Fiberglass Ramps Verses Aluminum Ramps for the Moving Industry
Fiberglass Ramps Verses Aluminum; What’s the best choice for your moving company? Moving companies employ their ramps daily to load and unload from their vans and trucks. Deciding what type of equipment to utilize is very important for their business. Which gear offers the most effective competitive edge, significant cost-savings, or both. Which should you choose, and why?
These ramps offer a minimal upfront investment for your company and they’re also lightweight, making them easy to handle. Additionally, they typically offer a gripping surface. This being a strong feature, what one might not realize is that it’s also a short-lived one. They, unfortunately, need to be frequently refinished or replaced, after between two and five years of usage. This, in the long run, will offset that initial low price. Not only that, but the inconvenience of repair or replacement is another detractor, which leads to the company unexpectedly shorthanded during a busy period.
Aluminum ramps, a product that will last indefinitely. These ramps will not require any repair, including any downtime associated with the repair. With well constructed, they’ll hold up to the rigors of daily usage with ease. Additionally, most people wrongly assume that aluminum ramps will be bulkier and heavier than fiberglass, however, that’s not accurate. Including the added safety features is another benefit of these ramps. When investing in a unique, versatile and convenient solution, you can always depend on our high quality, proudly American made equipment.
Lots A Ramps aluminum ramps included features:
- 3-inch runoff curbs – Fiberglass ramps typically offering only a 1-inch runoff.
- Shark tooth decking- Providing a non-slip deck surface for safe operation without ever needing replacement.
- 8-foot level offs – Providing easy access to trucks, and loading docks.
- 12-inch lip- Providing an overlap of ramp frames and rest solidly on the truck carrier bodies, dock floors, or platforms.
- 15-degree grade angles.
- Heavy duty but also lightweight and easy to move.
While fiberglass ramps certainly have their applications, at the end of the day, the heavy workloads and demands of the moving industry proves better served with aluminum ramps. offering a lower overall price of ownership, superior durability and enhanced safety features, and they’re underrated in terms of how easy they are to move around and work with.
Lots A Ramps manufactures high quality, durable and American made aluminum ramps. Call the team at 800-321-4968 to learn more about their full lineup of ramps and other equipment.