Most TUV Certified (https://www.tuv.com/world/en/) loading ramps are designed, tested & built at a 30% loading gradient to allow for safe loading & unloading.
Because all of our Plant Ramps and Van Ramps (except the TRP40 Series) have a foot end cut to sit flat on the floor when the ramp is used at a specific angle – This is to evenly distribute the weight applied & allow for a smooth transfer on or off the ramp at ground level.
If the height you are loading to differs from the product specification, we recommend speaking to one of our advisers. It could be that a customised ramp solution will need to be fabricated at our factory to suit the height you are loading up to. Price for amending the foot end is typically £50 plus VAT for a pair of loading ramps.
All loading ramps held in stock for next day delivery will be cut for the 30% gradient which translates as follows:
1500mm length = 450mm load height2000mm length = 600mm load height2500mm length = 750mm load height3000mm length = 900mm load height3500mm length = 1050mm load height4000mm length = 1200mm load height4500mm length = 1350mm load height5000mm length = 1500mm load height Having the foot end cut to sit flush with the ground will increase the life expectancy of your loading ramps & make for smoother loading. Using a ramp at the wrong height is likely to invalidate warranty & be very dangerous.
Please see the 3 images below showing:
-Foot End Flush = ramp at correct height – this is how the ramp is designed to be used
-Foot End on Tip = ramp height is too high (this can cause the ramps life to be reduced and for the tip of the ramp to wear down faster than normal usage)
-Foot End Pushed Forward = ramp height is too low (this can cause the ramp to flip up/stand upright to the height it is cut for – one solution is to use wooden chocks to support the ramp – please speak to an advisor for assistance on this)