Tailgate GRW?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by walker-talker, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I am building a ramp from my landscape trailer to my pickup truck (1992 Chevy Cheyenne 2500) and was wonder how much weight a tailgate will support. I want to be able to back my Walker mower from my trailer to my truck to dump grass clippings in the bed. I would guess that the Walker weight about 1200 pounds with load. I am guessing that will not be a problem.

    Thanks
    MATT
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    250 lbs.
     
  3. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Doesn't your tailgate come off? It takes just a few seconds to remove my gate from my F-150. Much safer with the ramp on the bumper, properly secured with the cables so it wont slip. Ever had a ramp slip off? I did, while loading a rider. I looked down, no ramp, I had time to say shite twice before I hit the ground. Glad it was a loaner! And a lot lighter than my Gravely rider, that would've hurt.
    Crawdad
     
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Crawdad,

    The anchor of the ramp will be hinged welded to the trailer and fold down to the pickup truck bumper. It is not sounding like a good idea to have the ramp resting on the truck's tailgate.

    Thanks for the post.

    MATT
     
  5. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    matt,

    i made a ramp on my last trailer that arched barely over the tailgate and rested on the bed.

    it was very simple to make, with no significant weight either.

    sit back and take a better look, i'm sure you'll figure it out.
     

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