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Need advice on UTV/game hoist combo #8180547 02/22/21 10:16 PM
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In the market for a UTV. Need seating for 4 people (wife and kids) and I'm tired of lifting hogs and other heavy animals by myself. I was looking at 2 general set-ups: (1) A Honda Pioneer 1000-5 with a front loading hoist (like the Ox Rack). Or (2) Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT with a bed wench like bowduploaders.com. Does anyone have experience with either set up?


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I have one similar to the bowduploader but it’s built into the headache rack on my Ranger. Pulls them right up into the tilted bed and the weight of the deer lowers the bed. Very easy and got me out of a jam on a 200+# Arkansas deer that I never would have been able to load by myself. The bowdup works the same just from a lower point. I think it would do everything you need it to.

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I have a Mule Pro-FXT and did it the poor man's way. Put one of these on the headache rack on the passenger side. Tilt the bed, hook it to the head and winch it up, Tilt it back down and swing the rear in. You could add one to the other side as well if you didn't want to do any lifting at all.

I can handle half a big deer, just not all of one.

https://www.harborfreight.com/manual-strap-winch-95541.html

My winch is bolted on vs. using the hanger that comes with it.

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Check out the hitch hoist from Monarch. Fits a 2" receiver. Really quality hoist, more so than some of their other products.

https://www.deerfeeder.com/product-page/misc-6

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If i remember to haul it to the lease, I stick a hitch hauler on the back of my canam defender. It makes it to where you only have to lift the animal about 18" off the ground, rather than into the bed. Then I dont have to mess with a winch or any other business. When not needed, just pull it off and lean it against the side of the house.

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Scored the Game Winner version of these at Academy a few years ago for @ $60.

They've been great. Don't have to lift the game very high and keeps blood out of the bed.

Game Rack

I believe Academy discontinued them but there are deals to be had, similar to the link I posted.

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Re: Need advice on UTV/game hoist combo [Re: utcb] #8182683 02/24/21 07:11 PM
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If you are on flat land then a simple game rack will work. If any hills/draws/inclines etc the rack can get caught or worse. If I am hunting by myself, I carry a receiver hoist winch with gambrel in the bed of the Mahindra. Most have settings that allow you to swing your game over the tailgate and right into the bed of UTV.


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I use a receiver hitch winch with a gambrel too. Got it at Sportsmans Guide years ago. I'll put the gambrel through the back legs and winch up enough to field dress, then swing it around and into the bed of the truck. Such a back saver.

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Originally Posted by utcb
In the market for a UTV. Need seating for 4 people (wife and kids) and I'm tired of lifting hogs and other heavy animals by myself. I was looking at 2 general set-ups: (1) A Honda Pioneer 1000-5 with a front loading hoist (like the Ox Rack). Or (2) Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT with a bed wench like bowduploaders.com. Does anyone have experience with either set up?


Mule is a lot more comfortable for 4 people.

I dumped bed, tied head to corner of Head rack, then tilt it back.


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Bucees used to carry a nice receiver mounted game hoist w/winch. It was rated for about 250lbs. Second the Mule Pro.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I use a receiver hitch winch with a gambrel too. Got it at Sportsmans Guide years ago. I'll put the gambrel through the back legs and winch up enough to field dress, then swing it around and into the bed of the truck. Such a back saver.



This, about 2 years ago bought mine from Walmart $99.

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Went with a drill powered wench and a D ring on my Teryx. Also useful for other tasks.

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Originally Posted by utcb
..........Or (2) Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT with a bed wench............


I sure wouldn’t be able to focus on anything else if I had a wench in my bed.


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This is my setup. Harbor Freight winch and I mounted a roller fairlead on the Yutrax ATV/UTV trailer. Also have the Monarch game hoist (which swivels), so you swing your game into your truck bed.
Works slicker than snot.

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