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Weight limit for the tailgate?

Anyone know the weight limit on a 03 ranger tailgate? Just wondering since I didnt find info in the manual.
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I looked into this a while back... the most I've ever had into mine is my 470lb lawn mower with 230lbs of me on it. It was on ramps though so the tailgate never saw near that weight.
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Here's the thread I made a little while back...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f15/ta...pacity-112642/
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wow. a lawnmower? Im not sure why, but when I first got my truck, I sat on the tailgate and BAM!!

Both cables snapped and the tailgate hit my bumper. I think the cables were bad or something I dont know.

From them on ive been scared to put any kind of weight more than 100 lbs on it.
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yea, deff the cables. i've had an aerator on mine, dresser, couch, me, buddy, mind you some of that was moving up or down but i think someone said the limit is around 300 lbs.

once those cables get rusty, they need to be replaced.
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I once folded a Ranger tailgate into a V shape with a boulder loaded from a bucket loader. I'd estimate the weight at somewhere around 700-1000lbs. The tailgate folded before the cables broke, but it happened pretty fast.

When in doubt, keep the fat girls off your tailgate.



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I just had me and a 150lb "insulation blower" on my tailgate and one of the cables is broken lol.
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i picked up a Gunsafe ar Cabelas 2 weeks ago, slid it out of the truck, had to pivot on the tailgate to get it out. 500lbs, still good to go.
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this is a copy-pasta from another thread:


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I would say at least 700lbs lol
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When in doubt, keep the fat girls off your tailgate.



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Stay away from the fat chicks.
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Kiltro, where did you copy and paste from? My son is in that pic.
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Kiltro, where did you copy and paste from? My son is in that pic.
In this other thread that was already linked too...

HERE
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Jeesh, seeing those guys sitting on the tailgate, think I could hear the poor little truck grunt!

My Grizzly 700 ATV loaded up is 800 lbs and I'm 210 lbs. I haul it a fair bit in the back of my truck, so even with ramps its still briefly seeing the whole weight of the machine and me - 1000 lbs - and I've yet to pop a set of straps between my '09 and previous '93 Ranger. LR
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I once folded a Ranger tailgate into a V shape with a boulder loaded from a bucket loader. I'd estimate the weight at somewhere around 700-1000lbs. The tailgate folded before the cables broke, but it happened pretty fast.

When in doubt, keep the fat girls off your tailgate.



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That's why you make your truck high enough, so that the fat girls can't even get up. :)
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when you guys have ramps or whatever on the tailgate, and not all of the machine is on the gate, the tailgate is not seeing the whole weight of said machine.

The weight of the machine is seen on the tailgate and wherever the ramp is (on the ground), or the rest of the machine is (where the tires are).

Anyways, i've had probably ~500lbs of me and a buddy on the gate.
That picture of the army guys is proof enough.

OP, what are you putting on the gate? lul.
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When the front tires are on the tailgate and the rear tires 3/4 of the way up the ramp, how is there not a hefty good chunk of the machine's weight on the tailgate? Yeah, a bit of its going to be pressing down on the ground but its still leaning on the tailgate as well. LR


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i want to see more pics of this ramp/box setup youve got going on here
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If you look up the breaking strength of the aircraft cable they use in the straps that hold up the tailgate, they are good for like 2000lbs. times two cable makes 4000lbs. lol.



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When the front tires are on the tailgate and the rear tires 3/4 of the way up the ramp, how is there not a hefty good chunk of the machine's weight on the tailgate? Yeah, a bit of its going to be pressing down on the ground but its still leaning on the tailgate as well. LR
Take a statics class and ask the same question. Either way, you can put a large load on the gate.
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Kiltro, where did you copy and paste from? My son is in that pic.
I find this strange/ interesting. i mean what are the chances of this? not calling bs or anything. just weird.

and as far as how much it can take, i would say well north of 600 lbs. i had a 55 gallon drum of vinegar, the drum jack, and my fat *** on there with no issues. i would say that was about 750 lbs.

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damn double post.
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