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These are the ramps Parliament used several years ago. Maybe OSHA caught up to them before they ran away. They don't generate any degree of confidence in my mind.
Those ramps scared me too.
not for me!
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Somebody with that knowledge should turn them into OSHA. I hope they are using them only to install jack stands. Imagine the lawsuit if someone was injured or worse??
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These are all reasons why OSHA would never allow wooden ramps to be used commercially and you will never find them at a dealer of any kind. I shy away from wood for other reasons too. Termites, dry rot, water, etc. is destructive when stored outdoors. I have no room in my garage to store large ramps inside. If taken care of, they are probably safe. "Probably" being the operative word. Use them to drive up on and raise the vehicle, then use HD car stands as redundant back up before getting under to service the vehicle. You should never get under any vehicle without redundant equipment. Be safe!
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Can you point us to the particular OSHA regulation that prohibits wooden ramps for commercial use?
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These are the ramps Parliament used several years ago. Maybe OSHA caught up to them before they ran away. They don't generate any degree of confidence in my mind.
Those look dangerous to me!
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Dont they still have wooden bridges someplace? Perhaps OSHA hasn't heard of those. Perhaps they could go after the cities, county and states that have them. Ive even seen some states have the nerve to advertise their wooden bridges.
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Do a little checking on the load capacity of wood columns and you will find that these are actually very over designed. Not going to respond to any comments however. This thread with people criticizing KC’s original ramp design is why I don’t discuss most of my work on my Bird. Everybody criticizing things they know little about. Most of us live in wood houses, our ancestors came across the ocean in wooden boats, the British built a pretty good airplane in WW2 out of wood, and as Rick said, we crossed a very tall and long wood bridge on the Alaska highway. Enough said!
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Sit back and relax with a cold beverage. Randy, you knew it was coming ... tires, batteries, ramps. All items folks are passionate about .


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Do a little checking on the load capacity of wood columns and you will find that these are actually very over designed. Not going to respond to any comments however. This thread with people criticizing KC’s original ramp design is why I don’t discuss most of my work on my Bird. Everybody criticizing things they know little about. Most of us live in wood houses, our ancestors came across the ocean in wooden boats, the British built a pretty good airplane in WW2 out of wood, and as Rick said, we crossed a very tall and long wood bridge on the Alaska highway. Enough said!

Jim,i think KC did not post as much after the ramp debate,and there are others too.
We are missing out here you guys,some smart guys not posting because of the "debates".
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See post #176. Always fun to watch it happen.
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Jim,i think KC did not post as much after the ramp debate,and there are others too.
We are missing out here you guys,some smart guys not posting because of the "debates".


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