Types of Portable Wheelchair Ramps
Portable ramps for wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and strollers are an inexpensive solution to help overcome a rise or incline of 2” where there is at least a 24″ horizontal run. Portable ramp models include single-fold, multi-fold, multi-fold reach, tri-fold, roll-up, track channel, and aluminum.
Single-fold ramps are really the epitome of a portable ramp – simply unfold it once, lay it down on two even surfaces and you’re all set! Single-fold ramps can be deployed in seconds and come standard with a 3” lip for easy transition between two surfaces.
Our single fold wheelchair ramps come with capacities of either 600 pounds or 800 pounds. Both models are available with a non-skid grit surface. Single-fold ramps are available in two widths: 29 ½” or 30″, and come in the following lengths: 2′, 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, and 8′. Depending on the size of the portable single-fold ramp, the weight will range between 6 to 28 pounds.
Multi-fold ramps are a step up from the single-fold ramp model. Unlike single-fold ramps that rely on one center hinge to support the weight, multi-fold ramps feature 2 hinges to further support and distribute the weight. The center hinge remains the same traveling the length of the ramp, and a second hinge centered along the ramp’s width allows for a greater weight capacity.
As an added benefit, the ramp can be folded and stored in TWO ways: you may fold the ramp twice (once width-wise, then fold both flaps length wise) or simply remove the pin in the center hinge (this will allow you to separate the ramp into two pieces) and carry each piece like a suitcase. This ramp also comes standard with the non-skid grit surface to prevent slips and falls.
Our multi-fold wheelchair ramps feature a weight capacity of 800 pounds. Multi-fold ramps are available in a 30″ width and come in the following lengths: 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′, 10′, and 12′. Depending on the size of the portable single fold ramp, the weight will range between 30 to 73 pounds (15 to 36 pounds when the pieces are carried individually).
Similar to our multi-fold ramps, the Reach ramps feature the same 2-hinge system, the main difference being the upper lip size (9 ¾” as opposed to 2⅞”), the carry weight, and weight capacities.
Our 6′, 7′, and 8′ multi-fold reach ramps feature a weight capacity of 800 lbs. Our 10′ has a capacity of 700lbs. Reach ramps are available in a 29 ¾” width and come in the following lengths: 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′, and 10′. Depending on the size of the portable single fold ramp, the weight will range between 32 to 63 pounds.
Similar to multi-fold ramps, tri-fold ramps also feature the same 2-hinge system. The main difference is the width (29 ¾” as opposed to 30″) and the carry weight.
Capacity of our tri-fold wheelchair ramps is 800 pounds. Tri-fold ramps are available in a 29 ¾” width and come in the following lengths: 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′, and 10′. Depending on the size of the portable single fold ramp, the weight will range between 32 to 63 pounds.
Roll up ramps are an interesting breed in that they don’t fold and carry like our single fold, multi-fold, or tri-fold ramps mentioned above. Instead, the roll-up ramp models are available in four different widths (12″, 26″, 30″, and 36″) to accommodate a wide variety of applications including boats, airplanes, hotels and schools.
The roll up ramp can be made to any length by simply adding or removing links (individual links matching your width can be purchased separately to make your ramp longer as needed).
Capacity of our roll a ramp varies by the length and width of ramp needed; generally weights are between 25 to 89 pounds. Roll up ramps are available in a 12″, 26″, 30″ and 36″ width and lengths from 3 feet to 21 feet (over 70 sizing options available!). To store the ramp, simply roll it up and place in your trunk, a closet, basement or attic.
Portable track ramps are specifically designed for any wheelchair, scooter, or piece of equipment with 4 inline wheels. Each track is 6 ¾” wide, allowing ample space for your wheeled mobility equipment. For extra stability, a bar (sold separately) can be attached to both tracks.
There are several track ramp lengths to choose from. Our shortest stock length is 30″ (without hinge) upwards to 120” (with a heavy duty hinge). If you prefer a custom size track channel ramp that is not listed on our website, please call our customer service department for custom pricing.
Handi-Ramp’s aluminum portable wheelchair ramps (ALPR) are available in 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 foot lengths. Built with superior durability and craftsmanship, the aluminum wheelchair ramps fold in half and feature Handi-Ramp’s unique non-slip raised button surface for excellent traction and safety.
The aluminum portable wheelchair ramps have a weight capacity of 750 lbs and a standard width of 30 inches making them the sturdiest and easiest to use portable wheelchair ramps available. Our 10 foot and 12 foot folding wheelchair ramps come standard with a removable hinge pin that allows you to separate the ramp into two pieces. A center support leg adds stability on the 12′ model and comes standard. Each of the 12 foot ramps’ center support legs are custom fabricated to fit your specific application. Contact one of our accessibility experts to order.
Custom sizes and capacities are available. For more information call one of our ramp experts at (800) 876-RAMP.