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Carrying a zero turn in a Transit Van

Hi All

We are commercial grounds care contractors, we have plenty of large machinery either transported on dropside vans or trailers.

We are now considering buying/leasing a LWB transit van to fit a zero turn.

What method of ramps do you use, ie have you fitted a full width ramp hidden behind the back doors, as oposed to two individual ramps which are not ideal for a Zero turn to run up.

Also have you raised the floor over the height of the wheel arches allowing you to load a wider mower.

Your thoughts greatly appreciated.

Thanks Alan

 

 

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    Depends how big your mower is and wheter the roll over bar folds or comes off - note if using commercially the roll bar MUST be fitted, regardless of what any supplying dealer might like to tell you. Purely personally I would think that loading such a machine onto a raised height floor would involve a very complicated risk assessment in terms of loading and departure angle, machines braking ability on such a slope and the strength of any such 'raised floor;....

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    Thank you Adam. We have various zero turns, some too large to fit in a large van. I accept your point about a complicated risk assessment.

    I'm just wondering if anyone transports a Zero in a panel van and what style of ramp do they use to ensure safe loading ?

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