Loading ramps are useful apparatuses that allow us to lift or raise heavy items from the ground, up into the back of a truck or trailer. They can be used for several other purposes as well, like covering small flights of stairs, creating bridge-like paths, and more. This makes them a worthwhile investment for anyone with a truck. As for heavy lifting and loading, loading ramps are the tools that make it all possible.
Loading a TruckThere are several types of cargoes that commonly need transported, but cannot be easily lifted and loaded into a trailer without the use of a loading ramp. Things like vehicles, water-crafts, horses, large livestock, motorcycles, construction equipment, machinery, large appliances, large furniture, golf carts, forklifts, and more are all examples of things that could not be simply lifted and loaded onto a truck or trailer. But with a ramp, cars, livestock and more can be walked, driven, or pushed up the ramp with ease and effectiveness. Even heavy large boxes can be impossible to lift from the ground into a trailer without the use of a ramp. Not only does this ease the tension of the weight, it relieves stress on the lower back muscles, reducing injury and soreness.
Types of Loading Ramps
You can purchase loading ramps at almost any hardware or automotive store. You can also find them for sale online. Store-bought loading ramps generally come in one of two ways, pre-assembled or in a kit. Both types typically come with all the necessary accessories to safely load a trailer, like straps and chains. Nylon straps or chains allows ramps to connect to the safety hooks in a trailer, providing added security. Both types fold up too, so they can be stored more efficiently, or kept in the back of trucks and trailers for next time. It is recommended to purchase a few additional accessories to help in the loading process like moving dollies, back braces, and moving gloves.
Loading Ramp Safety
One of the biggest concerns with loading ramps is safety. If they are not properly used or securely connected, loading ramps can fail, shift, or move, causing dangerous conditions. This can cause serious injuries to people, and damages to the cargo as well. Serious falls, slips, and broken bone injuries can occur when loading a heavy object on a ramp that loses its placing. When loading cars, it is important to pay close attention to the measurements of the vehicle and the ramp. Injury and death can occur from a vehicle that tips over or falls off the side of a loading ramp.
For safe and secure moving, loading, and hauling, call a professional towing company and leave the heavy-lifting up to them! Towing companies retain all the latest and necessary technologies and equipment to provide fast and secure loading and hauling services for large cargos and more.