :razz:
 

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I put a tree stand carrier on the back of my quad to haul wingers around. I think you could carry three at a time. With my GU SOGs, I can keep them on the quad and it still fits in the back of the pickup.
 

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THANK YOU!! :D

I had to Google what a tree stand carrier was ;-) :oops:

I to have GU SOG. Have you carried other designs of wingers on the carrier as well?
 

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I'm still working on my design. I bolted a couple of 2x4's vertically to the back rack and fastened a couple of these (http://www.lowes.com/pd_267936-4688...al+organized+steel+screw+eyes+hook&facetInfo=) to the 2x4's. Then I bungie the wingers, stickman poles, etc to them. You can't tell by the picture, but they're pretty long and will hold way more than 4 wingers.

Still a work in progress, and I'm not sure I like having them on the back. I ran through some mud the other day and my wingers were covered in it when I went to set them up. Of course, if I mount them on the front, i'll have to figure out how to work around the front bumper...
 

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Can use flat surface on back rack with plywood or metal to lay wingers or bumper boys on. Buy a basket for front rack or put milk crates or some other type of box to hold gear. Gun racks are good to have as well
 

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Something like this is is common. Baskets in both front and back. Large sturdy hooks for chairs,, blinds, umbrellas. Leave enough room on the rear basket to seat two throwers. Just having a "platform" bolted on the rear or front is cheap, simple, BUT not having sides isn't functional and very limiting to what and how much you can carry.
 

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I have seen a person who has a trailer just big enough for their ATV to ride on. When they get where they are going they unload ATV and hook trailer up to ATV and haul their stuff around in the trailer. They actually spent less on trailer than what the baskets and stuff where going to cost.
 

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I have seen a person who has a trailer just big enough for their ATV to ride on. When they get where they are going they unload ATV and hook trailer up to ATV and haul their stuff around in the trailer. They actually spent less on trailer than what the baskets and stuff where going to cost.
Yes...I can hook up the trailer that the ATV is loaded onto but then I can't go as fast ;-) Actually this will work great when I am the goffer at tests but would be overkill when I'm out training.

The baskets are good...I'd be making them...well the husband would actually :cool:

Whitefoot, the link you sent ..was that suppose to show an attachment for wingers or the baskets?
 

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I have the deer stand rack from Cabelas on the back $49.95
I have milk crates with bungee cords on front and back if necessary.
This set up works for me.

Gregg Leonard
 

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If you have a trailer hitch, get a used bike carrier at a good price and you can use it to haul those long bulky things, like wingers, stickmen, holding blinds, etc. The kind with hooks and rubber stretch straps work great. Saw this on a guys dog truck at a recent trial and thought it was a clever idea.
 

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THANK YOU!! :D

I had to Google what a tree stand carrier was ;-) :oops:

I to have GU SOG. Have you carried other designs of wingers on the carrier as well?
They will carry GU original and ZWs as well. 3 each with no problem.
 

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Here is a rack a built for my ranger. I ran out of 1" stock to finish up my winger rack on the side. I am going to put a bird basket on the other side to dry birds off on the way home. I like it so far, I can fit 2 crates in the back for my dawgs and get all the gear I need out in the field. Most of my training is done on ranch land that the ranchers don't want you driving your truck on for fear of fire. The dawg training Ranger is my solution. I also decided to make the back portion into a tailgate of sorts to make loading heavy items easier (like a few dozen decoys during hunting season). I have about 450 bucks into materials and a good number of hours in the garage.

The rack is all aluminum and only weighs 110 lbs.





 

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The first link I posted was arms to hold the wingers. The second link was baskets.
 

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Something like this is is common. Baskets in both front and back. Large sturdy hooks for chairs,, blinds, umbrellas. Leave enough room on the rear basket to seat two throwers. Just having a "platform" bolted on the rear or front is cheap, simple, BUT not having sides isn't functional and very limiting to what and how much you can carry.
This is what I have for my quad. Picked it up at Cabela's for $99 and it took about 20 minutes to install. It just so happens that it's the perfect size for a bird to fit. With the sides preventing sliding around, I can stack 2 of them without any problems. It is amazing how much stuff you can fit on this type of basket. Just use bungee cords to strap stuff down if needed, though I rarely do. I don't have one on the front but that would be good too.
 

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This is mine, has worked well so far. Basket on the back has a bucket for birds a marine dry box for electronics and a bag of Orange bumpers for my blinds. My gun rack up front I pushed forward a bit so I can hang up to five gunners up secure enough to travel down the road. I can pull it off the trailer and set my training up in no time, its made training a snap compared to before I had this set up. And the mesh bottom trailer allows me to lay my ducks under the four wheeler on the drive home and my ducks are dry by the time I get home.
 

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That is exactly the setup I'm shooting for--esp the wingers on the front. Where did you get the deer stand rack?


This is mine, has worked well so far. Basket on the back has a bucket for birds a marine dry box for electronics and a bag of Orange bumpers for my blinds. My gun rack up front I pushed forward a bit so I can hang up to five gunners up secure enough to travel down the road. I can pull it off the trailer and set my training up in no time, its made training a snap compared to before I had this set up. And the mesh bottom trailer allows me to lay my ducks under the four wheeler on the drive home and my ducks are dry by the time I get home.
 
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