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Re: (ET) safest way to get an ET into a pickup truck?
Hello ET list,
I have an E12 (not running) and I read the postings to this list
regularly. It will run eventually and probably with many Q&A's to this
I regularly move my working mower, A Dixon ZTR with a 60 inch deck on my
flatbed trailer. My trailer is high with the floor being level with the
tops of the 8x14.5 tires. I make it a point to always try to find a place
where I can get either the back tires of my truck on a hill, bump, curb or
where the trailer wheels can go into a ditch without bottoming out the back
of the trailer in order to get the back of the trailer lower to the ground.
For ramps I have 2x12 planks. I have taken the steel walkway off of an IH
corn planter and bolted it to the planks to make the planks "Non-Skid". Of
course that also made each of the planks weigh about 50-60 pounds. I also
use this trailer to haul my antique tractors ( JD Model A, B.F. Avery )
to shows with using the same ramps so they are definately strong enough to
hold the weight. I back the tractors up the ramps because I am
uncomfortable backing down the ramps. With the Dixon Mower, I drive it up
and then do a U-turn in place to go back down forwards.
And like others have mentioned, the most important thing is to NOT get hurt.
This is just about the way I do things with moving machinery. I hope it is
helpful. Best wishes.