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 Post subject: Sand Ladders
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:10 pm 
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In my metal working class I decided to make some sand ladders. Sand ladders are things you put under your tire when you get stuck, and help provide traction. In some sort of theory they could help bridge over gaps, but I don't know if mine are strong enough.

I took 20' of 3/16" thick 1" angle iron and made 4 36" rails and 10 9" rungs for a pair of 3 foot long ladders. Cool project and didn't take but an hour or so with the help of an ironworker. Now I gotta go get stuck somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Ladders
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:23 pm 
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not bad dude but a word of advice get rid of the sharp edges on the sides or you will have a very good chance of cutting a tire when you go to use them (i found out the hard way).

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Ladders
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Yeah I did grind the shit out of the edges, I should've put that in my little write up.

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Looks good man, those would be a good thing to toss in the trunk before snow wheeling.

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that's good to hear p0wn. not doing that is how i cut a tire on Suvivor. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Ladders
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i have a set of ramps made just like this. they are out of HEAVY angle iron tho. over 3/8" thick. about 3' long. they weigh over 100 lbs each. just put a lip on one end to hook them on the edge of the trailer (has a gap about 7/16 all the way across the trailer) and they work great. the drag car with the tiny tires in front is a slow and bouncy ride up tho. lol. no slippage like on smooth ramps tho!! never thought of this ider for deep snow/sand. my ramps are built exactly like this, other than you would be looking at the bottom of my ramps in this picture.

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