Bowkaddy Meets Polaris Ranger
you're a serious off-road enthusiast, then you are familiar with the new brands
and styles of all-terrain vehicles hitting the trails these days. One of
particular popularity is the Ranger, made by Polaris. There is even a
www.prcforum.com, dedicated to owners and fans of Polaris Rangers. Similar machines
include the Yamaha Rhino, Arctic Cat Prowler and John Deere Gator. These
fearless vehicles have been well-received by people seeking more space and
load capacity than conventional ATV's. Despite the obvious
differences between the likes of Polaris Rangers and the likes of Honda Foremans
or Yamaha Grizzlies, there is one blunt similarity - carrying a bow securely and practically
on any of these outfits is, well...difficult. While a bow case is mandated in select states and
provinces, many people outside of these jurisdictions welcome the possibility of
care-free bow transportation. That is, to say, with all the safety
and security of a case...without the case!
Below are some photos taken recently
by a Pennsylvanian bowhunter who sought a way to transport his Hoyt on his
Polaris Ranger without a bulky case monopolizing his precious load area.
After some back and forth communication with Alaris Concepts, he decided that
the best solution was...Bowkaddy!
Fabricating a mounting plate from an
aluminum step, the innovative outdoorsman was able to create a solid mounting surface
for Bowkaddy. The plate was designed to span the distance between the two
center rear roll bars. The vertical position had to provide
adequate clearance between the Ranger box and the bow while retaining adequate
rear visibility. Once in place, the base of Bowkaddy
was fastened to the center of the aluminum plate with the hardware provided.
Within minutes his Hoyt was resting securely in the capable grips of Bowkaddy.
As you can see, without a large case
to carry along, there is much more room available for other important gear.
Also, your bow is protected from damage and is immediately accessible from above
the cargo area. No need to dig through a heap of equipment to reach your
bow, wasting (sometimes) precious time. If "spot and stalk" is your game,
boost your odds with Bowkaddy!
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