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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Bought these ramps today for $49, chinese of course!  Only 6ft which is not long enough for getting into my 4 x 4 truck easily unless I'm in low spot. Not real wide, have good grip it seems. Lip on truck end are smooth metal might slide. These don't arch either, which is best. Hmmm! Wonder why I bought these??  Better than NO ramps I guess. Here's pix, haven't tried em yet, will wait for spring probly. What ya think?

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 03:55 PM

I have 8 ft ramps that I use with my trailer, and with the tiller or SnowThrower mounted, it still scraps when I load.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:11 PM

I have used worse ramps. Those just aren't long enough for the truck though.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:13 PM

I'd use them along with a two foot high hill :D



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:40 PM

As mentioned, they would work ok if you can back up to a bank or hill.   What ever you do, though, make sure to secure the tops to the tailgate.  The way the bottom is constructed they look like they could kick out from under you pretty easy.  I almost had that happen once and it immediately led to me buying a utility trailer.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:47 PM

What ya think?

I think it looks too cold for me where you live.   :rolling:  Seriously, I think I would try backing up those.  I have some fold up aluminum ones that cost me $200 at Cabella's and I love them.  Pricey but good.  My truck is a two wheel drive Silverado and it's not bad loading backward or forward.  



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:55 PM

We use to drill two holes on the tailgate (had an older truck of course) one hole for each ramp so we could secure the ramps to the tail bed so it wouldnt move. The wed put a long bolt in the ground on each ramp so it wouldnt kick out from behind. Proved successful but very nice looking ramps :thumbs:



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:00 PM

Nice looking ramps, as stated I would secure them to the truck and maybe at ground level. 



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:05 PM

What ya think?

 

 

I think you got distracted when buying these, possibly by a young female, and I think you should dig

out the receipt, and send them back to China.

 

Buy some longer, curved, folding, made in North America ones.

Those don't look safe, and it sounds like you're skeptical already.

Just my 2 cents worth. :wave:


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:15 PM

Shurwood your making Me cry now...... :boo_hoo:  :ah_shoot: No nice female either, durn!  Guess I'll have to SAVE UP! and get some better this summer.  These will stay here tho and will work for other times of "ditch loading".   I use my ditch all the time and can use them there.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:20 PM

I am siding with the majority. I would hate to see you get hurt or mess up your tractor.

 

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:20 PM

I won't use any ramps to load into a pickup.  If I don't have a bank I can drive right into the truck with, then my loads go into a trailer.  My trailer ramps will hold a farm tractor.  I've seen too many ramp failures to ever want to use them.  Then there's the tailgate cables nobody ever checks till they snap.  Hard to check them anyway, as most are wrapped & they rot inside the covers.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:26 PM

Shurwood your making Me cry now...... :boo_hoo:  :ah_shoot: No nice female either, durn!  Guess I'll have to SAVE UP! and get some better this summer.  These will stay here tho and will work for other times of "ditch loading".   I use my ditch all the time and can use them there.

 

 

I would just hate to hear about another ramp accident.

For the price, I'm sure they'll find a use. Maybe in the shop, driving on to some low blocks, or ??



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:37 PM

They look like great ramps for an ATV,  but not so much for a tractor. 



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:38 PM

I won't use any ramps to load into a pickup.  If I don't have a bank I can drive right into the truck with, then my loads go into a trailer.  My trailer ramps will hold a farm tractor.  I've seen too many ramp failures to ever want to use them.  Then there's the tailgate cables nobody ever checks till they snap.  Hard to check them anyway, as most are wrapped & they rot inside the covers.

 

Tell them what I used and how I loaded my tractor on my pick-up at your plow day.






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