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trapping out of a side x side #6350069
10/17/18 07:43 PM
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Looking for ideas on how you set up your side by side for trapping. I was going to put most gear in milk crates and a trapping bag. Any other ideas from your experience on the line?




Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350125
10/17/18 08:37 PM
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What brand of machine? I got a ranger that I built a box on top of the bed to double storage space. Under the box I got drawers for extra lures and other misc stuff as well as enough room for my tool bag to keep it out of the weather. I got all my traps in totes and can just throw them in the top box.


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350126
10/17/18 08:38 PM
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We built a rack that sits about 6 inches above the bed. It is a square tubing frame with the small expanded metal wire for the sides and bottom. We carry traps etc. in the top and the catch goes in the bottom.

Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350132
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I also have a ranger. Do you guys have any pics? Wildkaat, I actually thought about a top box. Kinda like a truck cap.




Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350138
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Milk creates and 5 gallon buckets and a piece of pvc tube for steaks is what i use.

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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350208
10/17/18 10:13 PM
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Milk crates and toats for traps and such, buckets for stakes.


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350530
10/18/18 10:03 AM
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Totes for traps, 5 gallon buckets for wax sand. Snare bag , death ray will fit between. Use a cargo carrier in the receiver hitch for catch. It folds when not in use.

Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6350616
10/18/18 12:08 PM
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I will get some pictures later today and see if I can upload them


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: Wildkaat] #6350650
10/18/18 01:07 PM
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I have a mule pro FX. I took a couple 2x4s cut length of the bed, so when the tail gate is shut they wont move. Cut 4 more and screwed to each corner. Left about 4" of room and put a sheet of OSB to fit on top of them. Then I put another 2x4 on its side and screwed it down and another sheet of OSB on top. I cut out a place for a tub of traps, a round hole for a couple buckets. My shovel and hammer go under it. Each one has a couple eye bolts and strap that hold it in place. The cost it a sheet of OSB and a 2x4.. a little paint helps make look better.


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6351166
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Mine is a John Deere Gator 850i.


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361257
10/30/18 07:38 PM
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Finally getting the Ranger setup for trapping. Thanks for all the input. Ken





Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361279
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Nice ideas. I would like to see more photos.

Goldnut - that looks good. Does the box loaded make it feel top heavy? What are the pvc snorkels? Plywood on the roof to release unintendeds or critter carrier?

I have a heavy duty plastic tool box in the bed that is actually a little too large. But it keeps important stuff dry and out of sight. I always carry a 1 gallon can of diesel fuel in case I run out and a jumper pack in case the battery gets low from too many stops and starts. Those two items prevent worries.

Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361283
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Milk crates suck, chains fall through get stuck, dirt, rain and ect get on everything

Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361287
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Ill get more pics tomorrow. It doesnt feel top heavy at all. All the traps are in the bed in milk crates. PVC pipes are what i use as bait holders, I put them just a foot in the water and place a trap at the base. Plywood on the roof IS the roof! I couldnt see spending 300 bucks on a plastic one! LOL I did think I might put some kind of rail on it to use as a carrier. I like your idea of a jumper pack.




Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: Tactical.20] #6361291
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Originally Posted By: Tactical.20
Milk crates suck, chains fall through get stuck, dirt, rain and ect get on everything


Tac, What do you use?




Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361318
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Do they make a cap for a Ranger? Man I really hunting/trapping out of my Ranger now if I could just keep the rain off my gear.


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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361334
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I use aluminum tool boxes, switching from plastic pick up tool boxes
If I knew how to post pictures I would show you

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Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: scalloper] #6361348
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Originally Posted By: scalloper
Do they make a cap for a Ranger? Man I really hunting/trapping out of my Ranger now if I could just keep the rain off my gear.


https://www.sidebysidestuff.com/camper-t...e-800-crew.html




Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361416
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I agree about milk crates no good because of the chain issue and traps do not stay clean. I use clean plastic buckets with the snap on collars and screw in lids with rubber gaskets.

Please explain more about the bait holder snorkels. I am intrigued. Like a pipe dream set in water. What do you use them to catch?

Nice job on the roof, that is a great idea. I have a friend who has a Gator. He made an entire cab from used plywood. All cuts made with a chainsaw. Where there would be a windshield is very small, like looking out a small window. It is incredibly ugly.

Even though it is too big, I like the tool box in the bed. It keeps tools and gear clean and dry. It contains tow straps and a large old USA made aluminum come along, chainsaw, can of diesel fuel, the jumper pack, and many other essentials. 2 kolpin sealed padded gun boot cases are mounted on the headache rack. Usually alone so a dry bag of personal gear on the seat next to me.

Using a side by side for trapping is really a luxury. I would like to see more photos of other guy setups too. I do not know how to post photos either.

Re: trapping out of a side x side [Re: goldnut] #6361464
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Originally Posted By: goldnut
Originally Posted By: scalloper
Do they make a cap for a Ranger? Man I really hunting/trapping out of my Ranger now if I could just keep the rain off my gear.


https://www.sidebysidestuff.com/camper-t...e-800-crew.html


This would be sooooome nice. Great for icefishing too. I was hoping they made a hard top from plastic.


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