Purchasing a used loading ramp is a great way to get a highly effective solution for your operation while reducing the total cost. While it is important to ensure that you are buying from a reputable seller, it is also worth knowing what to ask about the ramp. This will ensure that you are making an informed decision for your operation. As a leading provider of new and used loading ramps for all types of operations, the team at Dura-Ramp knows how important it is to choose the right unit for your facility. That is why we have compiled a list of questions to ask when buying a used loading ramp to help you choose the best option for your needs.
Before purchasing a used loading ramp, be sure to ask the following questions:
Understanding the safety and performance features of a loading ramp will allow you to determine if it is a suitable choice for your operation. For example, if you predict that your ramp will have a lot of foot traffic on it, choosing a unit with upgraded channel rails can help to minimize the risk of an accident or injury. Alternatively, if you predict that your ramp will need to accommodate forklifts and heavy materials, you will need to ensure that it can safely hold the weight. That is why it is crucial to understand the specifications of the loading ramp including weight capacity, length, and height in addition to safety and performance features. If these specifications are not listed, be sure to ask the seller to provide them.
Equipment inspections are a great way to gauge the condition of a unit and determine if it is safe to use. When viewing a ramp, it is always worth asking the seller if an inspection has been recently completed for the unit. If it has, you can ask to see the report to get a full understanding of the condition of the ramp, allowing you to make an informed purchase. If the ramp has not been recently inspected, you will have no idea if it is in good working order.
Knowing how the ramp was used will help you understand the conditions it was exposed to and the amount of wear it may have experienced. This will help you determine if the ramp is suitable for your operation. For example, if the ramp was effectively used for a warehouse for several years, you can be confident that it will work well for your warehouse.
To learn more about our selection of new and used loading ramps, get in touch with the team 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 or your facility.