1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tailgate-Ramp Turns Into Handy ATV TrailerYou can get more work out of your ATV with the help of a new tailgate-ramp for pickups that turns into a handy 1,000-lb. capacity trailer.
The new TRT - for "trailer-ramp-tailgate" - was designed by Mike McKenzie, Holyoke, Colo., a machine shop operator who now manufactures it to fit any pickup. The base of the unit replaces the standard tailgate and when the TRT is removed, the base remains in place as a gas-saving "shorty" tailgate. When needed, the TRT attaches quickly to the base unit. When closed, the TRT stores neatly in its tailgate position. To load or unload an ATV (or garden tractor, etc.), it simply folds out to the ground. To use as a trailer, a slip-in tow hitch attaches to the ramp.
"It's great for fence work over ground too rough for pickups and we've also had a lot of interest in it for hauling irrigation tubing. It's great for lawn and garden work and for hunters and campers," says McKenzie, noting that the trailer is fitted with high-quality boat trailer tires and high-speed bearings. The entire unit weighs 190 lbs. and has a 1,500-lb. load carrying capacity as a ramp and a 1,000-lb. capacity as a trailer.
Sells for $495. It can be purchased as tailgate and ramp only for $395. Trailer attachments can be added later.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike McKenzie, New-mac, P.O. Box 88, Holyoke, Colo. 80734 (ph 303 854-3851).
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