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Old 04-22-2013, 10:19 AM
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Best bi fold ramps for box truck?

Info: 2003 gmc w3500 cabover 18ft box 150in wb. Dovetail will make it too long so I need a bi fold ramp. Biggest mower is 1400lbs without me on it. I've goggled and researched handy ramps, usaramps. SLT, and one other can't remember the name. Looking for info from people that have used them or other brands out there. Thanks
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:45 AM
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About to pull the trigger on a handy ramp gas struct assit ramp. No body using bifold gates?
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:17 PM
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nope got a fab shop to make hydralic door/ramp.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:11 PM
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I use a folding lift and love it. Takes up very little space and is easier to load heavy items than with a ramp. Also easier to load material with a fork lift w/o a ramp in the way.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:13 AM
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Hydro ramp isn't in the budget on this truck. Maybe in the future with a nicer newer truck. Lift gate is just too slow and I think they only lift 1500lbs. Not sure if a cheetah would fit on it safely. I think the handy ramps are the only ones that will work for me. Thanks for the inputs.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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Even the little lifts like I'm using are rated at 2000 lbs. Loading time is about 1 minute start to finish. How fast do you need to be?
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:31 AM
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Even the little lifts like I'm using are rated at 2000 lbs. Loading time is about 1 minute start to finish. How fast do you need to be?
So do you get off the mower to move the lift down. Then to load you have to park it on the lift and raise it up then get back on it and move it in the box? Sounds a little longer than a min but I don't know. How long and wide is the platform. That is also 1 min per piece of equipment. A ramp I think is still faster and no hydro stuff to leave you sitting. Also can unbolt ramps and put on another truck in the future.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:30 PM
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So do you get off the mower to move the lift down. Then to load you have to park it on the lift and raise it up then get back on it and move it in the box? Sounds a little longer than a min but I don't know. How long and wide is the platform. That is also 1 min per piece of equipment. A ramp I think is still faster and no hydro stuff to leave you sitting. Also can unbolt ramps and put on another truck in the future.
I totally agree with the last sentance. If you sell the truck take the ramp with you unless you've torn it up. Wil-ro here in Tennessee makes a nice setup for under 2k. They also have one that you just back up to and attach.
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