National Fleet Products‘ WM System Loading Ramps have been unveiled as an affordable alternative to hydraulic liftgates for everything from vans to trailers.
The ramps stow inside rear- and side-access doors – keeping them clean and dry – and collapse to just 8.5 inches deep when locked in place. Built-in spring-assist features and side handles mean they can be unfolded in about five seconds, using about 20 pounds of force.
Each ramp has a swivel-action mechanism that allows them to swing 90 degrees like a door, ensuring vehicle access when the ramp isn’t used, the company says. Vehicle-specific mounting plates are available for all major platform makes and models, and units can be installed in as little as two hours.
Two-panel configurations are 98 and 128 inches long, and three-panel configurations are up to 16 feet long. The ramp ends have rollers and adjustable flaps to accommodate different surface angles and textures.