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Cabela's Heavy-Duty Tri-Fold Ramps
Author: Mark Mazour
Putting an ATV in the back of a pickup is a great way to haul one around, but it also can be a tricky task driving up a steep angle, giving the ATV enough power and then mashing the brakes to stop in time. But finding the right ramps can help take the panic out of the process.
After several back surgeries, lifting a lot of weight was a big concern for me. I wrestled with heavy steel ramps before, and I knew they were too much for this guy. But I didn't want to settle for a flimsy alternative either.
After some careful shopping, I settled on the Heavy-Duty Tri-Fold design form Cabela's. At only 28 lbs., these aluminum ramps were easy to handle and even easier to set up. The plastic-coated feet rest on your tailgate and the safety straps hook to your receiver hitch, pulling tight to ensure they stay put. After securing the straps, I easily loaded and unloaded my 650cc ATV, and the heavy-duty aluminum supported the load with no problem. The tri-fold design folds up to a 16-1/2" width that stores easy in the garage, or in the truck bed between the wheels of the ATV. The 69" length allows them to be stowed in short-bed pickups, but gives you plenty of length to keep the loading angle manageable. A slot for plywood inserts also allows for loading of snowmobiles and other equipment.
Loading an ATV in the truck was a cumbersome and sometimes tricky chore. Now, I can get out these ramps, unfold them, secure and load within minutes quickly getting on the road to using my ATV instead of spending time loading.