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#1 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 11:51 AM
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Loading a snowblower?!?!?

Maybe I'm just getting older or need to hit a gym again, but I couldn't load my snowblower onto the back of my Titan - it's a 2 stage, 8HP, 24" mower. I tried to just pick it up but couldn't get a good enough grip to muscle it high enough to load onto the bed.

I had tried a set of 5' ramps - my neighbor used it for a his tacoma to load his quad - but the ramp angle was too steep to get the snowblower up the ramp.

What size ramp do you think would be long enough?

It seems that 7.5' ramps are about $150. 8' are about $200. 9' would be about $250. Not sure if the extra length is worth the $$$. What has everyone else's experience been with ramps?
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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

There's a guy on another forum with the exact same problem as you! Wow.

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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

I use a cargo carrier with a piece of 1/2in plywood cut to the width I needed, bolted to it and the use the short ramp. It was just too much work to get it up to the bed for me.
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These are what I use.



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I tried thoes BB but were to slippery with the wet snow. I then put on the non skid tape on the wood and it peeled off....



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get a tilt trailer.......

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I tried thoes BB but were to slippery with the wet snow. I then put on the non skid tape on the wood and it peeled off....
<<<I could loan you some of my TP.....
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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

If you have the need to load big items into your truck bed often enough, something like the folding serrated aluminum ramps are very nice.

http://www.truckstuffusa.com/duraloa...ctashield.html

My friend has something like these and loads lawnmowing equipment into his truck all the time with them. Nice arched ramps so you don't bottom out on the tailgate. Many different manufacturers make them.
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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

i bought a set of alum. tri-fold ramps from harbor frieght for 80 bucks... best thing i've done for myself:



i've used it for various snowblowers (one was 30 years old, and when you engaged the drive you also engage the auger, needless to say it's fun to load)

my dad has a small john deere snow machine that i lift by hand, it's akward to handle, so sometimes i throw the ramps in to save my back.

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i bought a set of alum. tri-fold ramps from harbor frieght for 80 bucks... best thing i've done for myself:

i've used it for various snowblowers (one was 30 years old, and when you engaged the drive you also engage the auger, needless to say it's fun to load)

my dad has a small john deere snow machine that i lift by hand, it's akward to handle, so sometimes i throw the ramps in to save my back.
80 bucks is pretty cheap - how long are they? They look like the set I borrowed from my neighbor, but his was only 5' long.


Blackbeauty - I checked out the ramps via the link but $200 per ramp is a little too steep for me.
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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

Just get some short box head screws and screw them into the wood ramps for traction. Pick the size head of screw that works for your application.

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Re: Loading a snowblower?!?!?

Pay a kid to load it for you for 20 bucks lol!!

Or you could get a small trailer that you could just tow behind the titan where you dont have to lift so much.

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80 bucks is pretty cheap - how long are they? They look like the set I borrowed from my neighbor, but his was only 5' long.


Blackbeauty - I checked out the ramps via the link but $200 per ramp is a little too steep for me.
Do a search. Harbor Freight probably has them a lot cheaper. Or even Amazon or maybe JC Whitney. Look around a little. I agree, $200 is a little steep, but they're also 10' long. 7' or 8' would probably do and be a little cheaper as well.
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