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loading mower from trailer to pickup suggestion

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JAX LANDSCAPING, Apr 21, 2007.


    JAX LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    hey guys

    any suggestions on loading up mower from trailer to back of pickup truck while the trailer is hooked up i have a 14ft bigtex trailer and i'm getting a 16 ft one but the new one is not in yet ihave three mowers and going to put the 34in gravely sit down in back of truck would the arched loading ramps work for this or is there something better .

    Thanks mike
  2. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I tried the arched ramps, they don't work if you have a rail on the trailer. I've seen a double gate setup but i seems to costly and to much weight. a buddy of mine just used a 3/4" piece of plywood to put is WB into the truck.
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Your going to be looking for trouble!!!!!!! I know people that have got killed doing stunts like that.:nono:
  4. casco73

    casco73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    you can buy 2 2x12 cut them just to the length from the bed of the truck to the bar of the trailer then buy ramp ends from your local hardware store and mount them on a set of two by twelves from two to three feet long then drill and bolt them to the set you cut from the truck to the trailer and if your nervous of driving on two seperate boards cut and mount 4x8 piece of plywood to connect the two together. or you can spend alot more money and go to safe-t-ramp.com I think you can get a nice one from 300 to 550 dollers :weightlifter: :weightlifter: :confused: :confused: :waving: :laugh:
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Just buy a tri-fold ramp that's rated for 1,500 pounds or more. Don't know why people even bother with planks or split ramps, they're terribly unsafe. Here's what I would buy if I were you, maybe not this length, but the tri-fold style is perfect.


    JAX LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    hey guys,

    thanks guys for the info probably going to try the tri fold ramps thanks again
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I think that's way dangerous because of the steep angle ...
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    That's why the USA ramp double fold full width ramp is great. It's wide, there's no ramps to slip out and the loading angle isn't too bad.
  9. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    i just love that feeling i had when i was loading my buddies brand new honda rancher in the back of my truck and the left ramp broke. if it wasn't for dad reaching out and catching it i would be eating through a straw right know
  10. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    You guys are crazy!! Be careful!!

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