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|You have a motorcycle. You have a pickup. What are the best motorcycle ramps to use for loading your motorcycle onto your pickup? With so many choices how do you decide with ramp is best for you? The Bikers Foundation’s website suggests Discount Ramps as the place to start. When deciding which ramps are best for you, there are a few things to figure out first. Are you loading by yourself or with the help of a friend? Do you want to guide the bike while standing on the ground or drive the bike up the ramp? How do you want to store the ramps? These are important considerations when picking out a ramp. The most popular types of ramps are as follow:|
Extra Wide Motorcycle Ramps
|The Extra Wide Motorcycle Ramps allow you to drive right up onto the bed of your truck. The extra width allows you to put your feet down to help guide the bike up or down the ramp. They usually fold in half so you can store it in the pickup bed and take the ramp with you.|
|These ramps are designed for loading motorcycles while standing firmly on the ground. If your bike is heavy consider having a friend help. These ramps come in folding and non-folding designs and are typically the most cost efficient.|
|These Ramps are fully powered by the vehicle’s battery and completely load the bike up into the bed of the truck. They are the most expensive of the ramp types.|
|Thanks for reading! Jay Tamez – Discount Ramps LLC
Discount Ramps is now proud to introduce a utility Ramp from Assistive Technology called the X-ramp. This ramp is specifically designed for loading and hauling ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, lawn equipment, dirt bikes, and utility loading. To access the ramp, all you do is lower the tail gate and extend the ramp. This X-Ramp has a 1,200 pound weight capacity and is available in five different sizes from 33 inches long to 96 inches long and in four different inside widths, from 32 inches – 54 inches. It features a unique and functional quick release attachment system that slides into rails which are mounted onto the bed of your pickup truck, cargo van, or utility trailer. A powder coated aluminum and steel finish, as well as a high resistance automotive plating is used to make the X-ramp safe, sturdy, and dependable. Another great feature of this loading ramp is that if you pull the accordion styled ramp out half way and set it down you can use the utility ramp as stairs for loading your bed or van; this is a great way to use your vehicle for dolly loading. You simply install the telescoping loading ramp, pull the gate open, and fold the ramp down then ride your motorcycle, ATV or whatever you are loading on to the ramp. This ramp eliminates any need for extra trailers making this the most unique and functional ramp on the market today!
The X-ramp is installed on to the tailgate of your truck. To install the X-Ramp utility ramp you will have to do some drilling so the rails are attached to the tailgate. The X-Ramp installation kit comes with universal mounting hardware to help you decide what is best for the make and model of your vehicle. If you ever want to have full access to the tailgate all you do is slide the hitch pin out and lift the utility ramp out.
Discount Ramps model number for this utility ramp is different for each length. Discount Ramps offers 5 different lengths to fit the multiple needs of the consumer. The 33 inch long X-Ramp that comes with 4 folding tread plates and weighs 85 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-4. The 49 inch long X-Ramp with 6 folding tread plates and weighs 100 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-6. The middle size offered is the 65 inch long ramp with 8 folding tread plates and weighs115 pound is model number X-Ramp-32-8. An 81 inch long ramp with 10 folding tread plates and weighing 130 pounds is model number X-Ramp-32-10. Finally, the big 96 inch long X-ramp with 12 folding tread plates that weighs 145 pounds and is model number X-Ramp-32-12. Each one of these ramps has a 1,200 pound weight capacity and folds like an accordion to help you save space. After it’s installed, this versatile ramp rides on the bed and the slider rails slide to the edge of the tailgate and extend. The X-ramp comes with all mounting hardware, step by step instructions and a “do it yourself” instructional video. A one year manufacturer’s warranty against defects is also a part of the package. This product has been reviewed as one of the best automotive products making it very easy to choose for whatever needs you may have.
Discount Ramps is also proud to offer tie down strap kits. These straps are designed specifically for securing your boat, ATV, tractor, snowmobile, or cargo load in a pickup truck bed or onto a trailer or tailgate. If you would like to know more please view our Tie-Down website. Mini ramps are also available for smaller trailers and step vans.
To learn more about the X-ramp utility ramp or to place an order visits our X Ramp utility ramp website.
We’re proud to now offer the most universal loading ramp on the market — The Big Boy II from Lite Aluminum Products. We took our years of customer suggestions/reviews and shared them with the development team over at Lite Aluminum Products so that the demands and interests of our customers could be implemented into a brand new loading ramp system. The outcome of this cooperation was the design and manufacturing of the Big Boy II ramp which can be used to load a vast range of vehicles or equipment. The Big Boy II ramp’s main purpose is for loading a motorcycle. However, the ramp can be utilized for loading all of your four wheeled machines that have pneumatic tires. The ramp system has a 2500lbs weight capacity when connected together or 1250lbs weight capacity per ramp section.
Below is a small list of the possibilities:
- Three & Four Wheel ATVs
- UTVs(Utility Terrain Vehicles)
- Yamaha Rhino
- John Deere Gator
- Kabota RTV
- Kawasaki Mule
- Polaris Ranger
- Zero Turn Lawn Mowers
- Go Carts
- Lawn & Garden Tractors
- Stump Grinders
- Pressure Washers
- Golf Carts(includes electric models)
- Many other larger wheeled machines/vehicles weighing nothing over the 2500lbs weight capacity.
The BigBoy II is quite an achievement for the ramp industry and this is all due to the great suggestions/reviews made by our customers.