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Ramp traction

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 am

My skid steer with it's steel tracks on does not like trailer ramps. I bought 8 foot ramps for the dump trailer. If you raise it about 20 " it will usually load ok.
The ramps are extremely heavy. I don't want to bolt wood to them.
Just bought new 35 foot float with the wide ramps. 5' dove with 5 ramps. It hates them, if I can't find a ditch or a terrace to even things out I have to use the winch on the truck to help it on. When paint gets worn off it'll probably be better idk.There's rubber matting I guess.
Any ingenious ideas on this problem??


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Re: Ramp traction

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 am

Weld solid square 3/4 x 3/4 on the ramp spaced every foot.
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Re: Ramp traction

Post by Atimm693 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:37 am

You can weld on strips of rebar. Had to do that to our excavator trailer, we were having the same problem.

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Re: Ramp traction

Post by ez14. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:54 am

callmefence wrote: I don't want to bolt wood to them.
because you don't want to drill through them or?

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Re: Ramp traction

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am

Himac Aluminium Loading Ramps are tested and certified for easy loading and unloading of earthmoving machinery onto your trailer or truck.

https://www.himac.com.au/products/skid- ... ding-ramps

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Re: Ramp traction

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 am

That’s pretty slick.
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Re: Ramp traction

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:56 am

Wood on both the dovetail and the ramp is going to prevent the Rams from closing. Plus the it's a constant maintenance issue. I sure don't think aluminum ramps are going to hold up to steel tracks. We also haul a track loader at times.
We mocked up highgrits idea about a hour ago. As long as we space the bars where they don't land on each other. The ramps will close. We're going to try it. I think it will work on the dump trailer ramps as well.

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Re: Ramp traction

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:02 am

callmefence wrote:Wood on both the dovetail and the ramp is going to prevent the Rams from closing. Plus the it's a constant maintenance issue. I sure don't think aluminum ramps are going to hold up to steel tracks. We also haul a track loader at times.
We mocked up highgrits idea about a hour ago. As long as we space the bars where they don't land on each other. The ramps will close. We're going to try it. I think it will work on the dump trailer ramps as well.

Thank you.



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Edit. This trailer is the worst of the other three. While the wide ramps are nice. I think the center piece of steel. Runs up the center of each ramp keeps the track from getting a bite on the angle iron
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Re: Ramp traction

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am

callmefence wrote:
callmefence wrote:Wood on both the dovetail and the ramp is going to prevent the Rams from closing. Plus the it's a constant maintenance issue. I sure don't think aluminum ramps are going to hold up to steel tracks. We also haul a track loader at times.
We mocked up highgrits idea about a hour ago. As long as we space the bars where they don't land on each other. The ramps will close. We're going to try it. I think it will work on the dump trailer ramps as well.

Thank you.



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Edit. This trailer is the worst of the other three. While the wide ramps are nice. I think the center piece of steel. Runs up the center of each ramp keeps the track from getting a bite on the angle iron


It makes no sense to me why all the trailer manufacturers have the angle turned up. If they'd turn the angle ridge down it would have twice the surface to grab on to.
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