Safely Move Equipment and Materials
Whether it’s loading a piece of machinery or transporting materials to the job site, assistance is often required to get items in and out of the van. Our products reduce the effort needed for these tasks while preventing costly and lasting injuries. For lightweight loads, hand trucks and self-propelled equipment, a foldable ramp is a perfect solution. For heavier items like pallets and machinery, a liftgate is the right tool for the job.
We can perform a full ramp or liftgate installation with a lifetime warranty. Learn about how a liftgate or van ramp installation gives your business several advantages.
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Ensure you’re working at your most efficient pace by getting a new loading ramp. This device comes with the following features:
- Capacities from 750lbs to 1,500lbs
- Widths from 24” to 48”
- Lengths from 72” to 135”
- Spring-assist and swivel options
- Secure mounting and storage at the side or rear door
The benefits of a loading ramp are that it:
1. Makes Your Job Easier
Having a sturdy, portable ramp provides easy access to your truck. A temporary wooden ramp would quickly need to be replaced. With a durable loading ramp, you or your employees can move equipment and other large items efficiently between your van and the job site.
2. Provides Safety
With a ramp leading into your vehicle, getting out your heavy equipment and other items is much safer. Portable ramps provide a stable grip and have a raised-rib tread to keep your feet firmly planted even during less-than-ideal weather conditions.
3. Saves Money
Portable loading ramps for work vans require a small amount of upkeep, but care for your ramp is minimal compared to built-in devices with similar functions. These ramps are also highly durable, making them a long-term accessory you can keep using for years. They require a small amount of storage space and are easy to work with, so the only major cost is for the device itself.
4. Saves Time
Unloading and reloading equipment takes less time with a ramp ready to guide everything you need into and out of the van. A portable ramp makes your pace much quicker when you and your crew are accessing your rear cargo, letting you serve customers efficiently.
Inside and outside mounts are available. The specs of a liftgate include:
- Capacities up to 1,300lbs
- Platform depths up to 71”
- Cantilever style folds to allow rear entry and exit without deploying liftgate
- Heavy-duty aluminum deck to reduce weight
The advantages of a liftgate are that it:
1. Helps You Provide Better Customer Service
A power liftgate helps you work more efficiently, as you can quickly unload your work items and lower them with the highest degree of efficiency. Clients will notice when you are able to move your equipment faster than the competition. If you carry heavy, oversized items, a liftgate helps make smooth transfers.
2. Allows for Insurance Deals
A power liftgate is a permanent additional feature to your van. Having one installed can result in deals or discounts for your work van’s insurance. This is because a vehicle equipped with a power liftgate makes doing your job safer. Working with a lower risk of accidents is a huge plus, and you can save some money on your insurance if you look into the available deals.
3. Increases Employee Safety
Your employees can do their jobs easily without the stress of trying to unload equipment without a ramp, letting them feel safe and capable of doing their work. The support of a liftgate can also allow for employees to work independently in some cases, whereas at least two employees would be needed to unload a van without a liftgate.
4. Prevents Damages
Dropping company equipment or customers’ items can result in serious losses. Even when you and your employees follow all the rules and work carefully, an accident can happen. Limit the risks of damaging cargo with a liftgate.
Lifts and ramps aren’t simply extras, they are essential tools that make work easier and reduce liability of injuries on the job.
Upfitting is a unique process. Your vehicle serves as an important tool for completing your work. How you upfit your work van will depend on the demands of your business and how to best improve your daily tasks. Upfitters will usually suggest certain products for your needs, allowing you to make the final choice.
Advantage gives you a full range of top-quality products and accessories and acts as your partner with the industry experience to make sure you purchase the ideal equipment.
As knowledgeable van outfitters, we understand the importance of your work van and how careful your decisions in the unfitting process should be. We provide high-quality accessories such as roof racks, storage cabinets and flooring covers to ensure your finished van is fully functional.
Get the extra storage space for equipment and tools you need on the job and cut down on time spent trying to find everything. When you have a busy schedule ahead of you, having an efficient layout for your vehicle makes a big impact on your productivity.
Let Advantage Outfitters help you find the perfect upfit equipment for your vehicle. We serve professionals across numerous industries, including contractors, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, food service workers, painting crews and even appliance delivery teams. We’ll help you find the easiest ways to make sure your commercial equipment or products stay well-organized and secure on the road.
With Advantage, you gain industry-leading upfits and a partner with the industry knowledge to make sure you are purchasing the right equipment for the job. If you are a fleet manager, learn more about our special services for commercial fleets. If you’re wondering how upfitting works, see how we have helped other customers in the past.
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