|Project by Bearpaw||posted 08-29-2015 01:21 AM||1377 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Needed a ramp for the truck to move my riding lawn mower from my house to my daughter’s house and back. She cannot afford a lawn mower at the moment and the wife enjoys cutting the grass.
I looked at the ramps at Harbor Freight,but they were $100.00. So off to the big box store I went and then went through my collection of “junk” (to some people) for parts. Hinges and castors.
Made from pressure treated 2”x”12”s, 2”x 4”s and 1”x 4”s. I have 1/4” steel bar for support at the tail gate. There is a 1/4” diameter steel rod formed like a long hook that clips over the tail gate to keep it from sliding off the edge. You can see that in picture 3.
I had some castors that I put on the end so I can pull the ramp for easy moving. It is heavy, but will get lighter as the pressure treated dries out.
This project took about 2 hours to shop and build.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin