Depending on the load capacity a 5 to 7 tonne capacity ramp can cost from $1,300 to $1,700 and an 8 to 10 tonne capacity ramp can cost from $2,500 to $4,500.
The following criteria must be considered before buying a container ramp:
Container ramps require little maintenance until some parts break due to wear or an accident. General cleaning includes keeping the ramp dust free, having no oil or lubricant on the top surface, and no sharp edges or external objects on the top surface that can damage the forklift or goods being loaded.
Container ramps are classified on their load capacity; 5-tonne ramp, 7 tonnes, etc.
Due to their size and weight, container ramps can not be safely moved without a forklift and are not easy to install or move in confined spaces. They can adjust according to slightly uneven ground but any uneven surface seriously affects their performance.
There is no need for any training or certification related to container ramps. As they need a forklift for installation and movement so forklift driving and operating training is a must.
It all depends on the area of application and load capacity needed. Steel is used for the highest load capacity whereas aluminium is used for easy handling but low load capacity. Rubber and composite are also available.
Most popular Container Ramp suppliers and brands on IndustrySearch are R.J. Cox Engineering, Optimum Handling Solutions, Tente Castors & Wheels, Verdex Australia, Containit Solutions, MHA Products, Ramp Champ, JIALIFT Australia, Lift Truck Brokers, Equipment Warehouse, Statewide Forklifts & Access Rentals, TigerPak, Allied Forklifts Pty Ltd.