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Hanging A Wall Pedestal

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Ken 2, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Ken 2

    Ken 2 Member

    When finishing a wall pedestal I have always found it necessary to install two hangers, one above the other, which requires two screws on customers wall. You might get it to hang with just one for a while, but I think that the mount would spin and fall. I am not sure you could get it to balance with just one. Anyone else have another solution?
  2. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    Most of them are designed to be put on a panel.

  3. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

    Any method of hanging ped mounts is a little bothersome but the ones designed for them in the McKenzie catalog work great!
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  4. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Use the Helping Hand Hangers! It eliminates any guess work. The wall plate ensures the mount will hang where you want it. I use these on all my game heads because they fit on the mounting stand plate I purchased from them as well. You can buy them here: https://www.helpinghandhangers.com/ourproducts.htm
    George likes this.
  5. I have one on a swivel bracket and it is awesome!!
  6. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

  7. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    i put a regular mckenzie on one of mine and never had a problem with it spining.i put it to the front and high.
  8. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    I use the helping hands hangers or the Mckenzie pedestal hangers for all my wall pedestals and any other wall mounts that are difficult to balance. They work great!
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  9. brianmrusher

    brianmrusher New Member

    I have been using the pedestal hangers was well
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  10. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

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  11. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    X2 on the McKenzie's wall Ped hanger. Position it as high as possible on the backboard or you will end up with a gap at the top that is not really desirable.
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  12. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    Tried most and found the no tilt hanger system works the best. Noons plug-in Taxidermy.
  13. Ken 2

    Ken 2 Member

    Thank you all for your replies. I did not know these options existed. Problem solved.
  14. If you run out of the little rubber pegs you can get them at most hardware stores.
  15. LeadHead

    LeadHead New Member

    My taxidermist used this hanger on the last buck that he mounted for me, a wall pedestal. It does indeed keep it from pivoting, but it can be a bear to get positioned the way you want it and then get the hanger to slide down into the wall bracket. Once it's there it's solid, but it was a chore getting there.
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  16. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    I found it much easier to mount the male part of it on the wall and the female on the mount.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019