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Frequently Asked Questions

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Overview

About Mobile Yard Ramps

Why use a yard ramp?

If you want to load/unload trucks or containers quickly and safely a yard ramp is ideal or if you want to move mobile objects quickly between different heights i.e. goods yard up onto a loading bank.

How do I know what capacity ramp I require?

You need to know the combined weight of your forklift truck + goods + packaging.

How are ramps delivered?

Typically, on flatbed vehicle. You will need two forklift trucks to unload, or alternatively we can deliver on a low loader.

How are ramps moved around?

Using your forklift, you insert the forks of the forklift in the supplied push-pull attachment, chain it on and move the ramp with your forklift truck.

What optional extras do Chase offers for mobile yard ramps?

We offer handrails (to either top section or full length to both sides); Trailer Safety Jacks, an Extra pair ramp of wheel chocks, Service contracts and Operator training on site.

Do I need handrails?

These are offered as an optional extra and have a Health and Safety benefit if people are working on the ramps.

Do I need a Trailer Safety Jack?

You may need these if you are loading or unloading uncoupled trailers. A trailer safety jack can be used to stop the trailer tipping.

Is my forklift truck suitable?

Our ramps are suitable for most fork trucks, however 3 wheeled fork trucks can be an issue but it also depends on the wheel size .Please let us know if you plan to use a 3 wheeled fork truck. Ramps can however be modified to suit various trucks as per requirements.

What does level-off section mean?

The level off section is the top portion of the ramp with the lip parked into the rear of a vehicle (or onto the bank); this allows the fork truck to access the vehicle (or bank) nearly horizontally. Should your loads be very long then you may need an extended level off section.

What warranty do we provide?

Yes, we provide one year manufacture warranty on new ramps.

Do we offer training?

Yes – and we highly recommend training for safety reasons. All training is carried out on your site by a qualified Chase Engineer and certificates are presented at the end of the course.

Have Chase ramps been certified?

All Chase ramps have been manufactured in accordance with EC Machinery Directive and are CE marked accordingly. Load testing is typically carried out by a third party company.