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Ol Man Treestands
 

Ol Man Treestands

Prior to moving forward with this narrative remember there are many things the average whitetail hunter isn’t aware of when shopping for the perfect treestand. Get ready, as I literally dissect each and every aspect to consider when considering the purchase of a whitetail treestand which include, seat, durability, brace height, footrest, platform, material, dimensions, safety, price, and many other aspects that one overlooks when he or she doesn’t do his homework. We will also discuss strategies for hunting from different types of treestands. Because I am partial to Ol Man Treestands, we will take a look at a brief history and future plans of Ol Man Treestands. While one might assume that this article is focused on Ol Man Treestands products, this is a must read article due to strategies surrounding the usages of different types of treestands from Ol Man Treestands. Some of these strategies may be very informative for those who haven’t given full consideration in regard to what treestand to use in a given situation. The correct setup can produce the buck of a lifetime. The incorrect choice of setup can foil any whitetail hunter’s outing very quickly.

During November of 2007, in Northern Missouri, I positioned my Ol Man Climbing Treestand about 100 yards off a dense thicket in search of a record book whitetail buck. I watched the thicket from a distance, in an effort to examine what deer were using the bed area. From this distance I could see dozens of whitetail deer using the area, and on the 1st hunt high atop a white oak I viewed what I thought to be a Boone and Crockett Buck. (170 inches or better) Upon sunset I eased down the majestic white oak and slipped out of the climbing treestand to the truck. It was all I could do to sleep that night in anticipation of a possible harvest opportunity on the monster whitetail.

The next day I eased 50 yards closer to the bed area but still wasn’t within bow range of the area I needed to hunt. I always find it’s better to work my way closer and closer to a heavily traveled area than simply barge right in on the whitetail herd. Because I was utilizing an Ol Man Climbing Treestand I could easily and quietly move closer to the bed area, whereas if I would have have been using a lock on treestand, with climbing sticks, or a ladder stand my move would have been too noisy, and alerted the deer to my presence. That evening once again I saw several shooter bucks, and also watched the giant whitetail buck utilize the dense thicket.

I waited one day and refused to hunt the area to give it a rest. The next day I went in early and reset the Ol Man Climbing Treestand in the exact location to intercept the giant. After letting several does pass beneath my treestand, the sun began to set on the Western horizon. Suddenly I heard leaves crunching on the forest floor. Slowly I turned to view the majestic animal moving quickly toward my position. An hour later I was loading a 165 inch trophy whitetail buck into the back of my truck. No doubt the result of being afforded the mobility of utilizing the Ol Man Climber.
History of Ol Man Treestands and Their 2009 Return to the Hunt Industry

Ol Man Treestands is back with a vengeance in 2009 with quite possibly the best, most responsible ownership in its history. Of the 16 Pope and Young Bucks I’ve harvested I have accomplished these feats from Ol Man Treestand Setups on 12 of the bucks. My strategy centers around finding a half a dozen great areas to hunt and hanging Ol Man Treestands in each of these locations. By doing this I can hunt a variety of treestand setups without overhunting any of them. (I call this strategy, “Musical Chairs”.) The serious whitetail enthusiast should have a half a dozen setups positioned. Then you need to rotate your hunt outings of whitetail deer from them so you can prevent disturbing any given area too much. As a whitetail deer outfitter for 13 years in five States in the Midwest, on pro staff for 36 companies in the hunt industry, an accomplished Outdoor Writer, and have harvested 16 Pope and Young Whitetail Bucks, I have seen many treestand companies come and go.
When our business (IMB Outfitters) first began, our Official Treestand Company was Summit Treestands. Although Summit has some great treestands I did not find them to be comfortable, nor near as easy to utilize. It seemed their climbing treestands were noisy and clumsy, while their lock on treestands were uncomfortable. I loved the ownership and staff at Summit but the product was not my favorite.
Our 2nd Official Treestand Company was Ol Man Treestands. The Ol Man Treestands were simply second to none. I was amazed at the comfort of each and every product they manufacuted. As a whitetail deer outfitter it literally seemed whenever a hunter had sat in a Ol Man Treestand they would arrive back at the hunt lodge that evening and literally stated, “Wow, what kind of stand was that. That was the best stand I’ve sat in all week. Those are comfortable.” Ol Man Treestands sold the company a couple years into our sponsorship, and as new owners took over the company, they downsized sponsorships. Needless to say we got lost in the “mix”. It was disheartening to say the least.
This forced us to utilize Big Game Treestands as the Official Sponsor of IMB Outfitters. While Big Game Treestands has some great people that are employed there, I was somewhat disappointed due to the fact they do not make climbing treestands. They specialize in box blinds that are very nice but it takes 2 of my employees nearly an entire day to assemble one. As an outfitter, this is simply not cost efficient nor much fun. I also quickly noticed that the lock on treestands manufactured by Big Game Treestands, were really not any higher quality than the generic treestands that average companies manufacture and sell at discount stores in my opinion.

A month ago I learned a group of investors had purchased Ol Man Treestands, and were moving forward into 2009 with a big push of higher quality products than every before, along with a new product line to be announced at a later time in 2010. This group of investors, or new owners of Ol Man Treestands is totally dedicated to the enhancement of the best treestand company in the world. The staff at Ol Man Treestands were possibly the friendliest group of individuals I have worked with in a long time. In fact John McNeill, Marketing Director deserves much credit as he is one of the most imformative Marketing Directors I have ever spoken with.

There are several advantages Ol Man Treestands offers to the modern day whitetail deer hunter, that simply are not being utilized by other treestand companies. Most treestand companies are focused on building a cheaper product to sell at a higher price so they can afford to grab endorsements from hunt celebrities. While hunt celebrity endorsements are a good way to sell product, you must also know the money spent on such high dollar endorsements is money that could be spent on research, and quality enhancement of the product you are purchasing. In layman’s terms, the more you see a company grabbing hunt celebrities for endorsements the more possible it is that the company dollars are being spent on marketing rather than product enhancement and advanced engineering to improve quality. So what is it as whitetail deer hunters that we want. Our favorite hunt celebrity endorsing a product that is average in quality, or a product that has been researched and enhanced with the dollars normally spent on endorsements? I’ll take the high quality, well researched product every time.
History of Ol Man Treestands
Bob Louk and John Louk, father and son founded Ol Man Treestands in 1990. The two started working on the design of a unique treestand in 1984 when they had been hunting together several times and John found himself having to rescue his father from other types of treestands.

It was the love and concern of the two that motivated them to improve the design of treestands that were on the market at that time. The two worked on the design together for 7 years of trial and error until the two at last believed that they had in fact invented an improved product, and the father decided to apply for a U. S. Patent. After the patent application had been filed, they began to manufacture the first product to sell. Before marketing the product it needed a catchy name and because John wanted to portray the love he had for his father, the name “Ol’ Man” was born. That first year Bob and John built and sold 100 units from a small garage in their backyard.
The demand for the product continued to increase the following year and in 1991 the company built and sold 800 units to local hunters and several local retailers. In January of 1992 Bob and John chose to attend the Shot Show, the largest trade show for the hunting industry. It was there that they began to realize the potential for their product and decided to grow the business. Ol Man Treestands rented a 2,400 square foot building for assembling and finishing the product. That year the company managed to build and sell 1,800 units and added another product to the line, the Grand Ol’Man for larger hunters.

In the spring of 1993 the company hired its first two employees. Ol Man Treestandsy made the decision to lease a 6,200 square foot building and purchase more productive equipment. That year they built and sold over 3,200 units and managed to show a small profit.

The following year, 1994, turned out to be a major turning point of the company. That year John worked with several employees to design a new product line and after hours and weeks of hard work, they came up with what would be the best selling model in just one year, The Vision. The Vision is still the best selling product today and has forced competition to build similar products. That year proved to be very productive as Ol Man Treestands began to earn a respectable market share in the South.

In 1995 Ol’ Man Treestands moved the corporate office to Hattiesburg, MS realizing that a larger workforce would be necessary to grow the business. That year the workforce grew to over 30, produced over 5,000 units and added 2 new products to the line. That year Ol’ Man sought out independent sales representatives and contracted two groups, which covered 26 states.

In the spring of 1996 Ol Man Treestands purchased a 66,000 square foot building and several automated pieces of equipment to increase the production capacity by more than 50%. The Company’s market share increased and demand for the Ol’Man product line continued to grow because of its unique design and high quality construction.

In the summer of 1998 Ol’ Man Treestands had over 600 customers in 43 states. In December, “Field & Stream” magazine recognized the AirElite series as “The Best of The Best” and the Company received the award during the 1998 Shot Show.

In 1999 the Company built and sold over 70,000 units and had over 150 employees between two factories. The Company was recognized as one of the Mississippi’s “Fast 40” and received the award as the 21st fastest growing company in Mississippi.

Since that time the Ol’ Man Treestands brand has changed hands several times and has lost significant market share due to being undercapitalized, poor management practices, and poor customer service. A product recall in 2007 caused a drop in customer and dealer confidence. In 2008, the investors in Ol’ Man Treestands saw the rich history, loyal customer base, and premier product design as an excellent opportunity to resurrect one of the hunting industries favorite brands. While there would be hurdles to clear regarding some of the mistakes of previous owners, the investors of Ol’ Man Treestands saw them as much easier to clear than breaking into the industry with no brand recognition what so ever.
Future of Ol Man Treestands
It is our goal at Ol’ Man Treestands to take the brand back to the top as the leader in the treestand industry that it was just a few short years ago. This goal is reachable through a commitment to producing a quality treestand, improving existing product lines, creating innovative products that will set the brand apart from others in the hunting industry, a commitment to advertising and marketing the brand to already loyal customers as well as new ones, and aligning Ol’ Man with the leaders in the outdoor industry.

COMFORT OF OL MAN TREESTANDS

While you may not be as serious as some whitetail enthusiasts, the truth is that if you are sitting in an uncomfortable treestand, you will spend less time in the woods, move around more in the stand creating increased detection by deer, and just be plain uncomfortable. I literally could sit in any of the Ol Man Treestand products for the entire day with less movement because of their comfort and increase my odds at harvesting a trophy whitetail deer. When your shopping for treestands I would rather have one comfortable treestand than fifty uncomfortable treestands. Several design concepts have been implemented with Ol Man Treestands that simply are not present with other companies regarding comfort. (We will get to safety issues later in the narrative.) The Ol Man Treestands have a sturdy net seat that simply cannot hardly be felt under your posterior. (Technically referred to as the Comfort Tech Seating System) It’s like sitting on air, its so comfortable. You give me a net seat correctly designed and I’ll show you a treestand I can sit in all day, waiting for the whitetail buck of a lifetime to walk by. Obviously Ol Man Treestands has the best net seat in the hunt industry.

Secondly the Ol Man Roost treestands have footrests which are normally not present on other lock on treestands. This allows the hunter to cease having to adjust from one position to another in hopes of finding a comfortable way to remain seated while hunting. The reason is because it allows the hunter to change back postures so the “sit” is more comfortable.

Also the Ol Man Roost treestands have optional arm rests to add to your enclosed security and comfort. Arm rests on a lock on treestand equips the wariest of whitetail hunters with a sense of enclosure giving them more confidence to move about the treestand, rather than risking slipping off one side of the treestand or the other.

Further much thought has been given to the new lock on Ol Man Treestands in regard to seat width which is 22 inches. More than enough room for the largest of hunters. Interestingly enough Ol Man Treestands is even one step ahead of this as they offer treestand setups for small, average, large, and extra large hunters. Now this is thought and concern.

The standing platform is a healthy 24 by 36 with a mesh bottom, equipped with the highest quality welds. Without providing names of treestand companies I have literally purchased treestands with poor welding that give away and separate the platform from the treestand itself after a few months. Nothing is worse than a poorly welded treestand. Lock on treestands that do not have a mesh bottom and simply have horizontal bars as the platform are dangerous, and at the very least clumsy. I can’t count the number of times I have caught a boot tip in between horizontal bars on the platform, or lost balance in an attempt to make sure my feet are on horizontal bars on the treestand platform. About the last thing I want to think about when making the shot on a trophy buck is whether or not my boot tip is going to slip between a foot platform with horizontal bars. The serious whitetail enthusiast always utilizes treestands with mesh platforms to stand on as Ol Man Treestands manufactures.

I have also noted over 13 years of whitetail outfitting that some lock on treestands simply wear out. Believe it or not I have talked to owners of hunt companies that actually build products with limited lifespans so you are forced to continue to purchase their product from year to year. While these treestands maybe cheaper, you just end up spending more money in the long wrong by replacing them due to poor welding, cheap foam seats, etc.

I have also noticed some other companies have an incorrect brace height. This is the distance between the seat and the platform of the treestand. Remember the company North Starr Treestands? The brace height on those lock on treestands were way too tall. The average hunter when sitting on the seat could not rest his feet flatly on the platform. Other companies have a brace height that is way too short leaving any seated whitetail deer hunter slumped over and in a literal ball of body. This makes for poor posture which in turn results in a sore back, and a miserable whitetail deer hunt. Ol Man Treestands has the exact brace height today’s whitetail enthusiast needs to remain comfortable.

I promise you I have put literally 1000’s of hunters in the woods over 13 years in 5 states. We also have over 1200 treestands hanging in five States as I write this article. Trust me, I’ve seen them all. Almost every time I position a hunter in a Ol Man Product they come back to the lodge and tell me it is the most comfortable treestand they have every sat in. As a whitetail deer outfitter, I know happy clients come back to hunt again with us. Thus I cannot afford not to buy uncomfortable treestands, as I could run the risk of jeopardizing repeat business. I want my clients back each and every year.
LOCK ON TREESTANDS
A lock on treestand equipped with climbing sticks is around 80% of what we use for our whitetail deer hunters here at IMB Outfitters. Lock on treestands minimize deer detecting the stand location for archers and gun hunters alike. Proper implementation of a lock occurs when you erect a 20 foot ladder stick fixed to the tree, and then hang the lock on treestand at 15 feet. The hunter wants to climb the sticks and then step comfortably down in to the stand. One should never hand the lock on treestand at the very top of the tree sticks, as if you do so it will be much more difficult to get into the treestand from the top of the treesticks.
Here at IMB Outfitters we position lock on treestands in topographical advantages, over food plots, or simply locations that have proven to deliver every year. A trick to hanging any lock on treestand is to try and find a multi trunk tree so you can have more cover. Don’t hang lock on’s in trees that are smooth without branches for cover. Your movement will be detected too easily, especially when archery hunting.

Ol Man Treestands Lock On…………………The Roost

My favorite Ol Man Treestand lock on setup is entitled “the Roost”. Let’s look at the specs. on this particular item before diving deeper into the other products Ol Man Treestands offers. The Ol Man Roost Lock On Treestand is by far the best lock on treestand in the hunt industry. AS A WHITETAIL DEER OUTFITTER OF 13 YEARS WE BEGAN CUSTOMIZING OUR HANG ON TREESTANDS MANY YEARS AGO. YOU SEE MOST ALL OTHER HANG ON TREESTANDS ARE ATTACHED BY A RATCHET STRAP TO THE TREE. AFTER HAVING A HUNTER FALL FROM A TREESTAND DUE TO THE FACT A RATCHET STRAP BROKE, WE DON’T USE RATCHET STRAPS ANYMORE. WE LITERALLY BUY TREESTANDS PRIOR TO THE RESSURECTION OF OL MAN TREESTANDS THAT ATTACH WITH NYLON STRAPS, CUT THE STRAPS OFF AND PUT CHAINS ON THEM TO ASSURE NO RACHET STRAP WILL BREAK. Treestand that utilize chains for attachment to tree trunks simply don’t break. The Roost lock on from Ol Man Treestands is attached with sturdy green chain that will not break, thus you have not worries about a ratchet strap failing.

Based on the time-tested design of our original fixed position treestand, the Roost offers a host of features that hunters have come to expect from an Ol' Man Treestand. Bow Hunters in particular will appreciate how quickly the Roost sets up using the chain attachment. Backpack straps are also included to make it easy to carry both the stand and the bow into the woods without making two trips.
While sitting, the Patented ComforTech Seating System cradles you in comfort. When you're ready to shoot, the seat easily slides out of the way, allowing you to stand and draw back. And the full body safety harness that is standard issue on every Ol' Man makes sure you stay attached to the tree, no matter what position you're in. It is safe to say that the Roost is one treestand that offers a whole lotta bang for your buck. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Roost Model COMC09
Construction Steel
Seat Width 22"
Standing Platform 24" x 32" x 6"
Stand Weight 22.5 lbs.
Overall Weight 17 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style Confort Tech Seating System
Color Autumn Green


Ol Man Treestands Lock On…………………………..Swing, Lock, and Load

Ol Man Treestands also offers a lock on setup called the Swing, Lock, and Load. This is a sweet “setup” that allows any whitetail hunter the opportunity to hang a treestand with ease by himself. This treestand from Ol Man Treestands offers a mounting system so the whitetail hunter doesn’t have to carry the treestand up a set of climbing sticks and hang the stand. You simply put the treesticks together, attach the stand, lay it up against the tree and cinch the straps as you climb your way up. This lock on is also attached to the trunk of the tree with chain to maximize safety features.

The #1 lock-on stand in the industry. This exclusive design combines a unique mounting system, with an unparalleled degree of safety in a lock-on treestand. It offers 17 lb. chair binder arms, carrying sling and carrying harness and features a non-slip wire mesh platform (21" x x27"). Also included is a safety belt with loop sling. Stand comes with locking rope ratchets and folds flat for easy backpacking. Seat folds up for easy entry. 16' easy stick ladder. Weighs 17 lbs and supports hunters up to 300 lbs.

Comes complete with chain, ratchet strap, bungee cord, backpacking strap, full body safety harness, and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Swing, Lock and Load Model COMC01
Construction Steel
Seat Platform 21" x 27"
Standing Platform 21" x 27"
Overall Weight 17 lbs.
Weight Limit 300lbs.
Seat Style Confort Tech Seating System
Color Slate Grey
Overall Ladder Height 16'
Height Per Section 4'

Ol Man Treestands Lock……………………Hang On

The most affordable lock on treestand offered by Ol man Treestands is simply referred to as the lock on and comes in three sizes to comfortably fit the size of whatever hunter utilizes it. I strongly suggest the Roost treestand, above all other Ol Man Treestands lock on’s however for the financially challenged whitetail deer hunter this selection is the only way to go. Here’s the good news. These lock on treestands from Ol Man Treestands come in 3 sizes in an effort to accommodate any size hunter, as do the Ol Man Climbing Treestands, to be spoken of later.

With Ol’Man’s reputation of sturdy steel construction and the ultimate in huntability, the Ol Man fixed position stands do not disappoint. Backpack straps allow you to take this stand anywhere you might need it, flip up style seat with large camo cushion lets you sit as long as need to in total comfort. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Hang On - Small Model OM-001
Construction Steel
Standing Platform 20" x 25"
Overall Weight 16.8 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style 14" X 9" Flip-up seat cushion
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Treestand Pattern
Seat Height 18"
Ol'Man Hang On - Medium Model OM-002
Construction Steel
Standing Platform 22" x 25"
Overall Weight 17.6 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style 14" X 9" Flip-up seat cushion
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Treestand Pattern
Seat Height 18"
Ol'Man Hang On - Large Model OM-003
Construction Steel
Standing Platform 25" x 25"
Overall Weight 19.4 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style 14" X 9" Flip-up seat cushion
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Treestand Pattern
Seat Height 18"

STICK LADDERS FOR HANG ON TREESTANDS

In the old days whitetail deer hunters used screw in steps to reach heights to hang treestands. In fact I have put so many screw in tree steps up 10 years ago that I had to have shoulder surgery due to repetitive over head motion. Also if you fall from a climbing assent a tree step is likely to cut you wide open. Simply put, IMB Outfitters doesn’t use screw in treesteps. We only use tree sticks ratcheted to trees. In fact I believe screw in steps are so dangerous that they should be outlawed. I’ve also seen many screw in tree steps break in half after a year or two of use. Plus they are plain torment to screw in the tree, especially hard timber like hickory or black oak. Fortunately the stick ladder has been developed however many types exist in the hunt industry. Ol Man Treestands provided the best stick ladder in the hunt industry by far.
Ol Man Treestands 20 Sure Foot Stick Ladder
As a whitetail outfitter I’ve seen the poorest of ladder sticks, and I assure you I’ve never seen a more safe and sturdy stick ladder to equip a portable treestand than the Ol Man Treestand 20 Sure Foot Stick Ladder. I’ve seen many a step on a ladder stick break off due to poor welding. This particular set of sticks have steps bolted on, as well as are set at an angle to keep your foot from slipping. After ordering a semi load of Ol Man Treestands two days ago I literally have never seen a more safe stick ladder to use for equipping a portable treestand.

New and improved for 2009 with Bolted-on Steps for your added safety and security. Ratchet Straps create a totally secure fit to the tree. Unlike screw-in steps that can cause a lot of grunting and sweating (and cursing) as you get started into place, the Ol' Man Surefoot Stick Ladder assembles with a minimum of effort, each section sliding right together and locking tight with snap pinks.

Strong 1' nylon ratchet straps secure each section of the ladder to the trunk. And locking pins on each buckle provide an added measure of safety. Compared to hunting products that promise the sun, the moon, and the stars, the Sure Foot Stick Ladder simply does what it's name implies. It' spacious standoffs and angled steps provide the sure-footing you need to safely get up and down out of your treestand. What could be easier?

All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com
20' Sure Foot Stick Ladder Model OSL2008
Construction Steel
Overall Height 20'
Overall Weight 17 lbs.
Height Per Section 4'
Weight Per Section 3.4 lbs.
Weight Limit 250 lbs.
Color Slate Grey
TRIPOD STANDS

Tripod Stands as well as ladder stands are utilized mostly for gun hunting of whitetail deer. The smart whitetail hunter will cut small saplings with leaves or evergreen branches and dress up, to hide a tripod or ladder and give it cover, especially for archery hunting. “ Brush up a tripod or ladder stand and you will increase your odds of success drastically when archery hunting especially.
Ol Man Treestands Tripod

That’s correct, I used the words Old Man Treestands and Tripods in the same sentence. Ol Man Treestands is now building the best tripods in the industy as well. They are offered at 10 feet heights and 13 feet heights. The 13 Foot Deluxe is nothing short of a Lazy Boy Recliner. Simply traveling to the Ol Man Treestands website will show you this without doubt. How about a 40 by 40 platform? Wow! Check out the specs on these tripods. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol Man Treestands 10 Foot Tripod

You know about our climbing, and fixes-position treestands, now Ol’Man has taken the expertise and experience and developed a Tri-Pod stand that lives up to the quality, comfort, and “huntability” that you expect from Ol’Man Treestands. If you have ever hunted out of an Ol’Man fixed position or climbing stand you know that Ol’Man treestands are the quietest, most comfortable and safest treestands on the market. Our TriPods continue that legacy and offer hunters a 360’ swivel seal that is the industries quietest swivel on the market today! The large 40" x 40" steel platform gives hunters the safety and room they need to make the perfect shot. Gun Rest lets you comfortably aim in any direction, or can be removed easily. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

10' Tri-Pod Model OM-066
Construction Steel
Standing Platform 32" x 32"
Height 10' to Shooting Rail
Ladder 2 Sections/47.25" each
Weight 90.4 lbs.
Weight Limit 300lbs.
Seat Height 20"
Seat Style Folding back swivel seat 20" wide, 17.5" deep, 17" high back and solid green swivel swat w/Mossy Oak Treestand Camp Patern.

Wanna upgrade to the Deluxe 13 foot Ol Man Treestand Tripod? I’ve got to be redundant and tell you one more time this is a virtual piece of artwork at its finest.

Ol Man Treestands 13 Foot Deluxe Tripod specs.

You know about our climbing, and fixes-position treestands, now Ol’Man has taken the expertise and experience and developed a Tri-Pod stand that lives up to the quality, comfort, and “huntability” that you expect from Ol’Man Treestands. If you have ever hunted out of an Ol’Man fixed position or climbing stand you know that Ol’Man treestands are the quietest, most comfortable and safest treestands on the market.
Our TriPods continue that legacy and offer hunters a 360’ swivel seat that is the industries quietest swivel on the market today! The 13’ Ol’ Timer Deluxe comes standard with shooting rail. The large 40" x 40" steel platform gives hunters the safety and room they need to make the perfect shot. Gun Rest lets you comfortably aim in any direction, or can be removed easily. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com
13' Tri-Pod Model OM-005
Construction Steel
Color Slate Grey
Standing Platform 36" x 36"
Overall Height 13' to Shooting Rail
Ladder 3 Sections/38" each
Weight 117 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Height 20"
Seat Style Swivels 360 degree, sling-style support offers offers all day comfort.
CLIMBING TREESTANDS

While most hunters utilize lock on treestands and ladder stands, I personally will not sit in anything but a climbing treestand to hunt trophy whitetail deer. The mobility of an Ol Man Treestand, along with the comfort is LITERALLY UNMATCHED!!!!!! Even when we had other treestand companies sponsor us throughout our 13 years of outfitting experience I hunted out of Ol Man Treestands Climbing Treestands secretly. I simply won’t sit in anything else. We all know Ol Man Treestands has always made the best climbers in the history of hunt industry. Ol Man Treestands has a vast array of choices which fit the budget of just about any whitetail deer hunter.
Let me give you a few climbing treestands strategies I implement. Just yesterday I positioned a Ol Man Climbing Treestand in a Pin Oak ridden piece of timber. Typically Pin Oak Trees have many branches, and when your surrounded by them, your shooting lanes are drastically decreases. Once I select a position for my Ol Man Climbing Treestand I will use the climber to crawl up near by trees to cut unwanted branches off nearby trees to create shooting lanes. This eliminates the need for a pole saw, and lessens the work needed to create the proper shooting lanes.

Also a lockon treestand is easily seen by other hunters and can be stolen easily. At the end of each hunt I leave my Ol Man Climbing Treestand at the bottom of the trunk of the tree, and place a sapling with leaves over it so it can’t be seen by thief, or by deer passing through the area. So far I’ve never had a climbing treestand stolen because of this.

Also while other treestand companies have begun to implement the position of you feet while climbing on the outside edges of the stand. An example of this would be the Summit Viper Climbing Treestand. While you can still climb in these stands they make for a clumsy climb that often results in a noisy assent, making negotiating the tree trunk much tougher. Ol Man Treestands positions your feet in the middle of the platform so the whitetail deer hunter can obtain more foot leverage, which in turn offers more power to pull the climber up the tree trunk very quietly with your legs. I don’t recommend this, but the Ol Man Climbing Treestands are so comfortable, I must confess, I have actually slept in them during midday.

Also many climbing treestands don’t pack tightly while your carrying them in to your hunt location. Most are very clumsy and noisy creating metal on metal sounds that give you away as you enter the timber. Ol Man Treestands offers a climber that is the most compact climbing treestand on the market today. While maneuvering through the timber to your treestand the Ol Man Climbing Treestand is void of noise.

Further the Multi Vision series of Ol Man Climbing Treestands offers a footrail/gun rest. That’s right, you can reverse the gun rest and convert it to a foot rest for bowhunters. You can also leave the footrail/gun rest upright rather than reverse and “shazam” you have a gun rest without having to purchase one.
Lastly, the most important aspect in silently climbing up a tree trunk is a sturdy bungie strap that fits beind your ankles which enables you to obtain added leg leverage to climb the tree trunk without having to drag some noisy climber up the tree ripping bark and creating noise upon assending and desending. This allows the whitetail hunter to enter and exit and area with the least amount of noise, which in turn keeps a secret hot spot your hunting more serene and undisturbed.

Ol Man Climbing Treestands

Ol Man Treestands Aluminum Multi Vision Series (This is my favorite and weighs a mere 12 pounds)
The Multi-Vision Pro has all the same great features as the steel version, but weighs 11 pounds less! The built-in Gun Rest/Foot Rest feature appeals to both gun and bow hunters.
Ol Man Aluminum Climbing Treestands

The Grand Multi-Vision Pro has all the features of The Multi-Vision Pro plus, it's 3 inches wider. The perfect gun or bow stand for the large hunter or anyone who desires more seating room. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Multi-Vision Model COM02/11
Construction Aluminum
Seat Width - Original 21"
Seat Width - Grand 24"
Standing Platform 18" x 32"
Overall Weight Steel- 32 lbs/Aluminum - 21 lbs
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style Comfort Tech Seating System
Color Autumn Green
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Break-Up
Ol Man Treestands Aluminum Pro Series

Ol Man Treestands did something simple! They took the all time most popular climbing stand that Ol' Man has ever sold, the Original Ol' Man, and shaved a few pounds off of it. It has all the features of the classic Ol' Man, plus we've added spreader arms for extra room in the tree.

It folds flat. It grips the tree just as well as all our stands. It's quiet as can be. It's just missing a few things... namely 11 pounds! By the way, we call the the Ol' Man Pro. You may call it something like unbelievable... or amazing! For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Aluminum Pro Series Model COM09/12
Construction Aluminum
Seat Width - Original 21"
Seat Width - Grand 24"
Standing Platform 18" x 32"
Overall Weight 22
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style Comfort Tech Seating System
Color Autumn Green
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Break-Up
Ol Man Treestand Multi Vision Series
Steel Ol Man Climbing Treestands

Get versatility! The Multi-Vision is actually 3 stands in one! It comes with all the features of the Original Ol' Man and also features a built-in Gun Rest/Foot Rest feature that appeals to both gun and bow hunters.
The Grand Ol' Man Multi-Vision has all the unique features of the Multi-Vision, plus it's constructed with the larger hunter mind. It is 3 inches wider and has a heavier weight capacity. The perfect gun or bow stand for the larger hunter or anyone who desires more seating room. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Multi-Vision Model COM01/04
Construction Steel
Seat Width - Original 21"
Seat Width - Grand 24"
Standing Platform 18" x 32"
Overall Weight 32 lbs.
Weight Limit - Original 300 lbs.
Weight Limit - Grand 300 lbs.
Seat Style Comfort Tech Seating System
Color Autumn Green
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Break-Up
Ol Man Treestand Original Series

Tried and True! This is the climbing stand that started the revolution 17 years ago. The unique net seat, pivoting arms, two side adjustments, and cable system changed the industry forever. Comfort, safety, and convenience are the hallmarks of the Original Series Ol' Man. The two units fold flat and are conveniently packed up for backpacking.

The Grand Ol' Man climber is constructed to accommodate more weight and is 3" wider for more seating room. Originally designed to accommodate the large hunter, this spacious design makes the Grand Ol' Man the choice of large hunters or anyone desiring extra seating area. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

Ol'Man Original Model COM03/18
Construction Steel
Seat Width - Original 21"
Seat Platform - Grand 24"
Standing Platform 18" x 32"
Overall Weight 32 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Seat Style Comfort Tech Seating System
Color Autumn Green
Camo Pad Cover Mossy Oak Break-Up
LADDER STANDS
Ladder stands are very comfortable to hunt from, and adds a “air” of security and ease with which to access. However as discussed before, the smart whitetail deer hunter will dress up any ladder stand with evergreen branches, or saplings with leaves in order to hide them. Some hunters simply erect a ladder stand thinking that when archery hunting especially they will remain undetected. It’s been my experience as a whitetail deer outfitter for 13 years that success rates soar when ladder stands, tripods, and ground blinds are camo’ed up with natural habitat. This only take a simple hand saw and a little time but is well worth the effort. Firearms hunters don’t need to worry with this “dressing up” of ladder stands near as much.

Ol Man Treestand Ladder Stands

Ol Man also has what I consider to be the best ladder stands in the industry. They feature different heights, and accessories dependent upon your needs and budget as a hunter but are indestructible, easy to hang, and more comfortable than any ladder stand in the industry. Lets take at look at a few they offer to today’s whitetail enthusiast.

Ol Man Treestands Big Buddy Deluxe

This stand has it all! Room for two, and rock-solid stability. Great for father and son or daughter, or just to share with your buddy or your girlfriend! The super thick seat and backrest cushions are removable and allow you to enjoy all day comfort. The padded shooting rail and footrest flips up for easy and comfortable safe access to your stand. The Big Buddy Deluxe also features double railed ladder sections secured with Teflon locking nuts for added stability and security.

All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

16' Big Buddy Deluxe Model COMB02/05
Construction Steel
Overall Height 16' to Shooting Rail
Overall Weight 159.8 lbs.
Height Per Section 3' - Double Rail Construction
Weight Limit 500 lbs.
Stand Platform 45" Wide x 36" Deep - With Footrest
Seat Dimensions 43" Wide x 14" Deep x 4" Thick w/Mossy Oak Treestand Pattern
Seat Height 20" from Seat to Stand

Backrest 39" wide x 2" Deep Cushion
Minimum Tree Size 9" Diameter
Installation Requires 2 People
Shooting Rail Padded - Flips Away for Easy Entrance
Fasteners 1:4" Ratchet Straps with 4" Hadles/1:1" Stabilizer Ratchet Straps With 2.5" Handles.
Support Bar Adjustable

Ol Man Treestands Bow Lite Ladder

The new BowLite Ladder is a bow hunters dream. Weighing in @ only 45 lbs this is the only packable ladder stand on the market. Equipped with Ol'Mans trademark ComforTech seating this is the most comfortable ladder stand available. A versatile stand, offered in both 15' and 20' models there is no limit to where you can use this stand. With the sturdiness of a fixed position stand, the pack ability and the comfort of Ol'Mans signature climber, this stand broke the mold.

Includes a wider ladder base for a sturdier climb.
All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

15' Bow Lite Ladder Model OM007
Construction Steel
Overall Height 15' to Seat Platform
Overall Weight 45.2 lbs.
Height Per Section 3 - 20" x 54" (including snap pins)
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Stand Platform 14" Wide x 12" Deep
Seat Height 20"
Seat Style ComforTech Seating System

Ol Man Treestand 20 Bow Lite Ladder

The new BowLite Ladder is a bow hunters dream. Weighing in @ only 45 lbs this is the only packable ladder stand on the market. Equipped with Ol'Mans trademark ComforTech seating this is the most comfortable ladder stand available. A versatile stand, offered in both 15' and 20' models there is no limit to where you can use this stand. With the sturdiness of a fixed position stand, the pack ability and the comfort of Ol'Mans signature climber, this stand broke the mold.

Includes a wider ladder base for a sturdier climb.

All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

20Bow Lite Ladder Model OM009
Construction Steel
Overall Height 20' to Seat Platform
Overall Weight 45.2 lbs.
Height Per Section 3 - 20" x 54" (including snap pins)
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Stand Platform 14" Wide x 12" Deep
Seat Height 20"
Seat Style ComforTech Seating System

Old Man Treestand 20 Old Timer Deluxe

The Ol' Timer Deluxe Ladder Stand comes as its name implies.. Loaded! Standard features include: Patented ComforTech net seat, folding platform, padded armrests and gun rest, an extended footrest, and shooting rail that swings out of the way for a safe and easy entrance.

The Ol' Timer Deluxe Ladder Stand is easy to assemble and very compact for transporting to your hunting location. The Ol' Timer attaches to the tree with 1 inch ratchet straps, with a generous 2.5 inch adjustment handle. The all steel construction also features a new height of 20 feet vs. the previous 16 foot model. Five double rail ladder sections, which are bolted together with teflon locking nuts give this stand the added stability and a quieter safer climb.

All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

20' Ol' Timer Deluxe Model COMB11
Construction Steel
Overall Height 20' to Seat Platform
Overall Weight 91.6 lbs.
Height Per Section 4'
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Stand Platform 20" Wide x 18" Deep
Seat Platform 22" Wide x 22" Deep
Seat Height 20"
Seat Style ComforTech Seating System
Footrest Flips Away - Easy Entrance
Fasteners 1:4" Ratchet Straps with 4" Handles/1:1" Stabilizer Ratchet Straps With 2.5" Handles
Support Bar Adjustable/Mossy Oak Treestand Patern

Ol Man Treestands 20 Grand Deluxe (The best ladder stand in the hunt industry.)

If you're a big man and looking for the ultimate n comfort and stability, look no further! This roomy stand features a super thick removable seat and backrest cushion and a padded flip up and away shooting rail along with a flip back foot rest for your safe entrance.

All Ol' Man Ladder stands come complete with ratchets and straps for solid stabilty, security, and peace of mind plus a full body safety harness and instructional DVD. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com

20' Ol' Timer Grand Deluxe Model COMB05
Construction Steel
Overall Height 20' to Shooting Rail
Overall Weight 139 lbs.
Height Per Section 4'
Weight Limit 350 lbs.
Stand Platform 30" Wide x 38" Deep
Seat Dimensions 28" Wide x 20" Deep
Seat Height 18" from Seat to Stand
Seat Style Camo cushion/Mossy Oak Treestand Pattern
Backrest 19" wide x 8" tall xc 2" thick
Shooting Rail Padded/Flips Back/Mossy Oak Treestand PAttern
Footrest Flips Away - Easy Entrance
Fasteners 2:2" Ratchet Straps with 4" Hadles/1:1" Stabilizer Ratchet Straps With 2.5" Handles.
Support Bar Adjustable
CONCLUSION
In conclusion, you can continue to buy these cheap foam seat treestands from discounts stores or you can step up to the plate and start consistently putting trophy bucks on the wall by utilizing comfortable, safe treestands, that will last a lifetime. Ol Man Treestands continues to deliver the best treestands in the hunt industry. Your hunting but are you doing so in a comfortable manner in an effort to remain undetected and safe, or are you cutting corners. Cutting corners on trophy whitetail hunting will “nip you in the bud” every time. Give Ol Man Treestands a try and enjoy your outing while consistently harvesting trophy deer.

While I cannot disclose exactly what Ol Man Treestands will begin to offer in a new product line that is soon to come, get ready to see the treestand industry revolutionized with the new owners of an old dependable treestand company, Ol Man Treestands. For further information and ordering info on Ol Man Treestands, along with photos and further description travel online to www.olmanoutdoors.com


Darrin Bradley

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