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post #1 of 17 Old 04-10-2019, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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How to mount my "stick pickers"?

My wife and I frequently use our old Gator (2002 4x2 Trail Gator) to cruise around our property to pick up sticks prior to mowing. We use Arcmate "EZ reacher" pickup tools, which I buy at Lowes or Wal-Mart and they work very well. Only problem we have is where to stash them when not in use. They usually end up between the seats, getting in the way of the hand brake and the gear shift knob. I've been thinking of a way to mount them out of the way using something like mop/broom brackets but wondered if somebody had already figured out a good way to solve the problem. They need to be out of the way, but within easy reach. Any suggestions? Thanks...

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Just a thought have you considered a gun rack or JD does offer a Tool Rack However Im not certain of the mounting options available for your application.

Kolpin makes some quality gun racks that are affordable.

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Thought about a gun rack, but have not researched. I will look at what Kolpin has. Thanks.
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Thought about a gun rack, but have not researched. I will look at what Kolpin has. Thanks.


Do you have a metal bed or plastic bed with a tube on top of the bed rail, Im guessing you do not have a cab?

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My wife and I frequently use our old Gator (2002 4x2 Trail Gator) to cruise around our property to pick up sticks prior to mowing. We use Arcmate "EZ reacher" pickup tools, which I buy at Lowes or Wal-Mart and they work very well. Only problem we have is where to stash them when not in use. They usually end up between the seats, getting in the way of the hand brake and the gear shift knob. I've been thinking of a way to mount them out of the way using something like mop/broom brackets but wondered if somebody had already figured out a good way to solve the problem. They need to be out of the way, but within easy reach. Any suggestions? Thanks...
I have a piece of 3" PVC pipe with a cap that is mounted off of the drivers seat about even with the back rest. I keep my "graboid" in there and I also use it to keep my spray wand when I am spraying fence lines.

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Thought about a gun rack, but have not researched. I will look at what Kolpin has. Thanks.


Do you have a metal bed or plastic bed with a tube on top of the bed rail, Im guessing you do not have a cab?
Metal bed (with a plastic liner). No cab. This is an "old style" gator. 4x2 with Kawasaki 10hp engine.
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My wife and I frequently use our old Gator (2002 4x2 Trail Gator) to cruise around our property to pick up sticks prior to mowing. We use Arcmate "EZ reacher" pickup tools, which I buy at Lowes or Wal-Mart and they work very well. Only problem we have is where to stash them when not in use. They usually end up between the seats, getting in the way of the hand brake and the gear shift knob. I've been thinking of a way to mount them out of the way using something like mop/broom brackets but wondered if somebody had already figured out a good way to solve the problem. They need to be out of the way, but within easy reach. Any suggestions? Thanks...


I have a piece of 3" PVC pipe with a cap that is mounted off of the drivers seat about even with the back rest. I keep my "graboid" in there and I also use it to keep my spray wand when I am spraying fence lines.


Nice, Do you have a photo ?

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I bought several rubber tool holders from Bass Pro that I mounted on the bed rails and the front brush guard.
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I will get one and post it for you all when I get back in town

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I will get one and post it for you all when I get back in town


Nice thanks

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i wonder if a magnet could get attached to the stick somehow so you can just reach back and have it get stuck to the bed, then just grab it off when its needed. if you had a roll bar there would be tons of possibilities too. Im stoked to mount my chainsaw to the roll bar but am in decision paralysis for the last 2 years with so many possibilities! so it lives on the floor, savage.



i need to get one of these picker up things, dont sell them in HD by me

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i need to get one of these picker up things, dont sell them in HD by me

Let me help spend your money

Vive Suction Cup Reacher Grabber - 32" Heavy Duty Mobility Grip Hand Aid - Handle Tool Light Bulb Remover, iPad Pickup, Long Handled Trash Litter Picker, Garbage Garden Nabber Extender - Handicap Arm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O47ILVA..._cE1SCb5N97DMZ

Not sure about the suction cup model above?

https://www.amazon.com/RMS-Rotating-.../dp/B002TJXW9Q

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i need to get one of these picker up things, dont sell them in HD by me
Arcmate makes a bunch of different models of the "grabbers". I usually buy them at Wal-Mart or Lowes, but I have also bought them directly from Arcmate at: https://arcmate.com. Downside is that they have plastic handles that tend to break after a lot of heavy use - HOWEVER, Arcmate tells me they carry a lifetime warranty. You have to pay shipping to send it back, but they cover shipping sending you a new one at no cost!
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Here are your pictures.



There is a hole in the ROPS that will fit a piece of 3/8" all thread perfect so no holes are drilled in the ROPS. I store it in the frame if I have the spray wand in the holder.
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