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Old 10-10-2005, 09:25 PM
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Default Deer tote for a poor man

Made this deer tote from a worn out old lawn mower. Added some all thread rods for added weight support and some I-bolts to give some where to tie down too.

Thought I would post this to help some others with some ideas.

Still waiting to try this out.

Any other ideas out there for the poor man.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:02 PM
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man that looks pretty darn good to me. Great idea. Thanks. It looks like it will work fine
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:08 PM
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Here's what I've been using. You can find them for less than $20.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:53 PM
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That is a pretty neat deal right there. I am sure that would do a fine job. I love my rolling deer cart and now don't know how I did with out it.
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let us know how it works out n what mods need to be made if any......
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:32 AM
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Good looking drag. Also, Uncle T have you thought about putting bigger wheels on it?
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:39 AM
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Novel idea! I kinda like Jim's suggestion of bigger wheels and if they had air instead of solid rubber, it would probably roll better. Then again sometimes you just have to use what you have because that is all you have.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:11 AM
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Thanks for the idea! I have a mower in the back that blew a rod out the side of the motor, with those big wheels. New deer tote!

Forget about that $3000 4-wheeler. How many times a year do ya need to drag one out?

3 times...equals $1000 per tote with a 4-wheeler...

With the poor man's tote=free or $0

I likes dat!
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:04 AM
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Never looked at it that way,, blindog
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:08 PM
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Jim,
I'm not into the big wheel thing with spinners and a gold tooth.
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Let us know how is works out for you.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:18 PM
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That's looks like the ticket right there! My dad has an old mower in the back yard that I can use. Thanks for the idea!
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I can tell you one thing, it'snot a 4 wheeler, but it is 400% better than dragging them out. Shot a little bit better than average doe today about a mile from where I could get the truck. Took my stand and smoke pole back to the truck and took my deer tote in to do the work. Now I was sure tired out by the time I got to my truck, but I made it with out having a heart attack. I was by myself.

Found that the further down to the wheels you can get the wieght the better it is. I let the head and front legs drag the ground (also tied the front legs to the neck to keep them out of the way). It went over branches up to 6 inches with no problem. This surprise me. It never tipped over, but did get hung up once on a 2 inch sapling that I let get between the wheel and frame.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:03 PM
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Wow! Congrats and I know it makes you feel good to finally test it out. Now all you need is a patent for the all new and improved "F&H Deer Cart".

Let us know when you get the self propelled model on the market and how much it will cost us. You could even tell people the bagger is a fanny pack to stow all your gear.

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Old 10-16-2005, 10:10 PM
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i dont know ...that thang looks like trouble........
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:31 PM
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Uncle T, when I start my company to make these things. I might offer you a job in human resourses rather than quality assurance.

I am sure you know enough about monkey business to hire some monkeys.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:41 PM
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How about Marketing?

I see you're from Butts County so we could use this:

1. We're Hauling Butts
2. No Butts Too Big
3. Don't let that dead deer kick your Butts

How's this sound?

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Old 10-19-2005, 11:24 AM
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Looks good to me. Anything to save money now days.
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Good idea F&H! Where are you at in Butts?
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:54 PM
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Worked fine again this morning after my hunting buddy shot another doe.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:17 AM
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Here's my modified Warren/Sweat Pony cart. The way the thing was originally designed it had a center of gravity that was too high. It also wasn't wide enough to be stable. I bought a steel rod, 4 collars, some ubolts, and some wheel-barrow wheels. It is now very nice. The rubber wheel-barrow tires act like shock absorbers when rolling deer and gear into and out of the woods.







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Old 10-30-2005, 12:38 AM
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After the third deer the deer tote became loose since I did not double jam nut the axles and all thread rods helping to hold it together.

A friend offered to weld it up for me. He also on his own added a lower shelf and handle extention.

Good thing he did, had to use it tonight.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:33 AM
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Years ago while hunting alone and a long way from the truck, I shot two deer right at dark. The next day I started building a wheeled deer cart.

I like this style as it has a low center of gravity and with an air filled bicycle tire on the front it will hop right over small logs and bumps. You can push it in front of you or pull it behind you. It lays almost flat on the ground to roll the deer on and breaks down into two pieces.

This has been hanging in my garage for at least five years. I probably should put it on the sell and swap forum.
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Fishing & Hunting, that looks like an effective, inexpensive job to me. Of course, big wheels would work better in the woods.
I use those small wheeled hand trucks to haul my stuff from the vehicle to the rifle range.

Bet that trailer in the back, cost a lot more money!
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