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Old November 26th, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Bridging Ladders

Ok so itís not often that I like someoneís work so much that I buy multiples of their product, but I have to tell you about a guy I met in MOAB. His name is Casey and he does fab work. He's the same guy I let wheel my truck a bit in MOAB.

Anyway he makes bridging ladders among other things. 4, 6, and 8 foot, the cool thing is a set can be locked together to for a pedestrian bridge or they be hinged together to traverse a log. Made from Aluminum...very strong. The pedestrian bridge can support 400 lbs. When I get mine in I'll post some more photos, the set posted here is one of the first sets he messed around with.

The photo posted is just a regular set, no locks or anything.
Website; www.caseyscustom.com
Email; Caseys Rover customrover@gmail.com

I have on order four sets so there ya go.....
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Old November 26th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Looks like atv ramps to me
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Looks like atv ramps to me
Except stronger.
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I have on order four sets so there ya go.....
For how many dollars?
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For how many dollars?
The 4' ladders, hinged and lockable cost me $200.00 a set.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Dont know....you'll have to contact him on the specs. Sorry.
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more importantly, capacity weight? I've looked at ATV ramps, but the strongest ones are only good for about 1-1.5k lbs. not strong enough for a fat 110.
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more importantly, capacity weight? I've looked at ATV ramps, but the strongest ones are only good for about 1-1.5k lbs. not strong enough for a fat 110.
Have you considered these?

http://www.okoffroad.com/gifs/stuff/waffleboard-4.jpg

That's Adrian's DI and they barely budge.
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I'll ping him today and get his specs.
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I'll ping him today and get his specs.
Actually those ladders are ours, I think we have a few more sets left.
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ok so I have an update on these.

Typical Configuration; 4í Bridging Ladders
Each 4 foot long, 14 inch wide, section weighs 20 lbs. and can support 1,800 lbs. per section over a 4 foot or less span. When spanning a four foot or less area, using both sections the bridging ladders will support 3600 lbs. When joined and locked together the 2 four foot pieces fitted and locked can support 500 lbs. over 8í span forming a bridge to move equipment.

They are 3 inches tall 14 inches wide and 4 feet long weight 20 lbs.
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ok so I have an update on these.

Typical Configuration; 4’ Bridging Ladders
Each 4 foot long, 14 inch wide, section weighs 20 lbs. and can support 1,800 lbs. per section over a 4 foot or less span. When spanning a four foot or less area, using both sections the bridging ladders will support 3600 lbs. When joined and locked together the 2 four foot pieces fitted and locked can support 500 lbs. over 8’ span forming a bridge to move equipment.

They are 3 inches tall 14 inches wide and 4 feet long weight 20 lbs.

So basically atv ramps after all? 1800lbs is barely 1 axle with a loaded rig. And 500lbs is nothing. You'd be just as well off with a 2x4.

I have a set of aluminum ramps for my trailer that are 5' long, weigh maybe 20lbs each, and support 3000lbs per axle. If your set on carrying something to act as a bridge, get a set if those. Also the ladder like design would prob make them useful as sand ladders. I think I got them from discountsramps.com
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So basically atv ramps after all? 1800lbs is barely 1 axle with a loaded rig. And 500lbs is nothing. You'd be just as well off with a 2x4.

I have a set of aluminum ramps for my trailer that are 5' long, weigh maybe 20lbs each, and support 3000lbs per axle. If your set on carrying something to act as a bridge, get a set if those. Also the ladder like design would prob make them useful as sand ladders. I think I got them from discountsramps.com
Its not 1800lbs per axle, it's per corner. You are only going to have one tire on a ramp at a time. Use two to cross a gap and its 3600lbs per axle.
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Its not 1800lbs per axle, it's per corner. You are only going to have one tire on a ramp at a time. Use two to cross a gap and its 3600lbs per axle.
OK - i did misread a little (thats what i get for looking at d-90 while still in bed).

However, thats at 4' anything over 4' it sounds like you significantly reduce its capacity, which i thought the whole point of these things was to be able to expand.

You certainly could not cross a 8' span



So they are much better than i first thought, but im still not sold on the idea.
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Wolf is correct thats per axle. he makes them up to 8' I believe. For me, I thought 4' was better than nothing. I'm going to try them out anyway...my first set arrives next week and I want to take them wheelin in January. A friend of mine has an FJ and and were going to see if we can break'em.

Also when connected togeather it's for moving equipment. If that Eq. is on my back well than that the chance I take but thats what it's for. 8' span, min 500 lbs. I would think one person at a time would not exceed that.

There has been a price increase for me because of these modifications/improvements, but the good thing is he's not expensive to start anyhow. I'll report back anyhow with photos and the like next month. Oh and zombies cant traverse open air! and Rovers cant either without bridging ladders!
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If you have to cross anything larger than a 4' gap, then you are going Camel Trophy style and cutting down trees to build a bridge. I'd go with a 5' section and beef them up a tad.
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