SAPSUCKER INSTRUCTIONS

LADDER INSTRUCTIONS

SET-UP IN THE FIELD

Unpack all contents from shipping box.

This will include:

 

  • Platform Base
  • 2 Side Rails
  • Top Rail
  • Gun Rest
  • Bench
  • Box with Hardware, Gun Rest Stops and Plastic Plugs

Optional Items Include:

Branch holders, gun rest, bow holder

  1. Attach the 2 Side Rails to the Platform using the four 3 ½” in hex head bolts (finger tight). Determine if you desire the Top Rail to be at 28” to allow for archery hunting or at 36” to allow for rifle/crossbow hunting.
  2. Attach the Top Rail using the 2 ½“ hex head bolts (finger tight)
  3. Attach the Bench using the 2 ½“ hex head bolts (finger tight)
  4. Tighten all connections at this time.
  5. Attach the Gun Rest to Top Rail using the ¼” clevis pins.
  6. For archery set-­‐up -­‐ attach Gun Rest Stops to Gun Rest using the 1 ½” hex head bolts.
  7. Insert Plastic Stops in openings to prevent water build-­‐up.
  8. Attach optional items purchased using hardware provided.

Ladder Instructions

1. Un-pack ladder pieces

2. The hardware is attached to one of the ladder pieces. There are 4 steel sleeves and their bolts. There are two 2 ½ bolts with washers that are used to attach the ladder to the base.

3. Position the steel sleeves onto ladder sections lining up the holes and attach with the bolts provided.

 

Purchase the following materials from your local lumber yard:

 

  • Four 4x4 posts of desired height
  • Eight 2x4 for bracing
  • Four 2” lag screws
  • 24” earth anchor and a ratchet strap
  • A box of 3” deck screws

 

Take assembled stand to desired set-­‐up location and follow directions below:

 

  1. Turn stand on its side and insert the 4x4 posts
  2. Using a hammer, start the 2” lag screws and then tighten with a ratchet or impact wrench
  3. Lift stand and walk it up until all four legs are touching the ground
  4. Screw the 2x4 bracing pieces on in a crossing pattern. Use a ladder to attach the top screws.
  5. Level stand by digging down the high side(s) until level
  6. Screw in the earth anchor in center of ground under the stand and attach the ratchet strap and tighten.
  7. Attach ladder to the mounting brackets on base of the stand

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