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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dr9, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. dr9

    dr9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I just bought a 7x14 enclosed trailer and am buying a ztr to go with 48" scag walk behind. Question is I have since found out the ramp door is rated with a max of 1000 pounds. We all know ztr's are much heavier than that, will the door hold up or will I tear it up? Thank you in advance.
  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    any way of reinforcing the door? perhaps adding a couple of 2 x 12's to distribute the weight over a larger area?
  3. bill w

    bill w LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Messages: 198

    Check the manufacturers specs. Some ZTRs are under 1,000#.
  4. dr9

    dr9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Checking the specs is when I noticed I might have a problem. I'm looking at Scag 61" turf tiger and it weighs over 1300! Have had some people tell me not to worry they run theirs up it all the time and have no problems, I'm just wondering if any of you do it. Thanks.
  5. chuck simpkins

    chuck simpkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    i have a wells cargo rated the same and run a deere 717 up and down all day.just be careful of uneven areas where both sides of ramp do not touch ground together unless weight is applied
  6. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    1300 shouldnt be a problem at all, the manufacturers have to conservitivly rate there stuff to avoid warrenty issues but i wouldnt be suprized if you could run 2k up and down it all day with no problem
  7. taproot

    taproot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Exactly. And how many people on here have ever overloaded a truck? Just about everyone im sure. A couple tons of topsoil will drop the ass end of a f250 real quick but ive never broken a spring (i dont suggest doing it though lol).
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Yea, but whats it take to reinforce it? A few 2*12's will give you some insurance. Better safe than sorry. Prolly less of a hassel to reinforce it than to put back a ramp thats been ripped off.

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