Project "Battle Wagon" Mobile deer blind

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  1. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    I had posted about this in my property tour thread, but I thought it may reach a few more folks here as well. Sorry about the wind noise and the lack of a more professional quality level of the video.....

     
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    Similar set up.

    These are nice on wet days.


    Rusty
     
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    I agree Rusty. The enclosed blind has a lot of advantages....but mobility wasn't one of them. Turns out where there is a will there is a way (at least to some extent) and putting them on wheels can be a real advantage. Looks like you got an old hay wagon there. I toyed with the idea of taking the metal hopper off of ours and building the "stand"....but I figured that was just more work and materials..... You have some sort of "foot" on them outriggers or they just stuck in the soil?
     
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    They are just “stuck in the mud”. They were inspired by the first war wagon I helped build. It wasn’t attached to the running gear very well and blew off in a good wind.

    We had 60 mph gusts last Thurs/Fri, so it looks as if the wings are doing their job.


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    I have been happy with the addition of them as well on my project. I was worried that mine would simply get driven into the soil and not really provide much benefit if I just "stuck them in the dirt".
     
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    Looks good J Bird. Thanks for posting the video.

    Wayne
     
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    I have photos of the actual build on my land tour thread if your interested for some reason. I felt the video would help demonstrate that I'm not entirely crazy and there was/is a method for my madness! My wife was not a fan of the project, yet this morning she told me where 2 more wagons are for sale..... I may end up with a fleet before it's all said and done!
     

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