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Pulling Harness?


#1

I was looking at Ironmind's "Draft Horse Pulling Harness". I have been pulling a heavy sled that has handles, but was thinking about getting a harness. Ironminds is priced at $219.95

Thats a shitload of money! Is there anywhere I can get a good harness cheaper? Also is their harness all that worthwhile?


#2

Try a webbing tow strap. You can take 2 short ones and cross them over your shoulders like a ghetto harness. I have this one http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-webbing-sling-44847.html


#3

APT also has one for about $70: http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/144855


#4

It's a little tricky to describe, but I made a harness out of a tow strap by tying the middle around a large quick link and running the ends back through the link. It makes two loops you can throw on like rucksack straps that way.


#5

Have you looked into deer dragging harnesses?


#6

thanks for the ideas guys! no I haven't looked into deer harnesses but I will now.


#7

Most Deer Drag Harness' are NOT made very big, Most might not be the right purchase for built folks. However, most can be purchased for under $10 so you could try it out without losing to much


#8

Iron minds products are very good quality, that harness will serve you well and I have no doubt it will last many many years.

Do you have a buddy you could go halvsies with?


#9

I would go with iron mind, quality is good


#10

You might try tying a double loop bowline. I use that, although I dont go particularly heavy compared to you fellas, it is free to try if you already have a rope.


#11

I clip a chain to the metal ring on my spud belt and use that as a harness for some drags.