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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keegan, Jun 3, 2004.
Has anyone had experience using ramps instead of a trailer for a walk behind mower?
Yes. One thing you have to make sure of is to secure the ramps. I put eye bolts on sides of ramps and attached a chain to the ball on my hitch. Otherwise, while you are unloading if you happen to apply the brakes even the slightest bit, it will pull the ramps off your vehicle. Been there done that, luckily my walkbehind only dropped about a foot.
Yewp, until you drive off teh ramp and flip over your mower like stupid me.
The parts of town I work you just CAN'T use a trailer, NO PARKING! So I'm pro-ramp- if not I'd never be able to service anyone... just orbit the block!
well, today i saw a 60" lazer teetering off the back of a box truck cause one of the ramps slid out. $8k machine + 4' drop = too risky for my blood.
Ramps are good, just back it in, so you're never below the machine. I've been doing it for many years.
You don't have to use seperate ramps for each wheel. They make a variety of types that fold and are full width and safer.
I use a safe-t-ramp at times and run a 900 lb ztr up in the bed with no problems.
but there are cheaper aluminum models that are fully portable that would hold a walk behind's weight.