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#6981581 - 12/03/17 08:45 PM Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea
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Did lots of research on this forum and others on ways to load deer into the ranger. Didnít see this exact take on it so I wanted to share in case others were interested. Built the cross piece of of 11 gauge 2Ē square tube. Welded the three inch kicker to mount the winch on and bolted everything with grade 8 hardware. The idea is tip the bed. Hook the deer with the winch and drag in. Didnít like having to drive around all the time with the receiver hoist mounted and going back to Camp to get it isnít ideal either. Feel free to copy or improve it.




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#6981597 - 12/03/17 08:59 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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Good idea

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#6981764 - 12/04/17 06:22 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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Very nice. Like an idiot, Iíve just been pulling deer up into the bed all these years

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#6981777 - 12/04/17 06:38 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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Nicely done.
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#6981974 - 12/04/17 09:10 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: Creekrunner]
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Nicely done.
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#6982055 - 12/04/17 09:53 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: sbushee]
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Originally Posted By: sbushee
Very nice. Like an idiot, Iíve just been pulling deer up into the bed all these years


Wait till you get to be a senior, senior citizen!!!
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#6982061 - 12/04/17 09:57 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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The old rope trick works great, if you have an anchor point.
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#6982129 - 12/04/17 10:37 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: sbushee]
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Originally Posted By: sbushee
Very nice. Like an idiot, Iíve just been pulling deer up into the bed all these years


Me too. Standing in the bed doing a power clean to pull the deer up isn't much fun by yourself.

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#6982271 - 12/04/17 12:19 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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I like it!

I'm thinking I will mount a winch to a male receiever tube. Then have a female on the front bumper, one on the roof like this, and of course the one at the rear. Winch can be plugged in where ever it is needed.
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#6982370 - 12/04/17 01:33 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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Excellent work, I'll be looking for you on Shark Tank now...
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#6982435 - 12/04/17 02:26 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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i mounted a winch to the top of the headache rack pretty much like you did. i have a dump bed on my mule so i made a short strap that lets the bed come up in the dump position to about 45 degrees, this allows the tailgate to be close to the ground . when i get the head started up into the bed it automatically starts to go back the normal position as the deer gets pulled farther into the bed. it works great when im by myself, and it works great when i do have somebody else there as well because its so much cleaner than wrestling a bloody rut stinking deer.

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#6982465 - 12/04/17 02:51 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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I am not sure if I have a picture, but we have a couple of "S" shaped hoists we put in the trailer hitch. After trying to lug a dadgum 150lb hog 300 yards (before I had the ranger.. lol)... we got 'smarter'.

BUT.. that setup is a lot nicer than ours.

Russ
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#6982501 - 12/04/17 03:25 PM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: FiremanJG]
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Looks good!

I have a mahindra and we started there with the mounting, but the cable didnít clear the bed when it was up.

Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I like it!

I'm thinking I will mount a winch to a male receiever tube. Then have a female on the front bumper, one on the roof like this, and of course the one at the rear. Winch can be plugged in where ever it is needed.


I have a receiver mounted to the roof and a winch that mounts to any ball.

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#6983423 - 12/05/17 06:51 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: scot]
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Can you just throw a rope over the roof connected to a winch on the front bumper?

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#6983574 - 12/05/17 08:39 AM Re: Loading Game Into Polaris Ranger Idea [Re: ChrisB]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Can you just throw a rope over the roof connected to a winch on the front bumper?


I canít in mine because of the front light bar.
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