Had lots of fun with this one...
This year I decided to build my own Game Hoist
Ok I know my welding is not perfect but then again what ever is on it won't feel anything should a weld give way and it hit the ground...
It all started with an idea and a need....I'm getting old and don't want to lift 100+ lb game to the back of the truck
$8 for the square tubing, $12 for the 600 lb boat winch, $7 for the rope, $5 for the ulley and clevises, unprofessional welding was free by me, $10 for 4' metal pipe.
I made the lower half long enough to allow for the tailgate to come down and tall enough to clear the tailgate, even with a three inch body lift... I then inserted a round pipe to allow for a 360 degree turn of the upper half for easy dumping into the bed of the truck
Measurements are as follows; Lower tube from receiver to corner is 28", tube rising up from lower tube is 24", corner brace is 12" on the long side. The Metal pipe is 4' long, Top tube is 4 1/2 ft long then 24" for the top part and another 12" corner brace
The two sections are pined together to keep it in place for skinning or travel and easily unpinned for dumping into the bed
The top has the anchor as well as a pulley to allow for easier lifting. I lifted 250 lbs with two fingers. This can also be modified and un-anchored to allow you to backup and winch the game up or across any ditches, creeks or hills. Remember to work smart not hard right
Also attached to the top is an eye bolt with rope. This allows the gambrel to be tied or anchored to the post to allow whatever is hanging to be stationary for skinning and not keep turning left or right on you all the time. Also helps with swaying while traveling
The 600 lb Winch has a full spool of 1/2" rope. Enough rope to allow the gambrel to lay flat on the ground with a few feet to spare