Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The New Loading Ramp

This is the loading ramp I was talking about earlier. It only took me 2 hours to build and is fairly simple. I made it about 36" high which should cover most farm trucks. I had to build it so we could load the large sow into the stock rack in the back of a customer's truck who had come to pick up a 60 pound Large Black Boar. Loading the little boar was easy, we just threw a big sack over him and put it over my shoulder to carry to the truck bed. Getting the sow up the chute was not as easy but it worked finally. I was happy to see the ramp easily handle the weight of both me and the 250 pound sow!

2 comments:

  1. now you need an old axle to clamp on so you can pull it around anywhere you need it!

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  2. I did think of that Fluggie...but in the end I decided that wood runners would be cheaper and the ramp really doesn't need to move anywhere at all. If, in the event that I need to move it somewhere to load/unload animals, I will have to manhandle it onto the trailer. It really isn't all that heavy.

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