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SuperBGuy
02-24-2009, 10:56 AM
What have you guys/gals done to increase the traction on you wooden trailer ramp surface. I have seen diamond plate, grip tape which seems that is would wear of and tear easily, and bed liner painted on? Any sweet ideas. What if I just covered in in glue and spread sand all over it??
Jeff

MnGreen
02-24-2009, 11:38 AM
Construction company next door has light duty steel mesh bolted to the center 2/3 of their ramps on the enclosed trailers ramps. They do snow removal so it works good I would imagine. Looks like they are sprayed with rhino liner or bed treatment as well.

wellbuilt
02-24-2009, 02:08 PM
You could use dura back its a paint on non skid with rubber chunks in it .
I screwed 1" x1/2" x 10" steel cleats on my ramps and they work good for rubber track s and skid steer . If i have to load a pavement roller i lay a long strip of rubber backed door mat on the ramp . The mats work good for steel track also and stop the wood from getting beet up.

grass_cuttin_fool
02-24-2009, 02:14 PM
Older gent in town has a home made wooden ramp on his trailer and this is what he has done.....check your local truckstop or trucking terminals for some used mud flaps from tractor trailers and screw them down to the ramp ....most auto parts stores....Napa - car quest has them new also and they arent very exspensive

DBFlawn
02-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Diamond plate could work but if it gets wet i can see that being slippery as well. As someone mentioned before some steel mesh or something similar to that with some holes it it should work great.

DBF

Truck_Stuff
02-25-2009, 10:11 AM
This might help. Also check out all of our ramps we have some really nice ones.

http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/product.cfm/cf-bin/pn.highland-ramp-mat-kit/

http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/search/search.asp?keywords=ramps

shepoutside
02-25-2009, 08:14 PM
Roof shingles work well too. Or paint and sprikle sand on the wet paint.

SuperBGuy
02-25-2009, 11:31 PM
I am running a United 18' enclosed trailer. I like ideas! The mowers dont really have a problem getting up when its wet. My crew however slip and slide so I am more concerned about them getting hurt. Thanks to all
Jeff

Daner
02-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Diamond plate could work but if it gets wet i can see that being slippery as well. As someone mentioned before some steel mesh or something similar to that with some holes it it should work great.

DBF


I agree with this guy...That Dia. Plt Is way too slippery

The steel mesh...called expanded metal...It comes In many sizes May work ok for you...I would nail It down with fencing nails...Or lag screws and washers:weightlifter:....

IdealLawnCare
02-27-2009, 08:13 PM
How about a rubber mat for a truck bed.

Jason Rose
02-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Ditto on the expanded metal, the NON-flattened kind. The same stuff used for trailer gates on open trailers. You could either cover the whole ramp door or just use 2 strips where your tires run. Attach with short screws and fender washers.

Other option would be to have the ramp rino-lined. Use the softer rubbery kind.

STIHL GUY
03-02-2009, 12:50 PM
i have some steel mesh that works pretty good.

South Florida Lawns
03-02-2009, 09:54 PM
put sand in my paint and painted the ramp on my enclosed. To this day I have not slipped once even when wet in the rain.

Sturob
03-04-2009, 08:59 PM
Expanded metal is the only way to go. It will not get slick when wet.

DLAWNS
03-04-2009, 11:16 PM
This might help. Also check out all of our ramps we have some really nice ones.

http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/product.cfm/cf-bin/pn.highland-ramp-mat-kit/

http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/search/search.asp?keywords=ramps

These are the things that I have on my ramps for my snowblower. They work well.