Any suggestions on a ramp solution to load a snow blower into an SUV? At 170
pounds I'm just not up to picking it up, hahahaha. I've verified it will fit
with the handle collapsed and the blower chute removed.
Any suggestions on cheap ramp solutions?
My concern is where they hit the truck. For safety they will need to hange
over the edge of the back bumper by a couple of inches. No problem when
loading in. But unloading, how do I keep them attached to the SUV long
enough to get the weight on to them? As the blower rolls backwards I think
the wheels will just push the 2x's rather than rolling over them.
Fasten a couple of approx 1' x 1' pieces of sheet metal to the tops
of the 2x12 so the wheels roll onto the sheet metal before hitting the
wood ramp; should keep it from slipping out.
Or... my store bought ramps have small chains on them that clip onto
the hasp for the door lock to keep the ramps tight to the truck.
I use a couple 2x8's with these brackets. I beveled the ground end of the
2x8's for easier loading. I mixed up some primer and very fine sand to paint
the 2x8's for traction. This works fine for me to load\drive my snow blower
up into and out of my pickup truck.
When I brought mine home in my minivan, I jammed the low end of the
ramps in a wide crack in the driveway. (2x8s from an old waterbed frame
I trashpicked- knew I saved them for something.) I also picked my spot
on the driveway halfway up the slope so that the ramps would be almost
horizontal. If your driveway is crack-free, maybe a couple long spikes
into the crack between driveway and garage apron? Or some long 2x4s up
against the tires of your other car? You don't need much.
Prop up the back end of the boards on a box, sawhorse, upturned
garbage can, whatever to make them about level. Once you get the
blower out a little ways, remove the prop and lower the board to the
ground. I've done this many times with both my snow blower and my
chipper, which is heavier and doesn't roll as easily. The boards I use
are 10 footers.
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