Ramp for portable

Frank DiGi

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I was thinking about getting one for the van..Getting to old to lift anymore... I had a nice lift on my box truck worked great for moving Deh and Portys out of the truck...
 

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I haven't used them before, but they look sturdy. What are you using it for? Loading and unloading a porty?
 
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i got 2 metal ramps i got from namco. easy to wheel the porty in and out the truck..i wish i dident have to use them but im pretty strong and i cant lift this porty up by my self, so they come in handy
 

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I went to Home Depot and purchased one of the ATV ramps then put then together and put a piece of wood on the top. The straps go to the bumper to keep the ramp from sliding off the bumper, its worked great for me..
 

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I went to Home Depot and purchased one of the ATV ramps then put then together and put a piece of wood on the top. The straps go to the bumper to keep the ramp from sliding off the bumper, its worked great for me..
I bought the same ramps, but sold them because the braces were too far apart. Do you happen to have any pics of the wood you installed? Thanks
 

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I used the 8" ramp top kit from lowes not sure if it's the same one you guys were talking about. Altogether if I remember correctly I spent around $30 or so and I used it with the 2 x 10 boards. I don't use the brace. They work great except for the room they take up.
 

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I bought the 8" ramp kit and 2X8 boards from Lowe's too but they are heavy and take up alot of space, so I returned the kits. I'm looking for a ramp that is lightweight(the porty is heavy enough!) and retractable or folding. That is why I mentioned these pet ramps. I have never used them or even seen them in person. I'm going to call the company today and get more info.
 

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I have the same ramps from HD but they are
too bulky. I had to put masonite on them to wheel
my equipment up and down. The dog ramps looks
pretty cool!
Nick
 

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When I started my business 27 years ago I used a portable (old dual vac Castex ), much heavier back then, I attached a aluminum 2 wheel dolly to the bottom of it, with stair climbers on it and a wheel located by the handle , there was no need for a ramp, you tilt it back and the wheel rests on the floor, lift & slide in, going out it slides on teflon stair climber rails, easy going up/down stairs, these dollies are pricey, but are lightweight and work great, just another option, don't know if it will work on your machine. Another easy option is a bi-fold atv ramp, just insert 3/8th plywood on ramp their usually slotted for it, I have one I use for loading snowmobiles, lightweight even with the wood, their very afforable.
 

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Wow hammer, I should have kept my ramps! Great idea!!


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Whoa!!! Cleanbean, you need a van! Or a small trailer will do. Sorry for stating the obvious.

Nice ramps though. I like the folding feature. They look fairly lightweight. I have an older fiberglass ramp that is as heavy as the machines I push up the ramp. Used it a few times and retired it.
 

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Whoa!!! Cleanbean, you need a van! Or a small trailer will do. Sorry for stating the obvious.

Nice ramps though. I like the folding feature. They look fairly lightweight. I have an older fiberglass ramp that is as heavy as the machines I push up the ramp. Used it a few times and retired it.
Yep...I do...but this suits me real fine for now and works well. The way it looks in that snapshot the ramp has quite an incline but I cut that down considerably by backing to the curb which reduces that incline quite a bit.

I did 24 years in the Navy...if you've ever hauled cruise boxes onto an aircraft carrier you know how much work that is. Anyhow, it doesn't phase me to push M5 up the ramp nor haul it up a flight of stairs...I just make sure I do it right so I don't injure myself.

That pic I used is old...my setup is more organized than that too...that pic was just for a quick post! Here's it looks when I load it up for work:



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That shot was after doing two apts in a hi rise. :cool:
 

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