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THIESSENS TLC
10-01-2011, 06:02 PM
I drive by a john deere dealer every day and saw this ramp on the back of one of their trucks, so i stoped in and asked where they got it. They told me Bannerman makes them. So we went outside to have a look at it. It lifts pretty easy with the dual spring assist. What do you guys think of this tailgate ramp made from Bannerman? Its $799.00
any body have one? i think it weighs 140lbs.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231016&stc=1&d=13http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231017&stc=1&d=131750253017502530.

HenryB
10-01-2011, 06:16 PM
Do they have a website I'd buy one.

THIESSENS TLC
10-01-2011, 06:29 PM
www.sportsturfmagic.com

HenryB
10-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Thanks. For the link

Exact Rototilling
10-01-2011, 06:49 PM
I like it - similar to to the tailgateramp ramp.
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johnny_boy02
10-02-2011, 02:45 AM
If you dont need the width of the whole tailgate and want to save a few hundred dollars I use this for days I need the trailer.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303962.jpg

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303961.jpg
x-ramp

LawnScapers of Dayton
10-02-2011, 09:16 AM
I have been looking for a ramp to possibly set up another guy with a truck and mowing route. I would like to skip the trailer. Trimmer/edger, HH blower and a 36" mower....all the the back of a small pick up....... I like both of these options....

THIESSENS TLC
10-02-2011, 12:33 PM
If you dont need the width of the whole tailgate and want to save a few hundred dollars I use this for days I need the trailer.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303962.jpg

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303961.jpg
x-ramp

Im sure that will work fine for a push mower or small walk behind. but i dont think it has the ability to hold 730lbs with a max capacity of 1200lbs. that setup looks like it would work great for a 22".

johnny_boy02
10-02-2011, 03:52 PM
You can get them in different widths. I have the "mini" trick version because I didn't need anything larger.
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THIESSENS TLC
10-02-2011, 04:17 PM
You can get them in different widths. I have the "mini" trick version because I didn't need anything larger.
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I have seen them wider, but I think they have a bit of flex to them ( and no arch) which isnt good for my set-up. how much did that one cost if you dont mind me asking?

johnny_boy02
10-02-2011, 04:21 PM
I'm sure it will bow a little under heavy loads bit the thing is rated for over 1000 pounds.

I think it was just over $400.
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Exact Rototilling
10-02-2011, 05:20 PM
You can get them in different widths. I have the "mini" trick version because I didn't need anything larger.
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I'm assuming this ramp will accommodate your Quickie 32 just fine with minimal flex and.tweak?
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johnny_boy02
10-02-2011, 06:07 PM
I am not sure. I have never tried. Due to the types of lawns/ properties I work at I can never bring just the 32. So if it comes I just throw it on the trailer with the 25.

It will load a 400 pound over priced Italian motorcycle that I baby with min flex or movement. I wouldn't trust it if it didn't.
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THIESSENS TLC
10-02-2011, 06:24 PM
I am not sure. I have never tried. Due to the types of lawns/ properties I work at I can never bring just the 32. So if it comes I just throw it on the trailer with the 25.

It will load a 400 pound over priced Italian motorcycle that I baby with min flex or movement. I wouldn't trust it if it didn't.
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Do you have a link for these ramps?

THIESSENS TLC
10-02-2011, 06:32 PM
Dont worry bout it, just found it. there is no way i could get my stander up this ramp. if a 230lb dirtbike flex's it, then its no good for me. it is a sweet idea how it folds up nice compact! Just wish it was a bit stronger with an arch! http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231064&stc=1&d=1317590992

shepoutside
10-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Love ours, use it year round!
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/shepoutside/truckrack001.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/shepoutside/truckrack010.jpg

THIESSENS TLC
10-02-2011, 11:50 PM
Love ours, use it year round!
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/shepoutside/truckrack001.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/shepoutside/truckrack010.jpg

where did you get yours from? and how much?

Ray&Christine
10-08-2011, 09:32 PM
I had a Buddy Ramp, it was OK but it was a maxed out to its limit when I loaded my Walker on it. The good thing about them is that they can be removed/installed in a minute or so. One of my dealers has the Bannerman ramp on his delivery truck and it must be over 20 years old and he swears by them. They look very solid.

THIESSENS TLC
10-08-2011, 09:57 PM
Im picking up the ramp on wednesday next week! cant wait!

Exact Rototilling
10-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Im picking up the ramp on wednesday next week! cant wait!
Please post a bunch.of.pics so we can all see the finer workings of the ramp. :clapping:
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THIESSENS TLC
10-10-2011, 12:58 AM
ya i will for sure

ralph02813
10-13-2011, 10:49 AM
I built my own ramps with the ramp toe kit $39.95 two 10' 2x8 about $10.00 and for 8' pieces of angle iron galvanized for braces my ferris wieght 350 me almost 200, it works great.

THIESSENS TLC
10-16-2011, 07:41 PM
Hey guys, just an update on the ramp. Took about 5 hrs to install with another person....what a PITA trying to tighten the nuts underneath the bed of the truck. Not much room under there, we actually had to sit on the ground with our heads inside the wheel well with a flashlight and use an open end wrench for 4 of the bolts...even then you could only turn the nut about an 1/8" each time. The other 8 nuts you could use a socket which was still a PITA! I also painted it flat black. Tested it out today, works just as good as it looks! So here are some pictures.http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232057&stc=1&d=1318803898http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232058&stc=1&d=1318804026http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232059&stc=1&d=1318804102http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232060&stc=1&d=1318804166http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232061&stc=1&d=1318804269http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232062&stc=1&d=1318804537http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232063&stc=1&d=1318804662http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232064&stc=1&d=1318804771

shepoutside
10-17-2011, 12:09 AM
Looks good!!! Just down the road from you, will keep an eye out for you and your rig!
You will love the ramp, would be lost without mine.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
10-17-2011, 12:23 AM
Looks good Looks like you need a long bed truck
Im thinking about putting one on one of mine flatbed trucks for mowing or sidewalk plows

THIESSENS TLC
10-17-2011, 12:37 AM
Looks good!!! Just down the road from you, will keep an eye out for you and your rig!
You will love the ramp, would be lost without mine.

oh believe me im lovin it already! cant sleep, I feel like a kid at christmas right now! cant wait to use it tomorrow! do you normally work in Guelph?

THIESSENS TLC
10-17-2011, 12:39 AM
Looks good Looks like you need a long bed truck
Im thinking about putting one on one of mine flatbed trucks for mowing or sidewalk plows

Yes a long bed would be nice, both mowers just barely fit.

shepoutside
10-17-2011, 09:51 PM
oh believe me im lovin it already! cant sleep, I feel like a kid at christmas right now! cant wait to use it tomorrow! do you normally work in Guelph?No, Cambridge/KW only. You just need some trimmer racks to make some space!

A.T.G LAWN CARE
10-17-2011, 10:03 PM
i like your trimmer racks for your truck how much did they cost and where do you buy them:)

THIESSENS TLC
10-17-2011, 10:06 PM
No, Cambridge/KW only. You just need some trimmer racks to make some space!

anywhere locally to get a trimmer rack/blower rack? maybe gas can holders?

A.T.G LAWN CARE
10-17-2011, 10:08 PM
ok thanks. are they hard to install

THIESSENS TLC
10-17-2011, 10:15 PM
ok thanks. are they hard to install

what trimmer racks are you talking about?

shepoutside
10-17-2011, 10:16 PM
i like your trimmer racks for your truck how much did they cost and where do you buy them:)

I got mine off Kiji, from London. I'm cheap.........er.............frugal, so I don't buy new to often.

shepoutside
10-17-2011, 10:18 PM
anywhere locally to get a trimmer rack/blower rack? maybe gas can holders?

A few other ppl I know have got stuff from Cliff's, in Oakville. I have not, but others say he's good to deal with

http://www.cliffslawn.com/products-comm.php

THIESSENS TLC
10-17-2011, 10:58 PM
A few other ppl I know have got stuff from Cliff's, in Oakville. I have not, but others say he's good to deal with

http://www.cliffslawn.com/products-comm.php

Thanks Shep! website looks good, i think im gona have to make a trip down there.

Gatewayuser
11-21-2011, 09:50 PM
Who'd you go through to get the ramp and what was the final cost?

THIESSENS TLC
11-22-2011, 03:21 AM
Who'd you go through to get the ramp and what was the final cost?

Really? you must not like reading! lol http://www.sportsturfmagic.com/ this link was in the 3rd or 4th post of this thread. $799.99 + tax close to 900 for me. your tax is probly different then ours!:canadaflag:

ralph02813
11-22-2011, 07:20 AM
I didn't think easyload was making them anymore!

ralph02813
11-22-2011, 07:32 AM
check this out!
http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Loading_Ramps/tailgate_ramps.htm

Gatewayuser
11-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Really? you must not like reading! lol http://www.sportsturfmagic.com/ this link was in the 3rd or 4th post of this thread. $799.99 + tax close to 900 for me. your tax is probly different then ours!:canadaflag:


Thanks for the info, I'll make sure to give you the same kind of response when you need advice from a long time lco.

THIESSENS TLC
11-22-2011, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the info, I'll make sure to give you the same kind of response when you need advice from a long time lco.

Relax man, I was only havin some fun! All the info was there though!

THIESSENS TLC
11-22-2011, 12:16 PM
check this out!
http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Loading_Ramps/tailgate_ramps.htm

I looked at that one, but cant find a dealer up in canada. I think that one is a bit more money and requires some welding. I would prefer it over the one I have though! And I wanted to try one out before I spent close to 900 bucks!:hammerhead: It hurt, but I needed it

shepoutside
11-22-2011, 05:36 PM
Here is a link for the Buddy Ramp. They were in Sudbury I think, but mow out of Mocton NB
http://www.buddyramp.com/

THIESSENS TLC
11-23-2011, 03:38 AM
Here is a link for the Buddy Ramp. They were in Sudbury I think, but mow out of Mocton NB
http://www.buddyramp.com/

That looks like it works pretty good, not really a fan of the flexible part of the ramp. But i do like that there is no drilling required. Just sent them an e-mail about the pricing!