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Offline Barn Owl

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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2006, 11:00:20 PM »
We use modified wheel risers where I work. We buy the aluminum ones and add stops to the ends. For those with the money, check out these links:

http://www.tseq.com/products/ldsol/wheel_risers.htm

http://www.ptwheelrisers.com/

Or Google “wheel risers”

The aluminum ones can be carried but you can add casters to the ends and roll them around like a wheel barrel. If I can get the time I will try to post pics of the ones from work.
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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2006, 10:52:56 PM »
This is what I was talking about. The ramps are U.S. Ramps from McMaster Carr. I added the stops and the casters. The casters make it very easy to roll around and I don’t have to go looking for a dolly. Even though they are aluminum I wouldn’t want to carry them any distance, they can get nasty dirty.
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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2006, 11:31:38 PM »
Nice ramps there Barn Owl! A lot more convient than my old ones I still have and use sometimes! But most times I use the pit that has spoiled me so! BK!
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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2006, 05:32:15 AM »
Barn E nice ramps you got there at the shop but after checking the prices from MC, at about 350 bucks EACH I'll stick to the good ole soild wood ones!  ;)

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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2006, 10:21:22 PM »
We use modified wheel risers where I work.

Those ramps will never get to see the underside of a bus. I work for a very large package delivery company (the brown one) and one thing brown won’t do for you is to let you borrow any of their tools. I do not have a set of ramps yet; I am trying to figure out what type of ramps I want to build. It will most likely be wooden. I am also contemplating digging a very long “foxhole” (no, I’m not kidding) that I could slither into and use as a quasi pit until I can dig the real thing.
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Re: My new ramps...
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2006, 11:21:23 PM »
I don't know why those aluminum ramps should be so heavy; I suppose it must be the safety factor. George Lowry let me use his once; I thought that they were pretty heavy, as well.

Our solid laminated douglas fir ramps are under half the weight of the same length aluminum ones. And because they're laminated with the layers on different angles, I don't halve the slightest worry about them carrying any load that I will ever put on them.

I have heard from a commercial fisherman that aluminum trolling poles are heavier than wood ones, too.

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