Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26

Thread: TimberTall Treestands

  1. #1

    TimberTall Treestands

    Who has one and how do you like it?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Coudersport, PA
    Posts
    3,522
    I have the brute lite and it works very good, superlight for those long walks in, the only dislike is the cheap shoulder straps. Wish they would come with a padded system for the price. Being able to adjust the stand while climbing and at the top is awsome. Once the stand is in place it is rock solid. Takes a little bit of time to get use to setting it up, but once you get the hang of it, you should be able to be climbing a tree in under a minute after you get to it! I would recommend one.
    FURY X ARCHERY + STAGE 1 STRINGS PRO STAFF MEMBER
    DEAD CENTER ARCHEY HUNTING STAFF MEMBER
    PSE SUPRA ME/PSE DS EVO 7

  3. #3
    I've got one....I also bought a lone wolf sit and climb. The TimberTall is not a "quiet" stand....it is quite clanky but it's the lightest and easiest stand to climb I've ever used.

    I bought cheap gunslings at wal mart and attached as the backstraps. Works wonders!

    If I didn't have a stand currently and had to go buy one...it'd be a Timbertall!

    Just a word of advise....practice sitting in it just off the ground before climbing. I had to get used to the top section....it's almost too light! I feel just a bit more stable if I tie my pack to the front of it for added weight while hunting.

  4. #4
    BigPappa

    Is it clanky while climbing or carrying?
    Thanks!

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by VA2 View Post
    BigPappa

    Is it clanky while climbing or carrying?
    Thanks!
    Mostly when carrying...which is fixed with a couple bungee straps.

    It's loudest for me when I unhook the cables and attach it to the tree. Not really clanky while climbing.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Shelton, CT
    Posts
    180
    I've been using a TimberTall for 2 years and while not perfect its easy to use and fairly comfortable.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lebanon county, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    915

    Yep, Yep!

    I'll second and third all they just said. I've had one for 8 years or so. Had the metal tear on the 1st one I had and he replaced it for free and quickly, no questions asked, he has since redesigned them a couple times and made them even better. The owner of the place is a great guy that is looking for happy customers and nothing more. The clanking comes from the way they nest together. And yes a couple of bungees does fix it. BOTTOM LINE...... I would buy another one.
    "13" DARTON DS3800
    DEAD CENTER STABILIZERS
    BLACK EAGLE ARROWS

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mt. Airy, Maryland
    Posts
    2,974

    Thumbs up Love my Brute-Lite!

    I traded for a Brute Lite here on AT last fall and love using it. Very lightweight, easy to pack, climbs well, fairly silent and very sturdy. I've made the following modifications to help silence this stand and add some comfort:
    - put some traction tape strips on the foot platform
    - put 7" clear tubing in the stand where the leveling rods go into so they don't clank or hit metal
    - put on a new Summit quick-detach seat w/backrest
    - put on some Summit deluxe backpack straps
    - Use the rubber-coated API d-ring pins instead of the TT screws to secure the climbing cables (much quieter & faster!)
    - added a side-bag (old fleece fannypack) on the handclimber w/zip ties for holding calls, radio, stuff
    - dipped the cable-loop ends with liquid rubber
    - wrapped the sections of the black climbing tubes that go into the stand with hockey tape
    - put some fleece tape down the rails where you insert the pins, just popped holes thru the tape over each hole in the stand
    - foam pipe insulation wrapped in camo tape on the climbing bar
    - use mineral oil on the leveler threads to keep them corrosion-free and scent-free.
    '08 Mathews DXT...plus lots of other great stuff!!
    “It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” V. Lombardi
    "Don't Blink...life goes faster than you think" K.C.
    Member - Maryland Bowhunters Society

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    ct
    Posts
    1,304
    I haven't used this stand but after reading the post and some of the replies why not look at a stand that is light weight,all day comfortable,well balanced for climbing,doesn't need a secondary strap to hold seat in place once up,quiet going up or down, comes with padded climbing bar or climb using the seat,has a foot rest built in,can sit facing the tree or away from it,2 models have adjustable shooting rails that are removeable, or use them with the seat pad and turn the stand into a lounge, the cables have rubber ends that are easy to see when dark. All these features for about the same price.
    www.treewalkertreestands.com ---- or go to sponsors page and click on their link. Also they keep our economy going because they are made here in the U S A.

  10. #10
    My son bought the light model 4 0r 5 yrs ago and after takin fg it to the woods to test I have to say it is the only stand that scared me silly. After getting 20 ft up the tree and getting setteled in I thought it was great then I stood up and the top section dropped to my feet which dropped my stomach with it thank goodness for full body harnesses. Not sure if they have changed or modified it but his had no biters just angled square stock lightly welded to it. Had to bungy the top section to the tree to keep it from moving when bumped. It is up in the attic to never see the light of day again. I bought my son a new Summit Viper which when set in a tree does not budge but I am sure there are other safe and stable stands but taking no chances with my son...

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Allegheny County
    Posts
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by Hang'em High View Post
    I traded for a Brute Lite here on AT last fall and love using it. Very lightweight, easy to pack, climbs well, fairly silent and very sturdy. I've made the following modifications to help silence this stand and add some comfort:
    - put some traction tape strips on the foot platform
    - put 7" clear tubing in the stand where the leveling rods go into so they don't clank or hit metal
    - put on a new Summit quick-detach seat w/backrest
    - put on some Summit deluxe backpack straps
    - Use the rubber-coated API d-ring pins instead of the TT screws to secure the climbing cables (much quieter & faster!)
    - added a side-bag (old fleece fannypack) on the handclimber w/zip ties for holding calls, radio, stuff
    - dipped the cable-loop ends with liquid rubber
    - wrapped the sections of the black climbing tubes that go into the stand with hockey tape
    - put some fleece tape down the rails where you insert the pins, just popped holes thru the tape over each hole in the stand
    - foam pipe insulation wrapped in camo tape on the climbing bar
    - use mineral oil on the leveler threads to keep them corrosion-free and scent-free.
    All of the above is why I bought a Summit, my son has a TT and I had to do all of this to it to make it similar in use and comfort to a Summit. The TT was $50 more than the Summit before the mods + TT welds are a lttle on the bubble gum side.
    “Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon.”

  12. #12

    Nice hijack!

    Quote Originally Posted by rjtfroggy View Post
    I haven't used this stand but after reading the post and some of the replies why not look at a stand that is light weight,all day comfortable,well balanced for climbing,doesn't need a secondary strap to hold seat in place once up,quiet going up or down, comes with padded climbing bar or climb using the seat,has a foot rest built in,can sit facing the tree or away from it,2 models have adjustable shooting rails that are removeable, or use them with the seat pad and turn the stand into a lounge, the cables have rubber ends that are easy to see when dark. All these features for about the same price.
    www.treewalkertreestands.com ---- or go to sponsors page and click on their link. Also they keep our economy going because they are made here in the U S A.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by HCON3 View Post
    My son bought the light model 4 0r 5 yrs ago and after takin fg it to the woods to test I have to say it is the only stand that scared me silly. After getting 20 ft up the tree and getting setteled in I thought it was great then I stood up and the top section dropped to my feet which dropped my stomach with it thank goodness for full body harnesses. Not sure if they have changed or modified it but his had no biters just angled square stock lightly welded to it. Had to bungy the top section to the tree to keep it from moving when bumped. It is up in the attic to never see the light of day again. I bought my son a new Summit Viper which when set in a tree does not budge but I am sure there are other safe and stable stands but taking no chances with my son...
    It now has a strap to attach the top to the tree. Like I said to the original poster, practice in it close to the ground to get a feel for it.....you should be doing that in ANY stand anyway.

    With safety being a priority being 20 ft up in a tree without "knowing" your stand just isn't very wise!!!!!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mt. Airy, Maryland
    Posts
    2,974
    Quote Originally Posted by daveswpa View Post
    All of the above is why I bought a Summit, my son has a TT and I had to do all of this to it to make it similar in use and comfort to a Summit. The TT was $50 more than the Summit before the mods + TT welds are a lttle on the bubble gum side.
    Summit makes a great treestand as well...I also have the Summit Clearshot. For quick morning/afternoon hunts ...this is my go-to stand. The Clearshot will get up just about any tree...very maneuverable; and it can pull double-duty as a hang-on stand if the situation calls for it. Not to mention that Summit's customer service is top-shelf! But for all day sits, I go the TT. Yea, it took some time and $$ to get it where I wanted it to be...but now it's a sweet stand.

    Well lookie there...my 1000th post!
    Last edited by Hang'em High; March 23rd, 2008 at 10:14 AM.
    '08 Mathews DXT...plus lots of other great stuff!!
    “It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” V. Lombardi
    "Don't Blink...life goes faster than you think" K.C.
    Member - Maryland Bowhunters Society

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    ct
    Posts
    1,304
    Hey Bigpappa not trying to highjack the post but after reading the replies and looking at the stand just adding my 2cents by stating and offering a stand with all the features listed as modifications done to them.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Moorefield, WV
    Posts
    3,386

    treestands

    Quote Originally Posted by rjtfroggy View Post
    I haven't used this stand but after reading the post and some of the replies why not look at a stand that is light weight,all day comfortable,well balanced for climbing,doesn't need a secondary strap to hold seat in place once up,quiet going up or down, comes with padded climbing bar or climb using the seat,has a foot rest built in,can sit facing the tree or away from it,2 models have adjustable shooting rails that are removeable, or use them with the seat pad and turn the stand into a lounge, the cables have rubber ends that are easy to see when dark. All these features for about the same price.
    www.treewalkertreestands.com ---- or go to sponsors page and click on their link. Also they keep our economy going because they are made here in the U S A.
    This is a really good looking stand except for the spikes that go in the tree. I would have purchased one except for the spikes. I thought it would really damage the trees you were climbing. heh

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    on a couch
    Posts
    2,412
    I had a timbertall baby lite, it is the lightest stand out there, it was just a little small for me, but it is quite comfortable and if you attach the top section to the tree like youre supposed to on all stands it will not fall, the seat on it leaves alot to be desired though. Its just not comfortable, so I bought another one(seat), It was a great stand though. I bought a timbertall because it is bigger, and just a little heavier, not much though. The only thing I have against a summit is the way the seat is on the top section, it is a comfortable, well built stand but you have to position the top to high because the seat sits too low in the top section, its just how there made. That top section sitting to high can cause problems when shooting at steep angles under the stand, it cost me a big buck once, the treewalker solved this for me, but yes it will do some damage on some trees but you are locked onto that tree because of the spikes. You wont go wrong with a timbertall.
    What will people think, when they hear that Im a Jesus freak

  18. #18
    Thanks for the info...........

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    ct
    Posts
    1,304
    Quote Originally Posted by heh View Post
    This is a really good looking stand except for the spikes that go in the tree. I would have purchased one except for the spikes. I thought it would really damage the trees you were climbing. heh
    Those spikes realy grab hold and keep this stand steady and rock solid and from what I can see so far the holes aren't that deep and heal over during the year.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    3,216

    hijacked

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPappa View Post

    Exactly what I thought! Hijack...

    Thread & questions were specific to this brand of treestand, not comparisons of Treewalker

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Winchester, Tennessee
    Posts
    184
    Quote Originally Posted by rjtfroggy View Post
    Those spikes relay grab hold and keep this stand steady and rock solid and from what I can see so far the holes aren't that deep and heal over during the year.
    Anything beyond the bark is too far. The outer bark is what protects the tree from weather, disease, insects, fire, and mechanical injury.

    The trees I climbed several times were damaged through the outer bark, the phloem, cambium and into the sapwood potentially putting the tree at extreme risk.

    I felt bad about the damage I did to my favorite white oak. After four climbs it looked like a bear had hold of it. Hope it makes it ok.

    On Tennessee WMAs, they would be illegal the same as screw in steps.

    I am going to try grinding the points down to a square end so they won't penetrate the bark. I figure they will hold about like a summit, which is pretty darn good. I use a strap to anchor the seat frame to the tree (didn't like the bunji thing) so I'm not worried about slipping.
    Last edited by Septicsam; April 20th, 2008 at 06:08 PM.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Levittown, NY
    Posts
    158
    to keep the top section from falling, they provide a strap to wrap around, also I use the bungee cord that I wrap around my angles and attatch to the lower section. and put it around the trww and attatch to the seat portion. I have owned mine since 02. and have made many mods like hang em high did

  23. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Septicsam View Post
    On Tennessee WMAs, they would be illegal the same as screw in steps.

    I am going to try grinding the points down to a square end so they won't penetrate the bark. I figure they will hold about like a summit, which is pretty darn good. I use a strap to anchor the seat frame to the tree (didn't like the bunji thing) so I'm not worried about slipping.
    SepticSam,

    Do you know for a fact that using a stock Treewalker in Tenessee WMAs is illegal?

    How did grinding down the points work for you?

    Thanks,
    Chris

  24. #24

    Are selling your unused Timber Tall tree stand

    Quote Originally Posted by HCON3 View Post
    My son bought the light model 4 0r 5 yrs ago and after takin fg it to the woods to test I have to say it is the only stand that scared me silly. After getting 20 ft up the tree and getting setteled in I thought it was great then I stood up and the top section dropped to my feet which dropped my stomach with it thank goodness for full body harnesses. Not sure if they have changed or modified it but his had no biters just angled square stock lightly welded to it. Had to bungy the top section to the tree to keep it from moving when bumped. It is up in the attic to never see the light of day again. I bought my son a new Summit Viper which when set in a tree does not budge but I am sure there are other safe and stable stands but taking no chances with my son...
    So are you and your son still have or planning to use this Timber Tall tree stand again? If you would consider selling it...I can take it off your hands. If for sale, how much would you asking for it?

  25. #25
    Oh...my email address: bruce.yang1@yahoo.com

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Timbertall treestands,Opinions please?
    By poacherjoe in forum Treestands & Ground Blinds
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 21st, 2009, 10:38 PM
  2. Timbertall Treestands vs Others
    By deerdhunter in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: January 29th, 2007, 11:19 PM
  3. Timbertall Treestands
    By archery22 in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 27th, 2006, 08:30 PM
  4. Timbertall treestands
    By Brknarrow1970 in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 8th, 2006, 06:20 PM
  5. Timbertall treestands
    By acso14 in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: December 10th, 2004, 10:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •