The market offers hundreds of different types and styles of ramps for cargo vans and box trucks. From simple walk ramps to the more capable and convenient folding ramps, the range of products can be both confusing and overwhelming.
When we set out to design our cargo van ramp, the goal was to create a user-friendly and effective solution. We were determined to design an affordable, long-lasting ramp that made loading and unloading a cargo van or box truck easier and safer than ever before. The result of our years of research and constant improvement is the Handi Ramp Cargo Van Ramp.
Offered in five different lengths, three different widths, and with either a 1,000 or 1,500 pound capacity, the Handi Ramp Cargo Van Ramp offers safe, single-person deployment for any purpose and any load. Here are some of the stand-out features of our folding ramp that make it superior to any other on the market.
Handi Ramp’s Cargo Van Ramps are equipped with unrivaled safety features not found on competitive products. Chief among these is our patented 360-degree aluminum anti-slip ramp surface. Unlike other commercial van ramps that provide little traction when stepping or moving on an angle to the ramp, Handi Ramp’s 360-degree non-slip ramp surface prevents slips and falls in every direction and in any weather. In addition, the raised traction buttons are self-cleaning with each step. This means that dirt, debris, snow and even a thin layer of ice will not significantly reduce foot traction on the ramp. These common environmental conditions often plug the shallow grooves that many other aluminum ramps rely upon for traction, making them less safe when sure footing is needed most.
Our unique True Spring Assist™ hardware creates the safest and smoothest deployment of the ramp, making it operable by just one person. Instead of relying on just your own strength, the True Spring Assist hardware facilitates smooth roll-out and helps pull the ramp up when stowing. Most competitor’s ramps rely solely on multiple gas shocks to provide lifting assistance for their ramps. Unless they’re massive in size, gas shocks alone don’t have the ability to lift the substantial weight of an aluminum van ramp. Handi Ramp folding cargo van ramps utilize a combination of heavy-duty springs for maximum lifting power and a set of gas shocks for smooth, safe operation. Not only does this spring and gas shock combination make for faster and easier operation, it also reduces future maintenance and replacement costs.
Unlike most folding van ramps on the market today whose main components are bolted together, the Handi-Ramp Cargo Van Ramp is hand-welded by our in-house expert craftsmen. Welding ensures lasting durability, exceptional stability and improved safety. Bolts can often come loose on other ramps requiring extra vigilance and maintenance as the ramp ages. Welds never come loose ensuring the strongest, safest, and most durable folding van ramp.
From the very start, Handi Ramp engineers focused on designing a ramp that could be quickly, easily and safely deployed by a person of any size. Handi Ramp’s True Spring Assist™ technology pound-for-pound delivers the ramp industry’s lightest lift requirement. The lighter the lift, the safer the ramp! Another safety and convenience feature are the top-mounted handles. We weld – not bolt – the safety handles to the top of the ramp to improve ergonomics and maximize the control that an operator has while deploying and stowing the ramp. By using the handles, the operator eliminates the possibility of pinched fingers.
One of the primary considerations we had when designing the Handi Ramp line of cargo van ramps was to make installation simple for anyone with enough skills to use a measuring tape, electric drill, a ratchet and a wrench. To ensure that we could coach the vast majority of owners and vehicles, we began by doing in-depth research into the most popular van and truck makes, models and years. Based on this information we designed vehicle-specific installation templates that suggest precisely where and what size holes should be drilled to install the ramp.
Over the years we’ve installed nearly 1,000 ramps in vehicles of all makes, models and sizes and with each new installation we’ve recorded, analyzed and evaluated the process to make installation of a Handi Ramp van ramp both easier and faster. Indeed, if you purchase a ramp from us, we’ll be at your disposal to answer any pre or post installation questions. Our goal is your complete satisfaction!
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If you’ve still got questions, have modified your van, or have special needs, let’s chat! While over 90% of our customers find great utility and value in our standard, in-stock ramps and sizes, you might need a custom solution for a van with unique loading needs or aftermarket equipment. If that’s the case, we’re here to help. Contact our friendly ramp experts today at 800-876-7267!