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We have now had a few days of snow and temperatures around -10/-15 degrees celsius.

These days it would have been impossible to load (or offload) the chipper without a winch. Snowy tracks = zero traction on metal.

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5 hours ago, The dogwalker said:

We have now had a few days of snow and temperatures around -10/-15 degrees celsius.

These days it would have been impossible to load (or offload) the chipper without a winch. Snowy tracks = zero traction on metal.

Handfull of grit=up she goes.

 

Screwing a bunch of roofing screws into the ramps means you wont need the grit.

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7 minutes ago, Mike Hill said:

Handfull of grit=up she goes.

 

Screwing a bunch of roofing screws into the ramps means you wont need the grit.

That's not a good idea. You are essentially weakening the ramps in many places. I wouldnt want to drive up them with max capacity 

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29 minutes ago, dig-dug-dan said:

That's not a good idea. You are essentially weakening the ramps in many places. I wouldnt want to drive up them with max capacity 

I am sure your right. But I only use those ramps for the chipper and they have done the job for the last 13 years.

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7 hours ago, The dogwalker said:

We have now had a few days of snow and temperatures around -10/-15 degrees celsius.

These days it would have been impossible to load (or offload) the chipper without a winch. Snowy tracks = zero traction on metal.


have a look at my previous post on the previous page.


You still need to be careful of course, and always clear snow off the ramps and trailer bed before driving on them

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On 04/12/2021 at 18:40, josharb87 said:


have a look at my previous post on the previous page.


You still need to be careful of course, and always clear snow off the ramps and trailer bed before driving on them

I had a good look at your post and notices some differences between our ramps. I have a Brian James trailer and it appears that my ramps are soft so I think they would probably be significaly weakend by all the new holes required.

 

And after all, winching does not really bother me.

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If it's a tipping trailer why not raise the bed up a bit to reduce the breach over angle

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I have a tw 230VTR fits in the back of my 3.5 ton van. Pull a 10x6 Ifor Williams tipper. Works for me. Chipper fits in trailer as well gives me a lot of options. 

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16 hours ago, Cain said:

I have a tw 230VTR fits in the back of my 3.5 ton van. Pull a 10x6 Ifor Williams tipper. Works for me. Chipper fits in trailer as well gives me a lot of options. 

I don’t do tree work much, but that’s how I’d do it. I often have a micro digger or mini loader on the back of my trucks, leaving the trailer free for more gear. 

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