View Full Version : Ubee's deer hunting stand

11-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Ubee, you had said before you wanted one of our trucks for deer hunting and I posted a picture of one of our track vehicles. Here is how they use them for duck hunting!


11-05-2009, 03:07 PM
wow that is almost fully sumerged. Is the engine in that self contained thus being able to run under like that, or is it mount up high by the guy in the orange? Cool pictures!!

11-05-2009, 03:31 PM

11-05-2009, 05:44 PM
The engine is mounted on the deck right next to the cab. What you see next to the guy on the deck is the hydraulic tank.

11-05-2009, 05:57 PM
how does that thing stay stable enough to lift that boom up with a muddy bottom?

11-05-2009, 06:14 PM

11-05-2009, 07:37 PM
That is crazy!

11-05-2009, 07:43 PM
Is that in Wisconsin? If so, is it equiped with lifevests, oar, throwable......... and isn't that a "no wake" zone?

That is very cool, intake must be up high and got to be a diesel. ?

And what yamahauler noted, I wouldn't want to be up there when it starts to sink in.

11-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Ahhhhh.... Nobody else has noticed he's messing around with high voltage transmission lines while his "ladder" is parked in water? "Helloooo....OSHAAAA...."

That's either a nice photoshop job or a perfect example of natural selection.

Your call.

I wonder if I could interest them in a life insurance policy?


11-05-2009, 08:04 PM
I'm taking a guess the wires they are working on are not live and that they are running new lines due to the "wheels" mounted on the one tower.

11-05-2009, 08:11 PM
Ahaa, very observant, <font color="0000ff">racerx</font>! I think you&#39;ve got it!

11-05-2009, 10:23 PM
Guys work on live wires all the time. Not sure if in this picture they are live or not but the boom has two fiberglass sections in it and is insulated. So sorry, no photoshop and no OSHA, its standard work practice.

11-05-2009, 11:00 PM
I cannot wait until I get to do that kind of stuff. I decided to change careers and get into lineman/ utility work. Less than a year and a half to go and out of school and into the work force&#40;hopefully&#41;. My dad told me about a show he watched where they used helicopters to drop guys and service power lines from the air, now that would be cool.

11-06-2009, 12:31 AM
propjockey , did you notice the 20 ft. section of non conductive fiberglass boom ? the non conductive fiberglass bucket ? the 6 ft fiberglass section in the lower boom ? as stated before , normal work practices here too . when our track machine is down we have 16 ft jon boats and the guys climb with hooks . funny to see 4 boats tied off to the bottom of a pole in the middle of the lake .

11-06-2009, 07:03 AM
pretty cool

11-06-2009, 08:03 AM
Sweet truck - Water and Electricity, not so sweet.....

11-06-2009, 08:26 AM
Here is another way of using a truck for a treestand


Or if you want more comfort


As for fixing power lines, here is another method but im not sure its any safer!


11-08-2009, 03:57 AM
ELF, That is the true meaning of speacialized equipment!!When I was crossing the mightty Blatnic I saw industrial yard with a bunch of new boom/line trucks down on the lakefront. Its that your yard?

11-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Yep,thats us.

And I&#39;ll pull a Nash on you, it&#39;s Blatnik, not blatnic!

11-08-2009, 11:15 AM
They are &#34;clipping in&#34; a new transmission line, the wheels are dollies in which the new wire is pulled in, they are grabbing the wire with the jib, installing a string of bells and clipping in the new wire to the bells &#40;insulators&#41;,the line is de-energized and grounded. Can be done out of hooks but bucket trucks are jammed in anywhere they can get them, the orange jumper that you see hanging is attached to a cluster bar on the pole and to the conductor the lineman are working on, this keeps the grounded conductor and the pole at the same potential, this needs to be done because the lineman will be contacting the structure while the conductor is in their jib. Just my observation, not that anybody gives <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> or not.

11-08-2009, 12:25 PM
are the non- energized lines grounded because on induction? Also on the swamp machine,are the down FEET webbed.LOL Do you make any trucks for bride inspections? Lots of questions. I feel like FRNASH looking over my shoulder all the time now! lmao

11-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Yamahauler check out the 2nd pic, the swamp buggy has out riggers

11-08-2009, 06:42 PM
Yes, they are grounded because they could build up a hazardous voltage from induction, anytime a source of energy exist, i.e. induction, backfeed, accidental energizing, electrical storm in area, ect. ect. the line needs to be grounded to work as &#34;dead&#34;. If not properly grounded line cannot be worked as &#34;dead&#34;. Transmission lines are worked energized using hot sticks &#40;insulated fiberglass sticks with various attachments&#41;,this method can be done off the pole or from a bucket,or by bonding yourself&#40;while in insulated bucket, or hanging your <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> off a helicopter&#41;or your bucket directly to the high voltage line. This puts you at the same potential as the line.

11-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Wow ,wonder why Skylar didnt pull my post,says BRIDE INSPECTIONS. Should be BRIDGE INSPECTIONS,SORRY

11-08-2009, 10:26 PM
don&#39;t forget about gloving straight out of the bucket . handling the hot lines with rubber gloves and shoulder sleeves . SUPER dangerous job ! these guys don&#39;t get paid nearly enough ! Scottp , you must be a lineman , or supervisor ?

11-09-2009, 12:31 PM
Sweet! What’s the maximum fording depth on that rig?! Are all the drive train components snorkeled up to the engines air intake? Duck marsh buggy for sure!