truck ramps

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lightninglawncare, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. lightninglawncare

    lightninglawncare LawnSite Member
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    for those of you who work out of your truck and use ramps to get the mower down what kind of ramps did you use? Can you make them yourself? I have a lawn tractor and is there a way you could get it into the truck without the mowing deck catching? Thanks and if you had pictures that would be great
     
  2. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    We have truck ramps, we made our own out of two 2x8's. Although we use a 36" walkbehind, which is easier to control and prevent the deck from catching, so I don't know about what you can do for that.
     
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Loading into a truck is extremely dangerous. Be safe and buy a small trailer. You will be glad you did.
     
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I use a safety ramp mounts in your hitch this is the way too go.
     
  5. Jagor

    Jagor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    There are some well made aluminum "arched" ramps on the market that would help you eliminate your lawn tractor mower deck snagging problem. Pick a set that has the cross rungs welded to the inside of the side rails. This makes for a smooth top surface less likely to catch your deck. Get the longest set you can to reduce loading angle. Try and find a rise in landscape to back up to when loading. This will also help reduce ramp angle. Make sure and use the safety cables that normally come with ramp set. A "kicked" out ramp can cause serious injury!
     

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