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New innovative ramp idea. Think it'll work?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Triton37, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Triton37

    Triton37 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    This new ramp might solve all of my concerns. [​IMG]

    I'm looking to purchase a Dodge 3500 Chassis and install a 12' stake bed. We would load a pallet of fertilizer on the back 4' and then this ramp would be located on the passenger side so our intermediate z-spray can sit very close to the axle leaving enough room for a 140 gallon tank just behind the cab. I'm trying to avoid using a trailer so we can reduce maintenance time and costs and also gain fuel economy. I've had floating decks custom made in the past but again looking for better fuel economy to reduce the amount of steel. This guy says mowing companies are using his system too so it should be easy to load/ unload 12-15 times per day since its all aluminum and there are no hinges that could break over time. Looking for ANY feedback out here or similar ideas you may have found that worked. :weightlifter:
  2. Triton37

    Triton37 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    Nice design and versital, but only side load would limit me on most of my yards. If would work for you, eliminating a trailer would be great.
  4. jdyardworks

    jdyardworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I would do tank, pallet, and then z-spray on back. I would also make the bed have a dovetail and then a ramp like mowing rigs have

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