If your operation features a portable loading dock, it is important to keep it in good operating condition. A well-maintained loading ramp is crucial for ensuring a consistently high level of performance, safety, and reliability in any application. As leading providers of portable loading ramps for warehousing, industrial operations, and other demanding applications, the team at Dura-Ramp understands the importance of regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs. That is why our team has compiled some information on important loading ramp maintenance requirements to help operations keep their portable loading dock in peak operating condition.
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To maximize the useable life, safety, and performance of your portable loading ramp, it is important to perform the following maintenance at regular intervals:
Most portable loading ramps feature bar grate decking to give you maximum traction in any weather condition while allowing debris to fall through the gaps. Over time, these gaps may become clogged with dirt and other debris. It is crucial to ensure that this surface is cleaned regularly to maximize traction and grip for equipment and operators alike. Regular cleaning is especially important for loading ramps with wooden decking as these surfaces accumulate dirt and other debris that will make it slippery when wet.
If your application requires you to frequently adjust the height of your ramp, you will need to ensure that your adjustable legs and Easy Lift systems are thoroughly lubricated. A lack of lubrication can significantly increase wear and tear on your ramp, increasing the likelihood of damage and downtime. To minimize friction and wear, be sure to inspect the contact points between all moving parts to ensure that each area is sufficiently greased and lubricated.
All mobile loading ramps feature a set of tires to allow for easy transportation and manueverability. If these tires start to become deflated or lose pressure over time, this will make your ramp significantly more difficult to transport. Flat tires can also cause damage to your wheel wells during transportation, potentially causing costly damage. Before moving your ramp, be sure to confirm that both tires are sufficiently inflated.
Daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly inspections are crucial for all types of portable loading ramps. An in-depth inspection can help you spot any signs of wear or damage before they become a costly issue. This allows you to budget for any repairs and minimize the risk of unexpected downtime.
To learn more about portable loading ramp maintenance requirements, get in touch with the experts at Dura-Ramp. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.