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Old 08-16-2014, 11:49 AM
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I built a couple of fold in half ramps for my truck. That way I can fold down just one, if all I want off the truck is a walk behind. When I want the tractor down, I use both.

I used Safety Tread planks and welded them to 2''x2'' square tubing.

Click on the picture if you want. There are other pictures of how I built them.

Down to the rollers on the end to help it unfold- that's how to do it right there. Awesome job.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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I built a couple of fold in half ramps for my truck. That way I can fold down just one, if all I want off the truck is a walk behind. When I want the tractor down, I use both.

I used Safety Tread planks and welded them to 2''x2'' square tubing.

Click on the picture if you want. There are other pictures of how I built them.

How heavy is that? Looks awesome, but heavy. Manuel operation, or mechanical?
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:48 PM
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I built my ramp on my trailer The trailer came with hidden type ramps
When I design my ramp I used the factory ramps in the gate I used the biggest mesh you can buy might be over kill but I can load anything I want on the gate Its a spilt gate and I installed springs So its very easy to lift but if the spring breaks and it has before it takes 2 people to lift the gate

I thought I had a pic of it must be on the Shop computer
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:59 PM
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yeah i hate the expanded metal. that stuff always bends and breaks. i've had my trailer 4 years and it's already broken through on the gate. the angled metal frame bent the first time i drove the mower up the ramp a little bit.

there's gotta be a better way. i was thinking maybe a solid piece of metal or aluminum or something and then drill holes in it every so often for air flow or something like that.

they need to come up with something that doesn't break so easily yet is still light weight.

i have wood on the floors and no problems out of it yet. it will eventually rot out too though.

i have this type of ramp now:



i'm thinking of switching to something like this setup:

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Old 08-16-2014, 02:34 PM
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How heavy is that? Looks awesome, but heavy. Manuel operation, or mechanical?
It's heavy, about a hundred pounds per side. BUT, there are three torsion springs at the top of each one. I can lift the entire thing up or down by grabbing the upper handle you see in the first picture I posted with one hand. It's easier (better control) if I use both handles. My wife (Mrs. Poopy Shoe) can handle them and she only weighs about 120 lbs. She usually gets to the back of the truck and has it down before I can get there.

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Old 08-16-2014, 02:38 PM
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that stuff looks really good. would like to replace my ramp with that.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:58 PM
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yeah i hate the expanded metal. that stuff always bends and breaks. i've had my trailer 4 years and it's already broken through on the gate. the angled metal frame bent the first time i drove the mower up the ramp a little bit.

there's gotta be a better way. i was thinking maybe a solid piece of metal or aluminum or something and then drill holes in it every so often for air flow or something like that.
Is yours angle also? Square tubing holds up pretty well if put on right.

I added 2 extra pieces of angle to my gate holds up good till I got hit Thurs. lol bent the gate some still functional though.

New trailer will be wood with square tube gate

I can get gorilla lifts here for $75 a set Weeze if you need them
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:08 PM
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With 3 springs if one breaks it might not kill you. Seriously.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:31 PM
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I built my ramp on my trailer The trailer came with hidden type ramps
When I design my ramp I used the factory ramps in the gate I used the biggest mesh you can buy might be over kill but I can load anything I want on the gate Its a spilt gate and I installed springs So its very easy to lift but if the spring breaks and it has before it takes 2 people to lift the gate

I thought I had a pic of it must be on the Shop computer
I found a pic of it That shows the design

The factory ramps was used on the sides to handle weight like the tractor or my Skid
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:02 PM
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building a new trailer gate

I'm here you on the mesh. It always pops loose and bends more than I care for. I think I'll be getting some safety treads.
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