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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2017 - 02:17 PM

Some time back, I had to haul my daughters Blazer home so we could put a fuel pump in it. I got it loaded fine, but we bent my cheapy ramps badly when unloading. So today, I went about beefing both sets up a bit. These are HF 6' ramps. Rated at 1000 lbs. Allis weighs in at close to 1500. Thought I had better do something now.

The set I just bought (and were still straight), I bolted in a section of composite deck board. That should help them out.

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The bent up ones, I ripped some 2X boards to fit and bolted them in. I trimmed all protruding threads back to the nuts.

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Should make these last a bit longer!


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Posted September 14, 2017 - 04:31 PM

Them rascal will not bend now


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Posted September 14, 2017 - 05:23 PM

I've had, broke first use. Throw them away, just use the boards and maybe run a 2 x 4 on edge underneath for strength. OR......I have nice folding aluminum ones, which also come one-peice now and they work much better for GT's and can do the big ones and golf cart and such. Won't hold a car, I have other trailer for that use if needed.

 

I once had a flatbed truck and needed real big long ramps for tractors and cars. I took frame rails from a 2 ton truck, wood over them, two 2x4's or maybe 6's? and bolted to sides. The frame had a bend in it, so made that just like boughten ones with an arc. I used them for sides on the flatbed when not used as ramps. They were real ball-breakers tho to lift up out of slots and slide to back of truck and hook up. Darn things were about 12" long!  Over-kill!


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Posted September 14, 2017 - 06:46 PM

That oughta do it Kenny!   :thumbs:


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Posted September 16, 2017 - 10:23 AM

I like your idea for added support. I have the same type of ramp that I found at another store on close out. I was not comfortable with the width so got another set to make them double wide.

 

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Posted September 16, 2017 - 11:01 AM

I have 2 sets now, so can do the same. These are rated at 1000 lbs a pair and Alice weighs close to 1500.



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Posted September 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

That's doing it up right!!!


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