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Old 08-25-2006, 09:13 AM
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need answer

I just bought a 7x14 enclosed trailer and am buying a ztr to go with 48" scag walk behind. Question is I have since found out the ramp door is rated with a max of 1000 pounds. We all know ztr's are much heavier than that, will the door hold up or will I tear it up? Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:23 AM
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any way of reinforcing the door? perhaps adding a couple of 2 x 12's to distribute the weight over a larger area?
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:34 AM
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Check the manufacturers specs. Some ZTRs are under 1,000#.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:49 AM
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Checking the specs is when I noticed I might have a problem. I'm looking at Scag 61" turf tiger and it weighs over 1300! Have had some people tell me not to worry they run theirs up it all the time and have no problems, I'm just wondering if any of you do it. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:06 AM
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i have a wells cargo rated the same and run a deere 717 up and down all day.just be careful of uneven areas where both sides of ramp do not touch ground together unless weight is applied
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:42 PM
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1300 shouldnt be a problem at all, the manufacturers have to conservitivly rate there stuff to avoid warrenty issues but i wouldnt be suprized if you could run 2k up and down it all day with no problem
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:58 PM
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1300 shouldnt be a problem at all, the manufacturers have to conservitivly rate there stuff to avoid warrenty issues but i wouldnt be suprized if you could run 2k up and down it all day with no problem
Exactly. And how many people on here have ever overloaded a truck? Just about everyone im sure. A couple tons of topsoil will drop the ass end of a f250 real quick but ive never broken a spring (i dont suggest doing it though lol).
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:10 PM
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Yea, but whats it take to reinforce it? A few 2*12's will give you some insurance. Better safe than sorry. Prolly less of a hassel to reinforce it than to put back a ramp thats been ripped off.
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