Trailer Ramp Cutting Into Driveways

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by memac259, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. memac259

    memac259 LawnSite Member
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    I've noticed that on hot days when I drop my trailer ramp in cuts into driveways. Anyone have a solution?
     
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    park on the street
     
  3. memac259

    memac259 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your help
     
  4. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Iv'e heard of some guys wraping the end of the gate with strips of innertube. If the end of the gate is angle iron can u bolt a peice of wood on it??..............:usflag:
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Well I think if its angle iron, (assuming that its an open trailer with the very little info you included) I would weld a piece of flat metal to the bottom section of the ramp. That way you spread the load over a wider area and you have less ground pressure. Hope this helps.
     
  6. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with all of the above
     
  7. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    this is probably not time efficient but putting small pieces of plywood boards where the angle iron meets the pavement would help.
     
  8. tnpete

    tnpete LawnSite Member
    from West Tn
    Posts: 180

    I split 1" clear plastic pipe and slid it down the angle of mine. And used wire ties on each end and middle. Works great but you can just lay 1/2" plywood down and stop it also.
    Pete
     
  9. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks crappy to me but a guy in town wraped his ramps with burlap sacks
     
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    A piece of 1x4 the width of the gate will prevent that. And don't just let the gate fall and slam onto the drive.
     

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