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How to Find the Best Ramp for Moving Furniture

What is the best ramp for moving furniture?

If you are heading into the removalist game, and are currently considering the options between ramps and lifts for your truck, and how each will benefit you, you should know which is the best option for your particular application.

Having a tail lift is beneficial of course for those hard to lift items like safes and large fridges. However, the right ramp will ensure the job is done safely, and promptly.

Walk board style ramps are the most commonly used in the application of removalists because they provide a lightweight, convenient and safe option for manual handling and trolley work in a broad range of applications.

One option that many people find suitable is the Whipps 2.5m x 740mm/800mm 400kg Folding Walk Board. It's a high-quality Australian made walk ramp that comes in a range of lengths, widths and weight capacities.

Features to look for when buying a removalist ramp

In getting removalist ramps, you should always consider the features that will be beneficial in the long run. 

Weight

Whatever industry you’re in, from removalists to handymen, equipment hires to emergency response, walk ramps is an imperative part of your tasks. Choose ramps that are lightweight, convenient and built to last.

Size

Designed to save your back while loading maintenance, food service, and material-handling equipment, these high-quality walk ramps feature low profile side stiles with lengths and widths designed for the most common truck chassis sizes. Find the right size for your truck. If you can't find a ready-made one, you can always go for made to order removalist ramps to fit your specific need.

Positive connection

Removalist ramps should have steel connecting pins supplied to hold the walk board in place even during the most rigorous operation. Get the removalist ramp that is a positive fit to your vehicle to ensure safe operation as you handle goods.

removalist ramp connection plate detail from ramp champ

No moving parts

Moving parts means more maintenance. Carefully inspect walk ramps if it has no moving parts. It should also be light enough to handle on your own. Make sure that they are manufactured from structural grade alloys to ensure the maximum strength and durability.

Non-slip surface

Another important feature you should also look for in a ramp for your removalist truck is a non-slip grip. Most accidents will occur in the wet, so a non-slip grip will lower your chances of being injured and damaging the goods you are being paid to move safely.

Need a removalist ramp? Contact us to get more helpful information and a free quote from our friendly ramp experts now.

 

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