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  • Estimation of weight carriage?

    Fellas!

    So I am trying to get a ballpark on how much weight this ramp can hold, Its a 1/4" 3003 diamond plate, frame is 2.5" 6061 T-6 square tubing, welded with 4943 ( i believe, its 4043's replacement so to speak) Trying to get decent pictures up but MY GOD its annoying.
    if there's a welder, there's a way

  • #2
    Here are the pictures, wish they could be bigger so you guys could see it better but its a 48" X 44 1/2" ramp. 5" high, 2.5" squares stacked and cut at slope to get the right angle.

    Diamond is 3003, 1/4" tubing is 6061 T-6, 1/8" wall 2.5 " square. welded with 4943 at 200 Amps., 40/60%
    Last edited by Olivero; 11-06-2016, 09:14 PM. Reason: Added photo
    if there's a welder, there's a way

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    • #3
      Well. They drove the front of a sysco delivery truck onto it to try to sink it down in the asphalt. Did not work, ramp survived though, so I guess that's good enough for me. If it can hold the front of a Sysco truck I think electric pallet jacks and pallets full of goods won't be a problem.
      if there's a welder, there's a way

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      • #4
        That's strange, that's exactly what I was gonna post. It would be my assessment that your ramp doohickey would hold, at a minimum, the front end of a Sysco delivery truck. <br />
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        I was right for once!!

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        • #5
          Haha., spot on. Turns out it was the trailer they backed up, guy on the truck said it was about 15.000 lbs.
          if there's a welder, there's a way

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          • #6
            Well my calculation was for a cab over reefer with a 450 lbs driver and 350 lbs co-driver. And not one of them new, fiberglass truck jobs either, one of those old and awesome all steel and meat and potato kind of trucks. So it's probably a toss up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              Well my calculation was for a cab over reefer with a 450 lbs driver and 350 lbs co-driver. And not one of them new, fiberglass truck jobs either, one of those old and awesome all steel and meat and potato kind of trucks. So it's probably a toss up.
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              • #8
                Ryan,

                If only my math teacher would have been more like you.
                if there's a welder, there's a way

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                • #9
                  Well it's what I'm here for...helping people...it's my job. <br />
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                  Besides, anything to help you guys....

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