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Old 09-16-2009, 08:54 AM
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Actually the route I am speaking of going, it would actually increase the strength of the gate for heavy loading when the extenstions are not in use...

As you would have (2 ramps per side, and they would be doubled up when not in use.

It would basically fold up *Sorry for the extremely crude diagram....* like so when not in use, but tighter.... _/\ *| Being the trailer */ being the ramp you already have *\ being the added ramp

You would double or less the length of your load gate with the additional gate for light weight low clearance loading.... and when you have the addition not in use it would double up and increase the gate load strength, but you will also gain about an inch or two height of the gate depending on how you made it.

Sorry if I am seeming to ramble, but I keep thinking I am not putting my idea into the right words...

Almost makes me want to make a quick rig display and put on my trailer to demonstrate
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Or could you draw it? and attach it?
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I was into Deere yesterday and they gave me a defective ramp, it;s the kind that goes all the way across the trailer and folds in half, in this case it's a poor design by the manufacturer IMHO, anhow what I have is two pieces that are 6 feet wide by 2 feet.

I will post pics over the weekend, what I am going to do is weld foldable legs that will lift the current ramps 8" at the end, then use one of these two foot sections, I think it will work excellent.

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I am looking forwards to seeing what you are going to do! Are you gonna take some before, during and after pics?
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Here is the fix.

John deere had a foldable ramp from a trailer that buckled where it hinged, I removed the hinge and used half the ramp, 2 feet by 6 feet. Next I went to a boat supply store and bought two solid indian rubber rollars as they will take 4,000 pounds each, they were the perfect length at 8.5", I bolted them to the ramp extension and left 3/4" of the bolt sticking up which locks it to the main ramps on the trailer.

Used it a few times yesterday and it cured the problem, total cost $26.00, this additional ramp is super light.
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Does it fold up with the main ramp?
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Next I went to a boat supply store and bought two solid indian rubber rollars as they will take 4,000 pounds each, they were the perfect length at 8.5", I bolted them to the ramp extension and left 3/4" of the bolt sticking up which locks it to the main ramps on the trailer.
What is the benefit of the rubber rollers versus welding a piece of metal there?
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Does it fold up with the main ramp?
No, that trailer has two ramps, it's mainly for the bigger tractors and excavators so they are desperate heavy, If I were to weld the extention, I would never be able to lift them.
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What is the benefit of the rubber rollers versus welding a piece of metal there?
Rubber grips the pavement and I could remove these if I needed to, steel is there to stay......to be honest though it was a super quick and super cheap way to do this.
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No, that trailer has two ramps, it's mainly for the bigger tractors and excavators so they are desperate heavy, If I were to weld the extention, I would never be able to lift them.
Oh, I see. It's not for every day use. Just when you need the big equipment moved, right?

That would get real old, real fast having to put that under there at every stop.
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