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    Cheap toy to launch ski at my personal ramp

    Any one have any ideas on a cheap vehicle to launch my r-12x? I was thinking some kinda cheap 4 wheeler... lawn mower to launch my ski on my personal ramp.... It'd have to hook up to my trailer and be able to pull the ski outta the water, I hate having to cruise to the marina to launch, we have a ski boat in the way, just looking for something easy to launch and retrive my ski... any input appreciated!


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    The ski's have taken a "backseat" to the Corvette DarthAWM's Avatar
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    For Cheap I'd say a Chinese 4 wheeler at least two cylinder.

    For it to last look at a Polaris ATV or Utility Vehicle or comprable

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    set up a winch ?

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    I have and use my john deere 52" riding mower w/ a hitch ball on the rear. I have to go over a levee to get to my launch, and it is steeper on the house side of the levee. The mower will get it in/out of the water and will get it from the water to the garage, but will not go up the levee on the steep side. U should have no prob. if u have a good sized mower. The little polaris/yamaha type utility vehicles is what I want, and I can race all the slow golf-carts in the hood

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    What about a riding lawnmower with around 12+ horsepower? Our boat ramp is fairly normally sloped... Any one with experince?

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    Don't know about that, guess it depends on the gearing, mine has a 25hp Kohler twin and it will spin the tires if no traction, but the ski will not lug it down.....

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    you need one of these!!! (jk)
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