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Thorworld Ramps Up Its Mobile Yard Ramps Range

Loading and unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries has revamped its market leading mobile yard ramps range in order to fully meet differing customer requirements.

The new Thorworld range now provides customers with the opportunity to select a ramp that is not only cost-effective but which is also ideally suited for their individual applications.

Ideal for the fast and efficient loading and unloading of vehicle trailers and containers by fork truck, particularly where there is no raised loading dock, the ramps are CE marked and conform to all European quality & safety standards and legislation.

Available as Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe (light, medium and heavy duty) models, with 7,000 kg, 10,000 kg, 12,000 kg or 15,000 kg capacities and in lengths from 11 to 12.2 metres, Thorworld mobile yard ramps are ruggedly built of solid beam construction, with a serrated open grid deck for positive traction in all weathers.

The Super Deluxe/Recycling Ramp is available in both 12 and 15 tonne capacities and they are ideal for heavy duty applications, typically on a consistent three-shift operation, in the most rigorous working environments such as the recycling industry.

The Deluxe Ramp is available in a 10 tonne capacity and is ideally suited for medium duty applications, such as continual use on a single shift basis.

The Standard Ramp is available in 7 and 10 tonne capacities and they are suitable for light duty applications where the ramp may only be in use up to 3-4 times a day.

A hand operated hydraulic pump quickly raises the ramp to the required height and they are equipped as standard with 1.8 metres of safety chain on each side for securing the ramp to the truck or loading dock.

Bespoke models can also be supplied to meet individual requirements and a comprehensive service and maintenance back-up facility is available to help ensure that the ramps are always kept in top condition.

A ramp rental facility is also provided through the company's RentARamp operation, with a sale or return option.

Thorworld is firmly established as a leading, one-stop, single source supplier to the loading bay and materials handling sectors, and is recognised as both a leader and innovator in the provision of quality engineered equipment.

BSI registered with ISO 9002 accreditation since 1992, as well as CE mark certification, it was one of the first companies in the industry to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 international quality management standard.

John Meale, Managing Director of Thorworld Industries, a former President of the British Materials Handling Federation and current President of the European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) Elevating Equipment Product Group warned that there have already been problems with the use of poor quality ramps from Eastern Europe and beyond and said: "Using inferior imported materials handling and loading bay equipment could be a threat to the safety of personnel in the workplace.

"The solution is always to check with the supplier before you buy or rent that the equipment is CE marked and has been manufactured to EU quality and safety standards; don't just assume it has been. It's a false economy to buy or rent cheap substitutes if they are not totally safe to use, as it could lead to a serious accident," he concluded.

In addition to its mobile yard ramps, Thorworld provides a wide range of high quality loading & unloading equipment and loading bay accessories & safety aids, such as: dock shelters & seals, dock levellers, modular loading docks, dock plates & boards, dock & vehicle bumpers and wheel chocks, as well as the Truckloada mobile yardlift and the Dockloada scissor lift platform.