Useful Features to Include on Your Custom Loading Ramp
21 Oct 2021 Loading Ramps
While prefabricated mobile loading ramps are suitable for a wide range of industries, certain applications have unique requirements or obstacles that require a custom solution. If your application requires a custom-built ramp, it is important to determine what features you will need it to include. From integrated dock levelers to upgraded channel rails, there are many useful features to include on your custom loading ramp. As leading providers of quality mobile loading ramps for all industries, the team at Dura-Ramp knows how important it is to have the right features for the job. That is why their team has compiled a list of useful loading ramp features to help you determine what to include on your custom loading ramp.
Learn about some important things to consider buying a custom loading ramp.
5 Useful Custom Loading Ramp Features
The following features can enhance productivity and safety in many applications:
1. The Electric Easy Lift System
The Electric Easy Lift System is designed to simplify the process of raising and lowering your portable loading dock. This makes it easy to adjust your ramp to the perfect height, optimizing safety in any environment. A standard 110V electrical connection makes this accessory easy to install and use in any area of your facility.
2. Integrated Dock Levelers
This loading ramp option is designed to replace the integrated 6″ dock overlap while also adding more height adjustment and rubber bumpers. It also increases height adjustment capabilities and includes rubber bumpers, making it ideal for truck loading/unloading applications.
3. Transition Plates
These 16″ manually operated loading ramp accessories work to replace the integrated 6″ dock overlap with a series of longer hinged plates. They are manually operated and allow for a smoother transition between the loading ramp and the truck trailer or cargo vehicle bed. Transition plates are especially useful for operations that utilize forklifts and pallet jacks.
4. Wood Decking
While our standard metal decking is ideal for wheeled equipment, it is not the best option for tracked units. Wood decking is the ideal loading ramp option for businesses that utilize various types of tracked equipment as it offers additional traction when traveling up or down the ramp.
5. Upgraded Channel Rails
When standard tube railings are not sufficient for your equipment or the materials you handle, consider choosing upgraded channel rails for your loading ramp. This option is specifically designed to reliably withstand harsh environments and minor collisions from heavy equipment.
To learn more about our custom loading ramps or for assistance determining the best features for your industry, get in touch with the experts at Dura-Ramp. They can be reached through their online contact form and will be happy to help you determine the best solution for your needs.