Ladder Mount

So I’m trying to figure out a good safe way to mount something on the front of my trailer so I can rest my 24 ft extention ladder on it and the back take gate. Any ideas? I’ve asked some fabricators but they were pretty unreliable.

$99 ladder rack from Home Depot for a pickup truck. I overloaded mine with a 40”,24” and 8” a few times this summer. Regularly carried a 24” and Aframe all summer.

picture of them on the skid I built for my first year, looking for cheap metal now to build a new skid and integrated ladder racks.

What’s holding that skid in place?

Reese hitch receiver welded to frame at front and back of trailer, in center. Make a Tee out of two inch tubing to side into receivers and pin into place. Funny need the ladders, pull the pins. Good way to put it in your garage also.

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Ha,ha on it’s way out of the truck, but 4 ratchet straps, 2 truck topper clamps in the tool box and wedged between the the bed and tailgate worked great had a shelf with 3 hose reel on top of the tailgate and that was bolted and strapped down, zero movement over the 4 months it was in their. Redoing it with metal, 2 100 gallon water dragon tanks and adding another hose reel and a 5 gpm/gx390, roof pump and battery is in toolbox, also had a 3 stage ro/di setup in a 6.5’ box.

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@Nepaguy Here’s the one I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-HTCARG-Capacity-Cargo-Truck/dp/B001TID59A

It’s adjustable, so you can use it on different sized trailers or trucks. I like it because it’s low profile so my trailer isn’t too tall and the ladders, etc, are easy to reach.

I’ve had mine for over 3 years, and I’ve really been happy with it.

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I’m partial to the angled version of the ladder rack, that is what I am installing on mine this year. Every cable/phone/electric guy/gal I talk to seem to like them. It looks easier than a flat over the top one to get the ladder on and off. It probably is not as secure as using gravity plus a restraint to hold it in place but I can live with it.


I’m not saying this one, because I’m not buying it, it is just a pic as reference. I am getting a local guy to weld one up for me. Looks like the only difference between the two is that the angle is on the outside instead of the inside.
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Angling the ladder rack on Truck Norris was one of the best decisions I’ve made on that build. Makes it way easier to load and unload ladders.

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Your pump is rotating the wrong way in that configuration

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:ferris_wheel: seems to pump fine and it looks like every other udor gear drive skid I’ve looked at and didn’t buy, I guess If it is I’ll just add some more oil like kleenrite recommends. So can you run your pump backwards,

Because I’m being lazy, did you fabricate yours or buy them (angled ladder racks). I read that thread awhile ago and was impressed with everything you did and all the feedback. It helped me make some decisions previously.

Why on earth it initially appeared to me to be a belt drive is beyond me. Disregard as it would be mounted that way in a gear drive set up.

I had it fabricated out of aluminum at a local shop.

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Thank you for the reply.

Must be hard getting to anything using an 8" ladder… is this a ladder for ants? The ladder needs to be at least 3 times bigger than this!

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8 ft ladders are great for all kinda of things. we use them to carry up on the roof to access other roofs, get into the roof hatches the hatches to taller buildings, tape up annunciators in breezeways. Pull a 16 apart and you got two ladders

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8ft ladders are great, but 8 inch ladders seem useless :wink:

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Oh, I see that now. I can never remember which is which so I usually use ft and inches instead. Well Played