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Old 09-10-2019, 01:41 PM
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Default Small Welding Repair to Deer hoist

Buddy of mine who I help on his deer lease had a deer hoist that he bought bent in half right where it sections together...

not quite sure of the design, but it's made of 2" square tubing and then had a pipe tack welded in through the center of the tubing. I assume the reason for the round pipe in the center and its general design is so you can lock it in place but yet pull the pin and swing it around to help load the deer in the back of the truck, which I am just assuming that is it's intended design.

Anyway, I figured the pipe was welded at the top of the tubing solid in place crapy at best, took me a bit to get it cut loose there and then tacked at the connecting end that appears to have been broke for quite some time.

the pipe going through this thing is prolly the weak point being when heavyweight is applied it starts to kink and bend till it folds over.

So I replaced it with a heavier thick wall pipe to circumvent that, and still keeps is function or ability to spin if need be.

Took the mag drill and used a suggested set up methods from digr and Chris and drilled the square tubing in two places through both sides of the tubing.
then stuck the pipe in and plug welded it in place, so that if it ever folded over again, It could be drill out and the pipe removed and replace it again, easy enough I would think.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:14 AM
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Glad to see that you made it back to the shop. Repair looks like it will hold up, til he hangs an elk.


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Old 09-11-2019, 10:29 AM
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Looks good from up here!!
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:11 PM
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Glad to see that you made it back to the shop. Repair looks like it will hold up, til he hangs an elk.


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Yeah if he hangs an elk off it, well it will prolly scream and holler to like he did when it folded over the first time, plus I don't think the little ATV it mounts to could handle it either.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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Good looking repair.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:01 PM
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Repair should work quite well to support those little deer you have in Texas.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:37 AM
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Repair should work quite well to support those little deer you have in Texas.
Just depends on where you hunt in Texas as to the size of the deer woodland deer here are usually small city deer are short and fat high desert deer are variable in size and weight but for the most part not too small... and then you have in some parts free-range imported/exotic/transplant deer, them "escapes" that are populating some good herds not to mention other larger imported/exotic/transplant game. Like red stag, Sika, etc.
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