Loading Ramp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJ LAWN, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. TJ LAWN

    TJ LAWN LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for a company that makes a ramp that mounts to the back of a pick-up..To load mowers in and out of the back of a pick-up...Anyone have any idea to look for this...Thanks
     
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There is tons of these ramps out there for sale, They even sell them at Sears, lowes, home depot, etc. Most of them are aluminum, and fold up for storage. I think they are around $75.-$100. for a pair. They work pretty good, but it is a fairly steep angle to drive up.
     
  3. TJ LAWN

    TJ LAWN LawnSite Member
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    I want somthing that mounts to the back where the tail gate goes...I dont want ramps that i have to throw in back..Thanks...
     
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You would probably have to make something like that custom, or have it made. But it would not be that hard to do, maybe use expanded steel mesh just like a trailers gate and angle steel. Ive never seen any trucks with a ramp like you want though, that is surprising?
     
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I use this http://store.rampconnection.com/product.php?xProd=6324

    So far so good. Seems safer than anything that would rely on the tailgate or that isn't fixed to the truck.

    With the help of a engine hoist one man can remove it in about 2 minutes when a trailer is needed instead.
     
  6. MnGreen

    MnGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. mjschue

    mjschue LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 96

    check with northerntool.com I think they may have them
     
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    The safeTramps are the best out there in my opinion. I bought mine direct from the factory. I have the 8ft model and used it to put my 36" lesco hydro in the back of a f150 all last season. It worked great for me.


    www.usaramp.com
     
  9. TJ LAWN

    TJ LAWN LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all the input.....:drinkup:
     
  10. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That ramp is $639.!!!! That thing could be fabricated for less than $100. in steel and parts! I am in the wrong business for sure! If you are planning to buy these, I will build you the exact same thing for $300.. Let me know, and it will look identical to the one on their picture, and work exactly the same. Please do not waste your money! That is price gouging if Ive ever seen it!
     

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