Edited by irinman2424, 23 August 2007 - 07:12 AM.
2 Man Ladder Tree Stand
Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:50 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:47 AM
I'll be perfectly honest the Two-Man ladder stand thing has always made me nervous. They've got to be incredibly difficult to put up. They all look very top heavy. Putting up a ladder stand or taking it down is the most dangerous thing about them. Honestly, I stretch the limits of most single man ones anyway and an extra person in one even designed for such scares the heck out of me.
For taking kids along I'm a way bigger fan of big pop-up ground blinds for two
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:13 PM
so there is alot of things to consider with a 2 man vs. a 1 man stand
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:48 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:52 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:55 PM
A 500 pound rating means it will most likely support more. I've had my father-in-law and my son in ours and it's rated at 300 pounds. I'd say with them in it, it was about that. They didn't think it was unstable at all.
Edited by Charles, 23 August 2007 - 07:58 PM.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 08:41 AM
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:39 PM
1) They are VERY sturdy and solid once set up. They are the only stands I've ever felt comfortable being in. ( I'm not crazy about heights)
2) Some come with the cammo skirting to hang from the rails which hides a lot of movement or you can buy it for about $20 if it doesn't come with it
3)The bench seat has a fairly comfortable cushion
4) They are awesome if you hunt with a youngster or a lady
5)If like me and Jason, we sometimes hunt together out of one but more often alone, then you have room next to you to set your pack or gear rather than have to hang it from something
6) Because they are so solid ( Two ratchet straps, we added the extra one ourselves, one at the base of the platform and one at the top attatched to the railing, and a brace from the ladder to the tree. ) they are very quiet.
7)For $20 you can get an umberela that attatches to the tree above you to keep sun, rain and snow off of you.
8) At right at $100 they are one heck of a good value
9) You can both rifle and bow hunt from it with equal ease
In short, the benifits far out weigh any draw backs. Heck, if ease of set up is an issue then buy a climber. But if you want a good value and a very stable stand with lots of room and comfort the the "buddy" stand is almost impossible to beat. We also have a heavy duty locking cable to discourage thieves. However we had one stolen by animal rights yahoos that took a hack saw and destroyed the stand to get it down. The one mentioned that rolled around the tree was the fault of who ever set it up, not a flaw with the stand. We've had ours in place for 5 years and never had it shift an inch. We make a point of inspecting the straps to insure there's no wear or slack in them. Just a common sense thing to do. As to set up we do it like this; you judge how far from the tree the base of the ladder should be. One person puts their foot at the base to keep it from sliding while the other two walk the ladder up till the stand is against the tree. They while two hold the ladder steady, the third person climbs to the platform and ratchets the base to the tree. He then climbs down and we attatch the brace from the ladder to the tree. It will be fairly stable then and one of us climb up and pui ihe other ratchet strap around the tree and attatched to the top of railing. The add a chain or locking cable and you're good to go. It takes us about 15 minutes start to finish.
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