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Can anyone point me in the direction of a decent ramp manufacturer please?

 

I need a pair of 8ft ramps for driving my new Bandit zt1844 grinder into the back of my Nissan Cabstar...

 

They need to be light as possible (I assume this means aluminum?), for carrying to and from Cabstar when needed/not needed, and also if I have to carry them across a job to get across a ditch or something.

 

I was considering buying the Brian James 8ft trailer ramps (eventually going to be buying Brian James tipper) but the weight of them puts me off...it's fine on a trailer where they live underneath and you just slide them out!!

 

The world of ramps seems endless...

 

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We have these ones (but not with the middle stabiliity leg) and they are nice and light. We load zero turn mowers, GreenMech CS100’s into the back of our transit nicely. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folding-Aluminium-Ramps-X-2-ATV-Quad-Golf-Buggy-Mobility-Scooter-Loading-1000KG/312042670372?epid=4012827461&hash=item48a7314924:g:eUMAAOSwndZaVd-4

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ive got these ones which I use to drive a rayco rg25 onto a transit, I wouldnt want to try with anything heaver though tbh as they flex a bit but the light weight and fold down nicely, but these guys have a good range. I'd go for a heavy duty non folding pair for the bandit

 https://www.theramppeople.co.uk/folding-loading-ramps-trp615-pair-2750mm-long-280mm-wide

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I have the same as dan494 and loaded/unloaded a zt1844 recently but I chocked the middle of the ramps; that increases their loadbearing capacity x4.

The ramps are light and folding so excellent for transporting and handling.  You'd need to fashion a means of holding the top in place (drilled hole with a bolt through ramp and trailer floor) and make a pair of chocks.

That all sounds a fiddle but I doubt you'll find another way of using such light and portable ramps: 8' rigid ones that take the weight of a zt1844 are going to be much heavier.

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1 hour ago, nepia said:

I have the same as dan494 and loaded/unloaded a zt1844 recently but I chocked the middle of the ramps; that increases their loadbearing capacity x4.

The ramps are light and folding so excellent for transporting and handling.  You'd need to fashion a means of holding the top in place (drilled hole with a bolt through ramp and trailer floor) and make a pair of chocks.

That all sounds a fiddle but I doubt you'll find another way of using such light and portable ramps: 8' rigid ones that take the weight of a zt1844 are going to be much heavier.

A ZT weighs in at 6-700 kg I wouldn’t risk putting ours up those we use a set of straight Zara Ramps rated at 1750kg per ramp I’d rather be safe than sorry with a £15k machine.

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Know what you mean and it was a bit of a fiddle getting everything to stay in place while loading but with the chocks there was no problem in the end.

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