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ATV Front rack for wood cutting/pics

Post in 'The Gear' started by bogydave, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    ffjake & lukem gave me the idea to make a rack for the ATV set up for wood cutting.
    40" X 34" , Almost as wide as the ATV.
    Attached with conduit wall clamps & some bungees will also hole it in place.
    Used some big washers & screwed on a milk crate.
    Cut a 1/4 moon shape in a 2X4 for two 5 gallon buckets, not to slide.
    made a bar clamp for the saw.
    A few bungees & it holds more "stuff" to take in the woods.
    I started laughing, I look like Quads headed to the woods LOL. :) But I have a cant-hook :)

    Will also work as a work bench for saw sharpening etc.
    Need a smaller/better gas can, I think metal, the plastic ones swell up & vapors escape.
    Pics:
    100_7404.JPG 100_7407.JPG 100_7403.JPG 100_7398.JPG
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  2. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    HAHA! You need a ROUND gas can to make it complete!
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Here's mine....a little messy! IMG00765-20120418-0745.jpeg
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  4. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    Looks good, might add a velcro strap through the handle of the saw..

    on a side note.. I came in here thinking "well, how much wood could he carry on the front rack.." lol
  5. lukem

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    I'm considering making some rails that permanently attach to the front rack. I would dado out some grooves for the plywood bottom to slide into, kinda like a primitive drawer slide...and make it slide in from the side so stop and go doesn't come into play...I don't want it to be a PITA to remove...no tools required. I would have a latch or pin to keep if from sliding side to side. The plywood base will have a saw-sized box to hold the powerhead snugly in place, same for gas, same for oil...and one bungee that goes over the top of all of them to secure. I will probably permanently attach one shortened 5 gallon bucket (with drainage holes) or a crate to the plywood to hold odds and ends. I keep my tools and whatnot in my rear bag so I don't need much "storage".
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thanks
    I'm sure it'll change some as I use it. Modify it as I find what works for me.
    I don't carry everything into the woods, saw, gas, oil, grapple, chain, cant hook & some tools.
    I had a piece of 3/4 plywood that just needed trimmed to fit, so I made it big enough to have a place to gas up & sharpen the saw.
    The metal ATV racks are nice to strap stuff to, but the plywood gives me a flat surface to hook stuff & modify as needed.
    A few screws & it comes off.
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