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Predator Platform broke on me last night

Dewey

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Appears so....
To be fair nothing about the standoff is different on the Gen 2. Pretty sure they are all the same except for the platform itself.

I continued my hunt and the platform was still plenty stable. Hopefully I can get a replacement standoff sent out this week since my rut vacation starts Wednesday for two weeks. If not I will have to swap a Lone Wolf bracket on for now.
 

Vtbow

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To be fair nothing about the standoff is different on the Gen 2. Pretty sure they are all the same except for the platform itself.

I continued my hunt and the platform was still plenty stable. Hopefully I can get a replacement standoff sent out this week since my rut vacation starts Wednesday for two weeks. If not I will have to swap a Lone Wolf bracket on for now.
Understood. Just seems to be another spot that needs to be beefed up.
 

Bigterp

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Thicker would no doubt be better. The bolt hole is obviously a weak point that will likely fail again.
I sold my gen 1 quite awhile ago & cant recall but the standoff appears to be cast aluminum as well. Is that correct?? If so that’s an easy remedy. Can’t think of any other mfrs that have a cast v bracket though.......
 

DanO

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Does anyone know if @DanO machined part would be a direct replacement for the one that is breaking?
Pretty sure it does as long as the post is 1.25". Since the post is cast though, there could be some minor filing required.
 

Dewey

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To be fair nothing about the standoff is different on the Gen 2. Pretty sure they are all the same except for the platform itself.

I continued my hunt and the platform was still plenty stable. Hopefully I can get a replacement standoff sent out this week since my rut vacation starts Wednesday for two weeks. If not I will have to swap a Lone Wolf bracket on for now.
New standoff is on it’s way. :)
 

ricky racer

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I used my Predator this last weekend and because of an irregularity in the tree, only half of the upper bracket made contact with the tree. It still locked up rock solid.

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