Used treestand

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  1. joe_bow

    joe_bow Weekend Warrior

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    I'm about to buy a used LW Assault and LW sticks. This will be my first treestand. Any tips on what to check over when I go to pick it up?

    Thanks!
     
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    You buying it from me?

    I'd probably give the guy more money..!!!


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    Haha! I just want make sure I know what to look at since it is my first one. We can go over it together on Tues.
     
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    :lmao2:

     
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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Absolutely!!


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    cables, bolts and straps ....otherwise everything else is pretty much a non issue.
     
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    youngfart Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welds & Joints & squeaks,squeaks would be the biggest problem their hard to pinpoint when there is so many of them.
    Rocky
     
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    Lone Wolf stands don't squeak! haha
     
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    I just sold an Assault and 4 sticks locally. The guy buying was concerned about the steps (he read on AT about steps getting gouged from the stops), that the buttons weren't cracked (he also read on AT they crack) and the straps. You can check the washers under the step bolts, they have been known to crack. But really replacing those would be very inexpensive. These stands are cast so you could check for cracks in the castings, but there not really any weld joins to worry about. I am sure Swamp Stalker wouldn't sell his if it had any of these issues, I am just commenting on what that guy was looking for.
     
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    joe_bow Weekend Warrior

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    Ya - I'm sure he wouldn't sell something bogus. I was just curious what people look for because I've never bought one. I've hunted homemade and ladder stands. I know LW sells lots of replacement parts too.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty shady deal to me...LOL I would ask him to take you to his honey hole on opening morning so you can demo it before you buy...
     
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    It's a great stand, I love mine! And if you are buying it from Joe, than you have nothing to worry about! Good luck with it and enjoy it!
     
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    Maybe he will show me that spot in the woods to test it out...

    I'm lookin forward to having a stand finally.
     
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    Definitely look for wear and tear
     
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    Lol this^^


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    What's so funny about that? Check the welds, I have seen plenty of them busted before? One reason I won't use them or buy them used...
     
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    no welds on a lone wolf. It is cast aluminum.
     
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    Awesome to meet you today! Hope you enjoy the stand, and hope you kill a monster this year!


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    I wouldn't buy anything from Joe... ya just can't trust a grown man that is into fairies and unicorns...

    RUN
     
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    Great to meet you too! Hope this season is successful and that school goes well.
     

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