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I have occassionally found myself in the position that i need to get the 90 into the garage, (when i cant drive it, or use the starter) but theres a slope that i cant push it up on my own. (waiting for someone else isint an option)

So if you wanted to move a vehicle across gravel and up a slight ramp into a garage, and were going to use the winch to pull it in what would you use to secure the winch hook to a concrete floor, i am thinking exanding bolts holding a metal plate with a loop on it, but where would you get one from.

total ht change is no more than 8" over 2ft, so small slope, so shouldn't need too much - any ideas where to get a plate with hook upto the job from, or what dia to make the loop from? say fitted to 6mm base plate?

any thoughts?

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Try a motor bike shop for a security floor bolt thing - I've seen them as plates with hoops welded on suitable for bolting down with 4 of bolts. However I would make sure that it has long rwal type bolts with wise it may come out with a section of your concrete floor.

Adrian

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I would reccomend a good quality anchor too. That way you can use it should you ever need to secure a bike, genny, etc., in such a way as to be hard work for any scrotes to nick - or simply in order to obtain insurance against theft of such items.

Chris

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Try a motor bike shop for a security floor bolt thing - I've seen them as plates with hoops welded on suitable for bolting down with 4 of bolts. However I would make sure that it has long rwal type bolts with wise it may come out with a section of your concrete floor.

Adrian

James I have one of these sitting in the garage if you want me to bring it to Tony's

Steve

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You can't push it because the slope is too much or have physical condition stopping you?

How are you pushing the LR? Have you tried grabbing the tyre and pulling/pushing on that? Works for me - the tyre diameter acts as big lever so makes it easier (oh, and a small wooden block to chock the wheels to your effort is not wasted when it tries to roll back down the slope.

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yeah cheers Tony, just because i told you i pulled the bench off the wall last time.

O2 - the slope isint that big so it must be my physical capability, perhaps i should aim to get out more and do some trg.

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i reckon the best and cheapest thing would be a very large gate hanger that farmers use to hang 5 bar gates off. Bloody heavy duty and reckon they would easily stand up to what you want to do with them

Drill a hole in the conrete slightly larger than the bolt, vacuum the hole, then get one of those permanant commercial glue vials- chemfix or something like that. Push the bolt into the glue and there you go.

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My old garage space at my parents place, i had a brick floor, i just removed one of the bricks and hammered in a military ground anchor pin. right in, until just the "ring" was showing, stuck in a shackle. job done!

i pulled it out last month,it had been in there for about 10 years or so. bit of a wire brush to get the vrud off of it, good as new!

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cheers for the ideas guys, i will run with the ne Steve will be bringing to BDB07 and go from there, Jim gate hanger is a good idea, you can get them on plates as well so could still be bolted, not sure on the strength though.

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cheers for the ideas guys, i will run with the ne Steve will be bringing to BDB07 and go from there, Jim gate hanger is a good idea, you can get them on plates as well so could still be bolted, not sure on the strength though.

strength is no problem- i've jumped up and down on the end of gates before- so thats a 450kg shock loading over 3 metres- which is quite a lot i reckon.

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cheers for the ideas guys, i will run with the ne Steve will be bringing to BDB07 and go from there, Jim gate hanger is a good idea, you can get them on plates as well so could still be bolted, not sure on the strength though.

I can bring it to BDB06 if you want it sooner James! ;);)

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Steve that would be ideal.

Jim you are right 450kg over 3m a hell of a force, if i catch you jumping on the end of my gates i wouldnt be happy. no wonder those side slopes felt bad over the weekend.

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