It’s a container ramp, it’s a very simple device, isn’t it? Spare a thought for all those people who have had to load or unload a container by hand because they didn’t have this simple device. A forklift is a workhorse that streamlines operations in many industries. They are indispensable tools for loading and unloading cargo from shipping containers. However, accessing these elevated surfaces can be a daunting task without the right equipment. This is where the right choice of container ramp comes into play, offering a solution that ensures easy, efficient and safe access. However, not all container ramps are built equally. If you’re considering purchasing a new ramp, consider the following things, as we believe they make the difference between something that will do for now and something that you’ll have for years to come. How often will you use the ramp? This question alone can determine which type of container ramp you should purchase. If it’s just very periodically then a light-duty ramp will probably last you long enough and that’s enough said. You’ll save a couple of hundred dollars on the purchase and it’ll be ok for the job. If you’re moving heavy loads or using the ramp often then this choice should be taken very carefully as the lighter ramps will bend over time due to fewer support beams underneath. The heavier-duty ramp will put up with the continuous beating of a forklift and its load for many years. There are other things you should consider when purchasing a container ramp.
Is it easy to move around?
Is it small enough to store when not in use?
Does it have a safety chain to secure it to the container?
Do I need to get off the forklift to access the tyne pockets?
Lastly, is it the right length to fit my space?
I know I can carry on about these simple devices for a bit longer, but by now you probably just need to know if we have one available. Contact us now to get the right advice about your next container ramp.