I always put my auger on the bottom of the sled so I don't tear the canvas or crush something (heavy old auger). I have to unload everything to drill a hole. With the rack, I find myself willing to move more. Four bolts and off comes the rack, if I want to go sledding. Plus, when it nice out, I don't need the sled/house and can "run and gun" as they say. Like I do much of that- just sounds good 😊
Well, maybe that's why I don't get it. I don't see a reason to bring more than the sled can carry. I usually have an auger, a heater, vexilar, a bag with 6 poles and tackle, bait bucket, bucket for fish, a case of Busch Light, a few other misc. odds and ends, and that's about it.
Actually, I just put the auger on top of everything anyway. If I had to carry something on my wheeler it would probably be my FL-20 to protect it.
I have a sled type portable like the one in Leech's picture only older and not as nice. I've never figured out the fascination with mounting my auger or any other gear to my wheeler. I just put it all in the sled and pull it around. I'm guessing even if guys are fishing from a hub house or something besides a pull over style they still pull out their gear in a sled. I'm not sure why I would want to fasten things to my wheeler or snowmobile?