How Do You Put an ATV in a Truck Bed Without Ramps?

Putting an ATV in the back of a truck without the use of ramps is more than possible, it’s actually quite easy. All you need is a winch and a few other tools, and you can put your ATV in the back of your truck in no time. Here’s how:

First, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary tools. You’ll need a winch with at least 2,000 pounds of pulling power (this should be more than enough for an ATV), a set of straps, some blocks (or something similar to use for leverage), and safety gear such as gloves and eye protection.

Next, attach the winch to your truck’s hitch receiver or frame. Make sure that it is securely attached and won’t come loose during the process.

Now you’re ready to begin winching your ATV into the bed. Attach the straps to both the ATV and your truck securely so that it won’t come loose while being pulled up. Be sure to use blocks or other leverage tools so that you don’t strain your winch too much.

Once everything is secure, start cranking on the winch and slowly pull your ATV up into the bed of your truck. It may take some time but be patient and don’t rush this process. When done correctly, there should be no damage done to either vehicle.


Putting an ATV in a truck bed without ramps is simple if you have all the necessary tools. All it takes is a winch, straps, blocks for leverage, safety gear such as gloves and eye protection — then attach everything securely before cranking on the winch slowly.

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Karen Watkins