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Tailgate capacity

Anyone know what the weight limit is for a Ranger tailgate? I may pick up some ramps tomorrow and was wondering if I can use them on the gate or if I should take it off and put them directly onto the bed.
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I've had well over 700LBS of fat people on mine and it never broke lmao
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lol Well I need to put a 470lb mower in with 225lbs of fat person on it, so I should be good?
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When in doubt...it only takes a little bit of time to pop the tailgate off.
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lol Well I need to put a 470lb mower in with 225lbs of fat person on it, so I should be good?
Yep your 5lbs under haha. I'm sure you'll be fine, just make sure the cables for the tailgate are in good condition.
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When in doubt...it only takes a little bit of time to pop the tailgate off.
indeed it does. So nothing wrong with playing it safe.
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My buddy who is not even 200lbs broke one of my tailgate supports.

But when I replaced it, only 1 is tight
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When in doubt...it only takes a little bit of time to pop the tailgate off.
I agree, but mine's a little more of a pain in the *** because I've got a power tailgate lock. Still doable... just takes longer!
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My buddy who is not even 200lbs broke one of my tailgate supports.

But when I replaced it, only 1 is tight
Thats how mine is. After I replaced mine one was more loose than the other.
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I've had probably 600+ lbs of bouncing people on the tailgate, but you never know
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adam you will be fine
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I've had well over 700LBS of fat people on mine and it never broke lmao
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It'll be fine. I load my mower up all the time with the ramps on the tailgate and have no issues.
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I picked up a v8 for a friend and the guy who we bought it from dropped it off the lift onto my tailgate. Bent the hell out of it but it didnt break or anything. You should be fine. I've loaded up mowers since then and I've never had a problem.
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I use to run my 650lb 4 wheeler + 200lb me on my gate on my Ranger all the time. I hope my F150 gate can take it, I'll be trying it tomorrow.
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I would say at least 700lbs lol
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lol thanks guys. I guess the full 700lbs wouldn't be on the gate anyways, it'd be split between each end of the ramp... on the tailgate and on the ground. Hopefully they have a set left. CT has them on for $88.88 for a pair of 7' arched folding ramps.
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Crappytire FTW! lol
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Something to think about.... IDK how newer trucks are but my stock straps were nylon bands and when the truck was about 7 or 8 years old, I was lowering my tailgate in the rain and my hand slipped off the tailgate cap and the gate dropped...snapped both straps. The replacements were aftermarket "Help!" brand units and they are steel braid cable. Surely better than what was on my truck stock.

Age deteriorates the straps. And I live in basically a non-humid non-corrosion environment.

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In some way it should be stronger than a full size tailgate because it's not as wide. But yea, you should be fine.
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I'll check out those aftermarket cables... I know what you mean about the nylon. They don't look strong but they seem to work! I got the ramps and tested them out today, worked great!
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so interesting side point i have an 01 and it came with the steel cabels stock i dont think i have ever seen these nylon strap before
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Got my R6 and my but up a ramp using the gate. No problems :)
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lol thanks guys. I guess the full 700lbs wouldn't be on the gate anyways, it'd be split between each end of the ramp... on the tailgate and on the ground. Hopefully they have a set left. CT has them on for $88.88 for a pair of 7' arched folding ramps.
i bought some S shaped metal brackets at princess auto, 2 6x2x6's and some screws. total was $50-$60.

now you got me thinking since i'm moving an aerator in and outta the bed this week.
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