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Pre-fabricated ramps
Another option is to purchase a set of ready made shed ramps similar to the type used by landscapers to load and unload equipment from the trailer. These ramps are available in many sizes. I personally like these ramps as they can be easily removed when not needed.

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Garden shed ramps.

If the shed has a wooden floor made of 2"x6" (5-15 cm) joists and 5/8" (16 mm) plywood then the shed floor will be just over 6" (15 cm) above grade. This is OK to get a push lawn mover in and out of the shed but it is too high for a ride-on lawn mower. If the shed floor is made of 2"x8" (5x20 cm) the hurdle will be even greater. In order to make life a bit easier you will have to make a ramp for easy access. I'm not aware if shed kits come with a ramp so you will probably have to make your own. Here are a few things to should know.
- Make sure that there is enough room in front of the shed to install a ramp which should be no more than 1 in 8 (that is one inch rise for every eight inches horizontally.) That means for a shed floor that is 6" (15 cm) above grade we need a (6 times 8), forty eight inch (1.22 m) long ramp.
- First make a make-shift ramp and check that your equipment will clear the door threshold.

- Keep the ramp clean. Remove garden dirt, install anti-slip strips or staple a galvanized wire mesh to the ramp
- Make the ramp at least 6" (15 cm) wider on each side than the door opening.

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