National Fleet Products introduces WM System Loading Ramps
National Fleet Products has introduced WM System Loading Ramps, an alternative to hydraulic liftgates suitable for applications including vans, box trucks, Class 8 trailers and service and delivery vehicles of all types, the company stated. The ramps are engineered to vertically stow inside rear- and side-access doors and take up approximately 8.5 in. of depth when folded and locked. With their built-in spring-assist feature and sturdy side handles, they require only about 20 lbs. of force and about five seconds to unfold or be folded back into their low-profile vertical storage position, the company explained.
The ramps each incorporate a swivel-action mechanism that enables them to swing 90 degrees in and out like a door, allowing users to have unfettered vehicle access when the ramp is not in use. Vehicle-specific mounting plates are available for all major platform makes and models, and installation can take as little as two hours to complete, the company said.
“The aluminum WM System ramps come in both ridged and shot-blast anti-slip surface textures that significantly improve traction on inclined surfaces, while reducing the risk of injury from a loss of footing,” said Steven Peterson, president of National Fleet Products.
When required, a WM System ramp can also function as a bridge or gangplank for use with loading docks, vehicle-to-vehicle cargo transfers and access to other elevated surfaces like steps. WM System Loading Ramps come in two-panel configurations in lengths of between 98 and 128 in., and three-panel configurations in lengths of up to 16 ft. Ramp ends have rollers and adjustable flaps that can accommodate a variety of surface angles and textures.