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Flatbed ramp ideas

Will L.

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Welcome.
I used to build flatbeds (owned truck equipment shop) if you can space the bed up off the frame, you could fit slide out ramps like are used on uhaul/ penske moving trucks.
Either do one on either side of the frame, Make sure to plan out wheel clearance. Or stack 2 together and stow them over center of frame.
We used to do extension ladder stowage there for construction trucks.

I agree with Forest, if you can afford a rollback set up they become quite versatile.
 

john miles

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Welcome.
I used to build flatbeds (owned truck equipment shop) if you can space the bed up off the frame, you could fit slide out ramps like are used on uhaul/ penske moving trucks.
Either do one on either side of the frame, Make sure to plan out wheel clearance. Or stack 2 together and stow them over center of frame.
We used to do extension ladder stowage there for construction trucks.

I agree with Forest, if you can afford a rollback set up they become quite versatile.
That looks good. thanks for input
 

john miles

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Welcome to the group.

What are your funds like? Have you considered doing a rollback type setup where you can load on the ground, and than load the entire bed on in one move?
That was my original thought. I priced one installed for 31 thou. Little more than I wanted to spend.

You have any recommendations for any brand?
 

treegump

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Or for the amount of weight that you are looking at - what about looking at a round baler option, and modifying it to your use?

Or - my buddy purchased an old chevy pickup truck that has a winch that pulls a flat bed on and off the rear frame - think trucks that load the dumpsters on rails and secure it to the frame.

2 other options that might work just as well for less?
 

MrMarty51

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Welcome to thetruckstop John Miles. Just wondering, are You related to the long since deceased General Nelson Miles, the man that My home town is named after. LOL Miles City, Montana.
What engine is in Your Kodiak ? I used to work on a lot of those trucks, all with air brakes and the 8.3 Detroit diesel.
 
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