What to do and what not to do when loading your ATV onto your ute or trailer
Getting your ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) from A to B isn’t usually a walk in the park--it requires the right gear for the job to be done safely and in a timely manner.
One piece of equipment that is almost always essential for moving your ATV is a good, solid, dependable set of loading ramps. Without them, you can risk damaged parts of your ATV and even worse injure someone or yourself.
The type of ramp you get will depend on the type of ATV you are loading and what you’re looking to load it on to.
An ATV will definitely require a strong, capacity tested and rated set of loading ramps to ensure moving the ATV from the ground to the trailer or ute is done in the safest way possible.
What to consider when choosing an ATV ramp?
Nine times out of ten, ATV ramps are made from Aluminium for its strength and weight.
So what should be the ramp made of?
Aluminium is a great material for ATV ramps as its strong, can hold a lot of weight, lasts a long time and doesn’t rust.
Ramp Champ offers a wide range of Aluminium ATV Loading ramps - even ramps that are foldable for compact storage when not in use.
Safety is, of course, the #1 priority when using loading ramps. With the wrong ramp, you may risk your ATV slipping or sliding off the ramps--especially if conditions are wet and muddy.
So to prevent your ATV from sliding off the ramps, you’ll need a non-skid surface like perforated aluminium or from aluminium rungs.
Another safety feature to consider is the method of connection.
In other words how the ramps will connect and stay attached to your ute or trailer when in use.
A good set of ATV Loading Ramps will come with either a connection plate and pin so that you can positively fix the ramps to your trailer or ute or a set or safety straps, so have your ramps are strapped in place.
Remember, loading and unloading ATVs needs to be done with the right equipment and the right advice.
So make sure you know exactly what you’re doing to keep your vehicle and those loading the vehicle both safe.
Lastly, do yourself and your back a favour. You very well know that lifting an ATV frequently can put a strain on you too. So seriously consider the advantages of ramps for your ATV.
If you’re still not sure or have any questions, we encourage you to contact us and chat to our ATV ramp experts today.
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