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  1. Thrashed


    Hi All Well after a lovely day yesterday, the rain has started to fall so the mind has fallen to jobs on the `to do list'. Background: I currently have a home made ramp for getting the kit to a height comfortable to work on and high enough to be able to get underneath. Currently the ramp is made out of 2 RSJ's (I beam) which are separate but tied together with 2 x 50mm (2 inch) scaffold poles. The end of the ramp currently sits at 700mm high which is a great height to work at and get underneath. https://photos.app.goo.gl/zQsE0mrrwtQ6xBrE2 The end and the straight is held together with 6mm plates. https://photos.app.goo.gl/9KEzPCEUbtB61ZVq2. I have mainly been using it as a ramp but would love to be able to use this as a platform. The big issue i have is getting the other end in the air. Currently i have a farm jack that i use to jack each side up a little at a time and the ends are then sitting on 2 x 50mm scaffold poles each side using trailer clamps which hold 750kg each. (https://photos.app.goo.gl/PCkmeFcsGbhyDkif1). This is very dodgy to say the least, it is not 100% stable when up and the whole process of getting up is difficult and getting it down is just dangerous, so i have not been using it as much as i had planned. This is what it looks like when the ramp is up. https://photos.app.goo.gl/h0NmXQZErmBN4cBE3 Design brief: So, the help i need is to make this safe and easy to lift. Also to be high enough to be able to get underneath. Design limitations: Tools to lift the ramp are a 2 ton trolley jack with a maximum lift of 370mm. Farm jack, but really do not like using this as it does not feel safe (mainly on lowering) Would prefer to use what i have left metal wise, which is a 2m length of the RSJ and a sheet of 6mm steel. So what would you do? Thanks in advance Steve
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