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Post  hudmut on Sun 10 Jun 2012, 10:54 pm


Iv just been looking on line at loading ramps as iv got to move my engine at the end of the mouth for its first outing.

Now i don't mind spending my cash but boy what some are asking for a bit of bent plate is a joke some are asking 400 + vat and others even more and i really don't trust the real cheap one's on ebay but yet still im not liking the idea of the ramps that have big slats in them either at a price im willing to pay.

I was going to make some but time and the fact im not the best at welding aluminium with my tig and steel is just out because of my poor back what i want to know is where did you lot get your ramps from and all so what sort of length do you use.

I'm loading in to a vauxhall vivaro so was going for a 2 meter set would you agree with that ?

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 8:17 am

Hi,

Before we bought our expensive set of ramps (needed as we had to sometimes have to load Steves 1.5 tonne engine) we had a cheapish type set. I'm sure they were plastic and only around 100 ish and they were absolutely fine up to around 650kg. The only issue we found was that instead of being parrellel they were sort of humpbacked which meant the clearance for the back of the tender was quite close.

I really don't think you need to be looking at a 400 set.

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  AlexinSuffolk on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 11:48 am

Try googling E Stahl, I bought a set that will take 1 ton in weight from them, take the 4 inch Burrell and my old 4 inch Clayton Wagon without any problems, they are slightly arched for low ground clearance stuff,so have to watch the Burrell Tender, delivered direct from Germany for about 130, cannot fault them, and couldn't make them for the price.

Just had a look on their site and the same Ali skids are listed, roughly 2 metre long and used on Brenderup trailer or transit with no worries or back ache! although the winch helped..

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  hudmut on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 7:39 pm

Cheers Alex

Iv had a good look and im happy with the price and all that just out of intrest would you say these are a good choice ?


https://www.e-stahl.com/xtshop/product_info.php?info=p461_1-pair-of-light-weight-construction-ramps--straight-model.html

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  Graeme81 on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 8:00 pm

i got these ones and just reinforced (over the 1000lbs rating) them with some timber up the middle...had em years and they are still going strong. 75 yoyo and some scrap timber lying around and they have loaded motorbikes, my last 4inch burrell and heavier oil engines....

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  AlexinSuffolk on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 11:02 am


Yep they look pretty good, mine are like those but slightly longer with the curve about 3/4 along, so were perfect for my old Clayton wagon as it didn't bottom out on them. I looked round for ages and couldn't find anything for the price, not needed to reinforce mine yet so still fairly light to move about.

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  hudmut on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:22 pm


Cheers for all that Alex

I got mine ordered to day they was great to deal with and i found it sort of up setting that in the UK i cant get the same thing for less than 340 + VAT and i could get them from Germany for under 200 to may door.

I all so found it sort of up setting that after 200 views only 3 people had some thing to say about all this surely there is others that have had the same problem. I do feel a bit disgruntled coming here some times may be i should of had a showman's ?


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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  lynnr on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:38 pm

I got one of those "expensive" trailers with 8' aluminium ramps. Not applicable for the back of a van. If you do upgrade. I can highly recommend the Ifor Williams lm105 10x5.5 trailer. Expensive but bullet proof

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  Robfishman on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:48 pm

Not looked at ramps yet, so cant offer much advice. But I do remember back in the day we had a long pair of steel ramps for getting plant on the back of the 7.5t flat bed. They were made from very thick Steel channel and were very heady....of course back then contractors had plant yards and concrete mixers with lister power plants and fitters that could make almost anything we needed.

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Re: Loading Ramps

Post  AlexinSuffolk on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 6:17 pm


Really Glad you found them OK to deal with, hopefully you will be well chuffed with the skids when they arrive, I looked all over the place for a decent set and could not find anything for sensible money til I found Stahl's, like you say its a shame that UK suppliers can't offer the same thing for similar money, thats the trouble though as your toys get bigger, moving them gets harder...never have that problem with me Mamods!

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