Carry chainsaw on fat bike

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    • #210787

      We are beginning to see many dead Ash trees come down that were damaged from the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle.  Most of the dead trees have not fallen yet. So, I think we are at the beginning of a long tiresome trail maintenance year.  I got tired of walking 6 miles of trail carrying a saw.  So I mounted my chainsaw to the fat bike.  I also manipulated a small handlebar bag to fit as a rear pannier.  With this setup I can carry 2 large water bottles (33 oz each), 1/4 gal gas, bar oil, chain file, folding hand saw, lunch, misc tools, and put my clothes in it that I shed as the day warms up.

      [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1025"] This makes trail maintenance go much faster.[/caption]

    • #210805

      Wow, nice setup!

      Not sure if they still make this but Dakine used to have a pack that could fit a chainsaw.

      Dakine Builders Pack Review: Easily Holds Your Chainsaw

    • #210810

      That’s an absolutely fantastic setup!

      During my <= 5 mile walks in, I fantasize about converting a seed spreader into a bike trailer that will carry a rake, gas, weed eater and chainsaw.  I haven’t followed through yet but it’s more important to me every time I go out 🙂

    • #210826

      Good on you for keeping the trails clear! How is the rack mounted to your bike? Were there eyelets?

    • #210987

      Jeff Barber,
      I carry the saw on my back often. I put shoulder straps on the existing saw case to make a backpack of it. That works when I can shortcut the trail to get to the problem area in the shortest distance. Loop trails are easy to shortcut. Linear trails can be a long distance to walk though. That’s why I mounted the chainsaw to the fatbike.

      Do it. I have found the easier I make it to do trail maintenance the less WORK it is. And, the more inclined I am to do it. I have a lot of fun riding the fatty with the chainsaw. I do not enjoying carrying it by hand.

      There are stanfard rack mounts built into the seat stays. For bikes without mounts, the same setup can be achieved with a rack designed to mount to the axle. Actually, the rack I used was intended to mount that way. It came with a long scewer. I originally started with a rack designed for fatbikes with built-in mounts. I found that a standard rack meant for a skinny bike worked better in my particular case.

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