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snow blower ramps

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by nor'easter1, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. nor'easter1

    nor'easter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Men's and Ladies I thin I am having a senior moment. Building ramps for snow blower to put in mu f350. Any ideas of how to secure the ramps with out drilling into the tail gate. Worried backing off the beast the ramps will slide out and kaboom no blower all pine handling. any pric's or suggestions would be great. Let snow fall!!!!!
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Noreaster I just use a set of those ramp kits you can pick up at any lumber yard, and attach a pair of 2X6's to them. I have never had a problem with them slipping, and have even used them for riding lawn mowers, and dirt bikes, as well as my snow blower
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Wally World sells the kits for $20 or so. They do work awesome and don't slip.
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Yep, I just use M/C ramps or ATV ramps and they have never slipped
    just drive the snowblower right up.
     
  5. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Ramparts is the brand name I believe, and I've seen them at Sears, Pepboys, Harbor Freight also.

    Another choice is to make an adjustable cable for each ramp with a hook that attaches to your hitch chain holes. You slide the ramp just forward of where it needs to be, hook the cable to hitch and pull your ramp back into place. You adjust the cable length so the ramp cant move any farther back than where the "rampart" ramp end rests securely against the tailgate. A screw eye can hook cable to ramp, and a ubolt clamp on either end can serve to make it adjustable.