Anyone here use Ramps?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnboy51, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. lawnboy51

    lawnboy51 LawnSite Member
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    I know a guy that'll sell me a year old 6X12 trailer for around $500. Might as well do that if I'm going to spend a couple hundred on ramps.

    Thanks for your thoughts guys!
     
  2. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do it every day. For safety's sake, fasten the ramps to the truck, and back it in. You don't want to be below it if it falls.
    Many people are intimidated by this, but it's a piece of cake.
    Crawdad
     
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do an office that has 2 retention areas I use ramps to go up and over a 4ft wall to get into them
     
  4. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
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    I had two ramps i made from lowes that cost me about 25 dollars when I was done. The ones i built are a lot longer than the ones you can buy so it makes it a a lot easier to load up. I did this for one season loading a 36 inch bobcat into the back of a Ford Ranger. Now I just baught my 6 by 10 trailer and am loving it.
     
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,261

    I'm making me a set shortly not for a truck but I need ramps for a new lawn I signed up it has no other way on then going over a 2 foot retaining wall
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    With care it will be ok for a while. Just invest as soon as possible in at least a small trailer.
     
  7. lawnbgone

    lawnbgone LawnSite Member
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    My son and I have done it for 2 years. We have a 48" Bunton and it must weigh almost 400 lbs. We bought a ramp kit from True
    Value Hardware store for $35 and 2pcs.2x12x8 and no accidents.
    It can be difficult if your truck is on a slight slope or incline.Also be careful when their wet. We added a doubler bolted from the top side to increase strength. SAVE UP FOR THE TRAILER. The safety factor ,the ease of use, and the professional image.
     
  8. CHEVYCRAIG

    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    BOUGHT THE YELLOW PLASTIC RAMPS WITH THE CURVE IN THEM SPENT $170.00 WORK VERY NICE, CANT RUN ANTHING OFF THE SIDES VERY EASY ALSO.THE NOTHERN TOOL CATALOG HAS A PICTURE OF THEM CHECK OUT NOTHERNTOOL.COM
     

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