Front Boat Loader

Introduction

Don't let your fifth wheel trailer stop you from bringing your fishing boat! With the Front Boat Loader, your boat will conveniently ride over the cab and hood of your truck, leaving the bed of your pickup free for hooking up your fifth wheel.  When you get to the lake, unload your boat all by yourself!  With the push of a button, you can get a couple hours of fishing in before your buddies even arrive.  The Front Boat Loader will unload your boat, flip it over and set it down gently for you.  If you can drive to the water's edge, you can drop your boat right in!   You'll be fishing in minutes instead of wrestling your boat off the top of your truck and working up a sweat getting it into the water.  With the Front Boat Loader, there will be no sweating, bruising, scratching of your truck's new paint job or denting of your boat.  

Loading it back up is just as easy.  You're tired from landing a record-breaking bass, so why burn more energy trying to hand load a wet fishing boat?  Snap the straps on and push the button.  When it comes to a graceful and secure rest, clip a safety line onto the frame.  It's that easy!  No more climbing to tie your boat down!  Go cook your fish in your fifth wheel and enjoy your reward as you watch other anglers fuss and grunt trying to get their boats in or out of the water.  

Getting rained out is frustrating enough and no one wants to stand out in it trying to put a 400-pound boat on top of a slippery truck cab.  So skip it!  Hook up the lines, push the button on the wireless remote and snap it down.  Then go somewhere dry until the clouds clear.  The beauty of this set up is that the inside of your boat is protected from the weather because it's sitting upside down on top of your truck!  So when the sun comes out and you drop your boat in the water, you're sitting on dry seats!

Benefits

  • Takes the boat off of your vehicle.
  • Turns the boat over for easy placement.
  • Lifts the boat up for easy loading.
  • Ties the boat down for safe travel.
  • Automatically loads the boat quickly, easily and safely, rain or shine!
  • Restores independence to those with limited mobility or back problems.
  • Places your boat right on the water!
  • Hides the loader's motor under the boat, protecting it from the elements.
  • Specifically designed for YOU, the customer pulling a fifth wheel trailer.
  • Eliminates climbing your fifth wheel trailer or truck.

How It Works

There are three rollers across the top of the vehicle: the front roller, the power (middle) roller and the pivot (rear) roller.  The boat rests on the front and power roller.  The muscle of the system is a centre drive worm gear motor that focuses its energy on the power roller.

In the unloading operation, the power roller releases the tension on the ropes that are holding the boat in place and pushes the boat rearward by friction between the roller and gunnel.  Once the boat's balance point passes the power roller, the bow will tilt up and the stern then drops gently by gravity, onto the rear pivot roller. As the motor lines continue to unwind off of the power roller, the boat will continue rearward and the bow will continue to rise. The stern of the boat is held by two-rear suspension lines attached to the rear transom before it touches the ground or water. At this point, the boat turns over, end over end, as the motor lines continue to unwind. When the boat comes to rest, it is right side up. Disconnect the rope clips and you're ready to go fishing.

Loading is simply a reversal of the unloading process.  Once the boat is clipped back onto the lines, push the loading button on the wireless remote and the motor will start winding in your boat.  It pulls your boat, lifting the bow end over end, gliding the boat onto the top of your vehicle.  Gravity gently tips the bow forward once it has reached the pivot point and the watercraft is neatly placed in position.  The two lines that drew the boat onto your vehicle now act as securing lines at the transom.  Attach the remaining two lines at the bow from the comfort of a standing position.  Now you're road ready!

Specifications

  • Maximum lifting capacity of 400 Pounds
  • Accommodates aluminum, fiberglass and inflatable boats up to 16 feet
  • Made from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum that is extremely strong
  • All hardware is stainless steel, not zinc-plated steel
  • Adjustable 62" to 82" beam width
  • All components are rust and maintenance free
  • Operated by our wireless remote control system with back-up wired remote
  • 1,900 pound test hollow braid line for easy splicing
  • Equipped with four ropes that automatically tie down and secure the boat to the rack

Installation

Your new automatic Front Boat Loader comes in a box supplied with all the necessary hardware for assembly as well as an easy to use manual.  Common assembly time is about one day.

Warranty

We warranty all structural parts, motors, gearboxes, and electronic components for one year. It is our policy to ship replacement parts upon receiving a phone call from you indicating the specific problem. We want to get you up and running as quickly as possible. We ask that you return the failed part to allow us to evaluate the cause of the failure.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We take great pride in designing and manufacturing cutting edge loading systems. We use the highest quality materials to insure their safety, durability and ease of operation. Our goal is to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. We are not satisfied until you are! If you are not 100% satisfied with any of the products you purchase from us, please return them in the original packaging within 15 days of purchase for a full refund, less any transaction fee (such as Credit Card fee).

Your explanation and feedback regarding the reasons for the return are greatly appreciated. We use the information to mold our products so we can best meet the future needs of our customers.

Disclaimer

Negligent use of the equipment, including but not limited to loading items for which it was not designed, will void this warranty. The warranty also becomes void if weight or size limits, as stated in the owner's manual, are exceeded. Warranty of electronic control components becomes void if unit has been submerged in water whether accidental or intentional.

Loadit Industries is not liable for any damages to vehicles or recreational equipment, or for injuries resulting from negligent use of the loading system equipment. Negligent use is any use other than that prescribed within the owner's operating manuals.