Gator Ramps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kutnkru, Mar 3, 2001.

  1. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I just saw this link thru another site. I am thinking that this would be a great way to save trailering an aerator or overseeder, freeing up the stakebody and/or trailer space.

    http://www.gatorramps.com/

    Has anyone used this device or something similar?? If so, how do you like it??

    Thanks for your assistance.
    Kris
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    All I see there is some heavy duty wheely poppin goin on. I.ve had guys that couldn.t load mowers in my trailer without nearly flipping them, I could see them trying to put one in that Ranger. I.d be buying a new cab!

    I agree it would come in handy for a aerator or even a walk-behind. That tractor sure looks funny going in.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    ok, has anyone weighed a tractor lately? these ramps say they hold 1500 lbs. What do you think a tractor weighs? About 2 times that.

    Also, would a walker be kinda long for a ranger?

    I do think it would be great for the aerator. Sure would beat dragging an 18' trailer all over town. :)
     
  4. Stones work truck.

    The shot greedy boards will be gone this spring. I am going to mount a set rigid to the bed to the top of the cab then I was going to make 2 foot extensions to add another three and a half yards of thatch hauling capacity.

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    [Edited by lawrence stone on 03-03-2001 at 03:27 PM]
     
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    TGLC or Big Brown[:)] whichever you prefer uses those types of gated ramps here. I was thinking that the gator type ramps might be more practicle because of the lighter weight equipment I was interested in hauling.

    Kris

     
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Close enough. When I put my Gator on my truck, I use aluminum ramps that slide perfectly under the Gator for storage while enroute.
     
  7. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    Kris,

    I sent away for Gator Ramp info a few months ago...

    They are expensive. $595 if you buy them from the manufacturer. The only way to buy them straight from the Manufacturer is to become a distributor. That costs another $500. Of course they give you your first ramp when you become a distributor for only $500. You are required to sell at least 1 Gator Ramp system per month to maintain your status as a distributor. Oh yeah, the prices do not include shipping.

    If you buy them from a retail place the MSRP is $845 for a mini pickup and $895 for a full size.

    It is a neat product but WAY to expensive for me!

    Mark
     
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Thanks for the alarming info about an exorbitently priced product. I will pursue other ideas instead.

    Thanks again for all the info guys.
    Kris

     
  9. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    Looked at em too and thought the same thing, a lot of bucks for the product. Good idea just too rich for me too.
     
  10. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    great info on gator ramps,but tooooo much money I would rather buy a 6x10 used trailer and save my back...
     

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