Tailgate ramp

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by THIESSENS TLC, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya i will for sure
     
  2. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
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    I built my own ramps with the ramp toe kit $39.95 two 10' 2x8 about $10.00 and for 8' pieces of angle iron galvanized for braces my ferris wieght 350 me almost 200, it works great.
     
  3. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys, just an update on the ramp. Took about 5 hrs to install with another person....what a PITA trying to tighten the nuts underneath the bed of the truck. Not much room under there, we actually had to sit on the ground with our heads inside the wheel well with a flashlight and use an open end wrench for 4 of the bolts...even then you could only turn the nut about an 1/8" each time. The other 8 nuts you could use a socket which was still a PITA! I also painted it flat black. Tested it out today, works just as good as it looks! So here are some pictures.http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment....nt.php?attachmentid=232064&stc=1&d=1318804771

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  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good!!! Just down the road from you, will keep an eye out for you and your rig!
    You will love the ramp, would be lost without mine.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks good Looks like you need a long bed truck
    Im thinking about putting one on one of mine flatbed trucks for mowing or sidewalk plows
     
  6. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh believe me im lovin it already! cant sleep, I feel like a kid at christmas right now! cant wait to use it tomorrow! do you normally work in Guelph?
     
  7. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes a long bed would be nice, both mowers just barely fit.
     
  8. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, Cambridge/KW only. You just need some trimmer racks to make some space!
     
  9. A.T.G LAWN CARE

    A.T.G LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
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    i like your trimmer racks for your truck how much did they cost and where do you buy them:)
     
  10. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    anywhere locally to get a trimmer rack/blower rack? maybe gas can holders?
     

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