View Full Version : ramp length???

06-22-2003, 03:06 PM
Am building a tailgate ramp, and need a little help. Can someone measure the length of your tailgate???
My deck is 20 inches off the ground, and I am thinking 5 or 6 feet, I won't hafta buy anymore materials if I use 5 ft, but it'd stink to hafta add a foot later!!!
thanx in advance...

06-22-2003, 04:28 PM
most math for ramps that i've used is your height of your trailer will be one third of the length of the ramp.

06-22-2003, 04:35 PM
My trailer deck is about 17" off the ground and the gate is about 45" long. It is a little short. I've had a ZTR on it a couple of times and it did get hung up sometimes when loading.

06-22-2003, 08:16 PM
4-5' will be just right.

jason r.
06-22-2003, 08:29 PM
My deck is about 17" off of the ground and the ramp gate is 4' long. The ztr scrapes every time unless I set 2x4's under the edge when unloading. Next trailer will definitly have a 5' ramp gate.

Mark P
06-22-2003, 11:59 PM
:) Id have to say a least 5ft, 4ft will scrape if you downsize your drive tires, i use to use 24-12-12, but i get better hill comtrol with 23-10.5-12 , when im mowing alot of my hilly accounts i let alittle air out and these tires and they do way better than my 24s.......my gate is 5ft..........Marks Mowing Service