Pallet Truck Ramps FAQs
Why are the ramps so long but only suitable for low load heights?
Pallets trucks have a long, low wheelbase and ground clearance so need a very gentle gradient especially when moving heavy weights. Shorter ramps would be too steep.
What if I need a specific length or width?
The Ramp Factory can build custom ramps to most lengths or widths if required. Please contact our customer services team for a quote for this.
Can the ramps be used with all kinds of pallet trucks or forklifts?
The ramp is designed with pallet trucks' low clearance in mind. As some pallet trucks have especially low clearance please contact our team to check it will be suitable for your pallet truck. Please check the manual of the manufacturer for gradient information on your vehicle. Our pallet truck ramps have a 1000kg capacity, for loading forklifts, we would instead recommend our container ramps which have a higher capacity.
Can the ramps be used on steps?
Yes – The Ramp Factory pallet truck ramps can be used in other areas where there are low obstacles to overcome.
Should I allow extra capacity in the ramps for safety?
No – our ramps are manufactured to European TUV standards which requires us to build in a 200% safety margin.
How does the ramp connect to the container?
Our container ramps use a rest on connection which rests on the floor of the container. We do have a variety of connection types available that can be viewed here – the charge for this is an additional £100 +VAT for an alternative connection.
How grippy is the surface of the ramps?
The surfaces are as grippy as we can make them without causing damage to tyres or excessive wear to the ramp surface. Our pallet truck ramps have serration cut across the width of the ramp which is suitable for dry conditions. If the ramps are to be used in wet conditions, further grip may need to be added such as grip tape or rubber covering.
Can I use a winch to assist with loading equipment?
Winches alter the normal weight distribution when loading machine and equipment which means the stated weight limits are hugely reduced when using a winch. They can be used but you must take great care when using them – the main thing is to keep the rope of the winch parallel with the ramp. If you intend to use a winch, please make this clear to our customer services team before you purchase so they can assist.