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ridgeback740

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PostSubject: Trapping Vehicle   Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:46 pm

Well, I got my new trapping vehicle today. An Arctic Cat 700 TRV (picture to follow soon). Bobcats, watch out next season. Will start scouting in the next couple of days and get to know the machine and the new country. Just for giggle and grins, how about everyone posting their trapping machines on here. I've got a good idea on how I want to set it up, but I'm open to suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:02 pm

2007 yamaha rhino, i have added a canvas cab with doors and a 12 volt heater


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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:28 pm

Cool ride. Do you trailer it to your trapline?
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:22 pm

no, i just get in it and go, i usually start checking cages within 1/2 mile of my house, then run my whole line in it, it isnt as fast as a truck, but it gets way better gas milage than my 1/2 ton 4x4, i also use it to check my oil wells with too
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:55 am

You have oil wells in Kansas? Did not know there was oil there. I work in North Dakota in the oil fields at a man camp as the head of security/camp safety officer and in charge of billeting. Many years as the housing sgt. at the prison gave me experience in billeting. Are the wells yours or you just in charge of checking and maint. on them?
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 am

i contract pump them for a company, then i relief pump for another pumper on the weekends, around thirty wells i take care of on a part time basis, ther are quite a few wells in kansas, i mainly work down in ellis county relief pumping, there are alot of companies drilling right now, i see rigs all the time around here, nothing like the boom up there, i talked to a guy who works for hess tanks, they are building a plant up there to build tanks up there, as they are trucking tanks up the every week now from kansas
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:50 am

Yea, Hess, Haliburton, Nabors, Weatherford, Slumberger are just a few of the companies here that I worked around up on the North Slope. Well, have fun on that ride of yours, enjoy the summer scouting with you boy and don't let the inmates get to you. I'm going out scouting today for a while, can't ever scout too much.
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:34 pm

I work for Kennametal and we make hardfacing welding rods that we sell to some of those company's. Good to hear they are drilling away!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:54 pm

I have 2 trapping rigs. My Honda Foreman 2004 with almost 10,000 miles. It has paid for itself many times over. It has been a great quad and has never let me down. I added a large box on the front with gun rack. It has a seat on the back with storage too. The second is my 2007 Polaris Ranger that I only use when snow is deep or I have some friends that want to go? Great machine and very comfortable. No additions for trapping on this rig.Oh by the way that is a 39lb Tom he streched 49" [img][/img][img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:44 pm

Ok, I see that I need a few hundred of those bobcats for my fourwheeler. I've been wondering how I would mount a gun rack on it, and this isn't a bad idea. Does it get much mud and snow on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:04 pm

Not bad when up front like that. Bad weather I just spray WD-40 on it and that will work till I can get it cleaned up.
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:09 pm


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Here is the new machine. Haven't taken it for a ride yet as it has been raining and I didn't want to get wet and it muddy Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:15 pm

nice ride ridgeback, i carry a heritage rough rider single action pistol on my belt in the holster for yotes, use to carry my rifle, got tired of cleaning it all the time like bucks said, this stays cleaner and i have a free hand till i need to dispatch, and 1 less thing to carry back
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:43 pm

I have a Winchester 22-250 I would like to carry with me as there are a lot of coyotes (gas money) out in my trapping area. I have a Ruger Mark 1 with a 5.5 bull barrel for a side arm that I carry in a shoulder holster for those that need a bullet. I would like to protect the rifle as I have a 6X-24X with a BDC scope on it and I can write my name with it at 150 yards, and don't want to knock it off and have to try and resight it. Thinking a hard case mounted across the front rack like Bucks has his. Still, I'm open to suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:22 pm

That is one sharp looking ride ridge!! You will have to catch some cats to pay for that one???
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:14 pm

get a kolplin, here us a link


http://www.summitracing.com/search/brand/Kolpin-Outdoor/Part-Type/Gun-Cases/?Ns=Rank|Asc&mbid=600105&gclid=CIOUmMSe6q4CFbAEQAodbCxnKA
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:53 pm

Here's mine. 550 Yamaha Grizzly with EPS and EFI. Rides like a dream with the power steering.
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:03 pm

As you get older, the power steering is a really nice thing to have. At the end of the day it sure is a lot easier on old shoulders. I need to save my shoulders for the fur shed....
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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:12 pm

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My '05 Polaris Sportsman 700

I promise it will not look Quite as Redneck next season..Some times you have to play the cards your dealt.
As soon as school is out the shop will be a flury of activity ( provided i don't coach football next season ) I already have my plans drawn up for a set of nice aluminum racks front and rear. Other than that it is a pleasure to ride .


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PostSubject: Re: Trapping Vehicle   Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:48 pm

Over the years, what would we have done without the good old milk crate. I've been using on off and on for 42 years now. My first trapline was run on a Honda 125 motorcycle with a rack on the back and a metal milk crate attached to it. Somewhere I have a photo, and I'll post it when I find it.
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