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My ramps are 11' long and at times depending on where I am loading it up at it can get interesting. But it isn't bad as long as you keep moving. If you stop mid way up or just as you start onto the rack up on the bed rails it can raise your pucker factor.

I have some pictures somewhere of my ATV sitting up on top I'll have to find.

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Here are a few pictures of it. The first couple where it is nice and dry are of my hunting partners 2008 F350, my truck is the one in the snow.





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Thanks for the pics. And of course loading most anything in the snow makes the day more interesting. After the really bad winter before last, we bought a skid steer and it has to be backed onto my rather high decked gooseneck flatbed. Since you can't see anything behind you and not much more close in on the sides, it somewhat puts the fear of God in you.

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Thanks for the pics. And of course loading most anything in the snow makes the day more interesting. After the really bad winter before last, we bought a skid steer and it has to be backed onto my rather high decked gooseneck flatbed. Since you can't see anything behind you and not much more close in on the sides, it somewhat puts the fear of God in you.
Here is another picture of the ramp construction.

I hear you on loading equipment onto a metal deck trailer or using solid metal ramps. When I was on a line crew with the phone company we had all kinds of fun at times trying to get a crawler or backhoe up onto the trailer when it had been snowing or really wet. We actually talked the boss into putting some expanded metal on the ramps to help with traction, but once the holes got filled in with mud it was back to the slippery slide. But at least when we were traveling the fold up ramps would bounce enough to get the dirt off of them.


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I'm good on the traction part. My flatbed ramps are basically designed like yours but made with 3" channel iron, both rails and cross ribs. But, oh man, those babies are heavy. I bought the trailer for mostly hauling hay, etc, so I didn't order it with the flip-down ramps like most flatbeds have. It's been years since I posted any pics on here with Photobucket but we all dropped them when they started charging a fee. Don't know the alternatives.

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A friend on another forum tried using the google hosting site and is having all kinds of problems with them.

I just went to Imgur It is free and fairly easy to upload photos to. Similar to what PB was.

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A friend on another forum tried using the google hosting site and is having all kinds of problems with them.

I just went to Imgur It is free and fairly easy to upload photos to. Similar to what PB was.
Great, thank you, I just wrote it down and will check it out. Figured there must be one or more that took PB's place.

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