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Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades

Posted By: Jsullivanj

Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 06/30/21 01:22 PM

Looked yesterday and today but I could not find anything on the forums, but has anyone replaced the cheap nylon (?) straps on their ladder stand with cables, such as vinyl/pvc coated stainless steel or galvanized cable for long term ladder stands?
Posted By: kmon1

Re: Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 06/30/21 04:29 PM

Haven't done that but have used rachet straps which are good for several years and can be loosened as the tree grows. Also had some that used a chain with a mini load binder.
Posted By: MoTex

Re: Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 06/30/21 09:36 PM

I use ratchet straps, but check them frequently. They rot and squirrels will chew them!
Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 06/30/21 11:42 PM

We used chain and small boomers to attach treestands to the trees. They would work good for ladder stands also.
Posted By: Jsullivanj

Re: Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 06/30/21 11:52 PM

Thank you all for the replies
Posted By: TPACK

Re: Ladder Stand Strap Upgrades - 07/24/21 08:39 PM

I took down a ladder tree stand that had been there for about 10 years but not used in 7 years. The tree was holding it up because the limbs had grown around it . I am going to get some new ratchet straps and put it on my new lease to hunt out of. All of the straps were rotten and had fell off.
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