maximum ramp slope

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by black boat, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    I’ve done remote location barge loads in very remote locations with no facilities whatsoever. (Piers or jetties)
    Bulldozer first off, builds beach up under ramp to a workable height, then drags loaded trucks ashore and
    Back onboard through mud, sand or whatever, often pushing with deck winch pulling.
    Tug stays behind barge, or alongside depending on depth of water and wave action, keeps barge pushed tight to beach.
    If big tides, tug may depart for deeper water during ops.
  2. W9GFO
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    W9GFO Senior Member

    I have driven quite a number of trucks with air suspension, none had provisions for increasing ground clearance. Reducing, sure - but not increasing.

  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I have driven many trucks too. There are two ways to increase clearance. Some have an override switch to increase air pressure at the suspension bags. Otherwise, you can manually move the arm at the auto ride control valve.
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