Watch and learn, kids. This is how NOT to load an ATV.
After a successful father-and-son moose hunting session, Senior engages in what can only be described as a not-so-successful ATV loading session. You'd think that the epic fail moment would come earlier in the video than it does, but the son quickly realizes that the ramp isn't properly attached and fixes the problem, narrowly avoided his dad and the ATV coming crashing down.
About 30 seconds later is when the actual craziness goes down, as the dad applies the breaks about a second too late and smashes the ATV into the back window, pretty much shattering it completely.
"I think the whole window we'll need replaced," the son says. Yeah, no kidding. Why didn't they just load the moose into the truck bed after the ATV? Well, I guess we'll never know.
Now, ATV loading fails aside, if you're in the market for an ATV loading ramp of your own, there are plenty of options on Amazon. The 7.5 ft Aluminum Plate Top ATV Truck Loading Ramps from Titan, for example, has a 1,500-pound capacity and conveniently has safety straps included. The ramps are not only ideal for ATVs, but also for dirt bikes and lawn mowers as well.
With 750 pounds of weight capacity per ramp, the Aluminum Folding Arched Dual Runner ATV Ramps from Black Widow are equipped with serrated rungs for increased traction, two safety straps, and convenient rubber-coated attachment points.
Whichever loading ramps you decide to go with, you'll want to make sure that, when loading an ATV, 1) the ramps are actually attached to your truck bed and 2) you don't smash through your truck's back windshield. But you probably already knew that.
This post was originally published on April 19, 2019.