I'm currently on the process of re-re-re-building my home made gooseneck into a tractor hauler. It used to be about three different campers, they were cobbled together to make a deck-over hay bale hauler, and then the deck was stripped off to mount dog boxes, and now it is a 6' x 18' bare frame with drop axles.
So far I have 99% of the build sorted out and I even have most of the materials stashed away in the garage. The one thing (so far as I am currently aware) that I haven't figured out is how to build the ramps. They must be detachable and be able to support a minimum of 2000 pounds each; 3000 pounds of tractor + a 25% safety margin and divide that by 2. The good news is that the top of the deck should end up being about two feet off the ground or a bit less, so the ramps won't have to be very long. The problem is that I'm not an engineer and my usual solution of grossly over-building to compensate for my lack of engineering skills isn't really a good way to solve this particular problem.
I'm a welder by trade so I'm obviously willing to work with steel, however, I was wondering if wooden ramps would be able to take that kind of load seeing as how that would be much cheaper and easier? Maybe wood with some steel reinforcing?
Useful insight would be appreciated!