Single Vertical Post Stand Bracket Guidelines
Assembly and Attachment Instructions
Start by removing the bolt and the “V” shaped stand-off from the rear near the top of your tree stand. This stand-off will be replaced by our bracket and will serve the purpose of contacting the tree in conjunction with our tree bracket. We will also be utilizing the hole from which you removed the bolt. The bolt we use is the 5/16” X 4”, the bolt is inserted through a flat washer, then through the hole on the 1 ¾” square tube, a small square tube is then placed inside the 1 ¾” square tube with the bolt passing through the small square tube. (The purpose of this small square to tube is to act as a “crush preventer” to ensure you do NOT over tighten the bolt when assembled) As the 4” bolt exits the 1 ¾” square tube it then enters the hold on the vertical post from where you removed the “upper stand-off” from the stand. As the bolt exits the vertical post another flat washer is added and a nyloc nut is placed and finger tightened.
Next the 2 flat ¼” plates are placed on each side of the 1 ¾” square tubes with the corresponding holes aligning. 2 – 5/16” X 2 ½” bolts are placed through the upper holes joining the flat plates to the vertical post of the stand. Washers should be placed on both bolts on the outsides of the square tube prior to attaching a nyloc nut and finger tightening the nuts. (The purpose of the flat washers are to allow for distribution of stress on the square tube and to allow for even tightening of the bolt heads and nuts)
Next place the two ⅛” nylon spacers, 1 on each side to fill the void between the flat bars and your original vertical post of your stand. Hold each spacer in place while you place the 2 – 5/16” X 3” bolts through the remaining holes of the flat plate. Place a flat washer on each side outside of the flat plates and capture the vertical square post of your stand within the space between the bolts and the 1 ¾” square tube. Place a nyloc nut finger tight to hold everything in place.
Lastly, join the stand bracket to the tree bracket and place a 5/16” pin or padlock through the hole that provides the locking / joining of the 2 units together. Once the pin or padlock are in place, you can now tighten all of the bolts and nuts. Remember to tighten them evenly to maintain alignment for installation of the combined units on the tree.
Double Vertical Post Tree Stand Bracket Guidelines
Attaching your stand bracket to your tree stand
Start by unbolting and removing the top “V” shaped stand-off from your stand, our bracket will replace and serve the purpose of contacting and locking your stand onto the tree.
If you have a double vertical post stand, our bracket MUST be attached and mounted in the upper most location on those vertical posts. (The bracket MUST be attached and contained in the upper 5” as measured from the top of the vertical posts)
Place the long flat slotted arms of the angles against the backside vertical posts of the tree stand, insert the enclosed U-bolts through the machined slots of the angle placing the threaded legs of the U-bolt on each side of the vertical post of your stand. The square tube should be on the back side of your tree stand and will be closest to the tree when in use. Place a flat washer over each threaded U-bolt leg and spin a nut onto the ends of the U-bolt. Repeat this 4 times utilizing both levels of the bracket to capture both vertical legs of the stand. Ensure the bracket is mounted as high as possible on the vertical tubes/legs of the stand and confirm the bracket is contained in the upper 5” of the vertical legs of the stand. Check the mounting position for level and begin to tighten the nuts on the U-bolts. The nuts should be snug and tight, but use caution, DO NOT over tighten to the point where the threads of the bolts or nuts may become stripped, stressed or fractured. When all the nuts are uniformly tight, place a lock nut over the end of each U-bolt and tighten until they meet the first nut snugly. Once again DO NOT over tighten. The nyloc nuts will keep the first nut from loosening.
You may wish to put your stand bracket and tree bracket back together to ensure proper hole alignment by inserting the 5/16” pin in the open hole that holds/locks the two units together prior to hanging the bracket on the tree. Please keep in mind our tolerances are very tight to eliminate movement and noise in your hunting setup.
Tree Bracket Assembly
Assembly of your stand bracket and your tree bracket are very basic, however, just like most assembly instructions you have read before…..Do NOT tighten until the brackets are fully assembled. Our manufacturing process is held to very strict and tight tolerances, it you don’t have everything aligned before you tighten you will become frustrated. There are good reasons we make these brackets with such close tolerances. Our close and tight fit is QUIET, Strong and Universal / Interchangeable.
Start with the 1″ x 5/18″ hex bolts, place 1-3″x 3″ angle on the flat bar, align the 2 – 5/16″ holes of the angle with the corresponding holes in the flat bar. ( the 3/8″ hole in the flat bar is the top edge) The leg of the angle with 9 holes should be projecting toward you. Place the 1″ bolts through the angle leg holes and then through the flat bar holes, start the nyloc nuts on the bolts finger tight and duplicate the same process with the second 3″ x 3″ angle on the opposing side of the flat bar.
Next you will select the eye bolt and 1 nyloc nut. Put 1 flat washer on the eye bolt select one of the three bottom holes ( The hole choice of the eye bolt should be based upon the length of your tree stand platform “stand-offs”, these are the “V” shaped parts that make contact with the tree) If your stand has short stand-offs, 3″ or less you will likely put the eye bolt in the hole closest to the flat bar, i.e., the back of the mount. This general rule applies to straight trees, if your tree is leaning, then the middle hole for 3″ or shorter stand-offs. As you put the eye bolt in the hole you select, through the bottom hole of the 1 1/2″ square tube, pass the eye bolt fully through the square tube all the way through the second angle and out the side where the second flat washer will go over the eye bolt threads, now place the nyloc nut on the eye bolt and finger tighten. ( If your stand has “stand-offs” longer than 3″, you will use the middle bottom hole for straight trees and if your tree is leaning, you will likely use the third bottom hole, furthest from the tree and flat bar for the eye bolt)
Keep in mind the goal is to achieve a level platform and be in tight contact with the tree with the platform stand-offs.