A little hard to believe, LOL. I saw a friend that is about twenty years older than me do it, and my immediate thought was "Wow! Slick!" So I quit carrying that bending in the middle plank. I have been loading this way for about twelve years, for about fifteen trips or thirty load-ups a year. I will admit that it probably requires a little skill and experience and confidence, and of course all safe loading and driving practices still apply. There are many pitfalls in trailer loading and unloading to watch for. I once convinced a friend who was unchaining while sitting on a spot where his trailer leaned to both the rear and side, to move to a level place and walk a few more feet.
Re: New Trailer question in reply to Chuck Heck, 12-03-2012 03:26:57
I'm with Chuck, full width is the way to go, allows you to load anything from a wheel barrow up. I load my 7,200 lb Cane tractor on mine no problem. Look into hydraulics, I promise you, those ramps grow heavier with age(yours that is!) My trailer is a 96 model and those ramps have really took the abuse!
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