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Ramps to Rent

RentARamp from Thorworld Industries is specifically designed to cater for a range of business needs by supplying a variety of high-quality mobile yardramps.

We are happy to recommend the model most suited to specific requirements, and our comprehensive range includes a variety of yardramps, which we typically have in stock to cater for urgent requirements.

All Thorworld yardramps are made to enable the fast, efficient and safe loading and unloading of trailers, containers and vehicles. They are renowned for quality and strength, and have been designed and tested and meet all applicable standards.

Standard features of Thorworld yardramps include:

  • Hydraulic operation through the use of a double acting manual handpump (electrical pump upgrade available)
  • Open grid deck for traction in all weather conditions
  • A full width, 300mm deep exit lip to locate on the vehicle.
  • Safety chains to each side of the ramp top prevent ramp/vehicle separation.
  • Safety rails to each side of the ramp. Handrails available if pedestrians need to walk on the ramp.

RentARamp customers are able to choose from our range of yardramps to fulfil their loading and unloading needs.

  • Our Deluxe Ramps are our most popular mobile yardramps, designed for heavy usage; e.g. continual use in a one-shift operation. They are available in 7,000Kg and 10,000Kg capacities, with a choice of entry section/towing mechanism.
  • Our Super Deluxe Ramps are our most heavy duty yardramps. They are available in 12,000Kg and 15,000Kg capacities and are specifically designed to withstand heavy workloads performing in multi-shift operation, in the most rigorous of environments e.g. the recycling industry.

Operationally there are two distinct styles of ramps to suit your preferred method of entry and towing:

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Integrated entry type: Constant slope along full incline section of ramp. Movement by standard FLT fork secured into towing hitch. Folding entry type: Entry ramps fold up to allow towing behind a FLT via external towing pocket. Fixed entry angle to ramp, regardless of ramp height before transition onto main incline section.


Specification List: 

Class Capacity (Kg) Ramp
Entry type Length
Length (m)
Height Differential (mm)
Deluxe 7,000 7 Integrated 11.4 2400 2240 890 1680 1070
Deluxe 10,000 6 Folding 12.2 2400 2240 890 1680 1250
Deluxe 10,000 7 Integrated 11.4 2400 2240 890 1680 1070
Super Deluxe 12,000 6 Folding 12.2 2400 2240 890 1680 1250
Super Deluxe 15,000 6 Folding 12.2 2400 2190 890 1680 1250
Optional Extras / Accessories
Wheel Chocks: Wheel Chocks are required when operating Mobile Yardramps. A minimum of two ramp chocks and two vehicle chocks are recommended.
Electrical pump upgrade: An alternative to the standard hydraulic hand pump is the option of an electrical pump, this can be used to raise the ramp with the press of a button. The electrical pump is available in three types, 110V, 240V, and 415V 3-Phase depending on the power available on site. Please note: The 110v pump is not compatible with our 12,000 or 15,000kg capacity ramps. Additional accessories on the ramp may also affect the powerpack suitability – please discuss this with your sales contact.
Handrails: If pedestrians need to walk on the ramp, we strongly recommend full length handrails to both sides.
Anti-slip Grit flooring may also be required to the entry and exit sections of the ramp, particularly if pedestrians will be on the ramp.
External FLT Towing Adaptor: Folding Entry Type ramps are towed behind your FLT. When turning tightly, ‘internal’ towing pockets on FLT’s can cause the ramps to bind – external pockets are therefore required to prevent damage and improve usability. If your FLT has an internal towing pocket, we can provide an adaptor to suit – please ask for prices/details.
One-Man Operation (Telescopic) Tow Adaptor: This adaptor can be retro fitted to Folding Entry Type ramps. This allows the ramp to be moved in a similar way to Integrated Entry Type ramps, for one-man operation.

Raising and lowering of ramps for height adjustment is achieved by means of a hand operated hydraulic pump, which raises the ramp. To lower, a valve is released and the ramp lowers. The hydraulic system used allows the ramp to safely ‘float’ with the vehicle during loading/unloading, ensuring maximum safety at all times.

Capacities stated are total load, but all our ramps are tested in the worst case scenario; with the total load applied through a single axle, which occurs when a fully loaded FLT brakes harshly. Important: Check that other manufacturers’ ramps are the same, not simply UDL.

Points to consider:
Some important points to consider when purchasing a mobile ramp include:

  • Frequency of use – High frequency usage, such as shift working, can cause damage to a mobile ramp which is only designed for relatively infrequent use.
  • Load dimensions – The container ramp should take into account the goods being loaded or unloaded. Narrow, high side curbs will hinder the loading of wide items.  Long, items may catch the inside roof of the container if the level off top section is too short.
  • Fork lift type – It is important to check the trucks to be used are capable of running safely on the incline at which the container ramp will be working at, and have no clearance problems. Operating on the incline of a container ramp can also severely reduce the running time of electric powered trucks – check with your supplier for more information.
  • Height range – The maximum recommended incline of a container ramp is 7 degrees or 1 in 8, though many yardramps are capable of raising beyond this angle. When specifying a mobile ramp, it is important that you are aware of the maximum height range required, i.e. measure the highest and lowest vehicles used on your site, and ensure the ramp is capable of reaching these positions.


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