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    Van ramps?

    Any suggestions on ramps which would allow a copier to be rolled up and into a Ford E250 Van? I looked online and saw a few different kinds that looked they would work but wasn't sure about the length, etc? Most hold up to 600lbs. Has anyone here used them or something else?

    Would be great not to have to take off base for first floor deliveries.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.


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    Re: Van ramps?

    Wanted to bump this back up. Posted last weekend and seemed like it drop off the 1st page quickly. Was hoping someone has a suggestion on ramps that work.

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    Re: Van ramps?

    Check out a local motorcycle dealer they usually carry ramps that can handle heavy bikes.
    You may have to modify them a little but it is a start.



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    Re: Van ramps?

    I don't think you would want to push a 600 pound MFP up a ramp (2 feet height?) - the ramps would have to be a great length to be able to push MFP into the van.
    I would suggest the folding type of gurney that when pushed against the van, the legs fold under and wheels on bottom of cart ease MFP into van. Also, there are lift type carts that will raise MFP to height of van that can then be rolled into van.

    Last edited by ZOOTECH; 12-16-2017 at 02:33 AM.
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    Re: Van ramps?

    Thanks for the replies. Good idea with the motorcycle shop.

    I didn't mean I would need to push a 600lb machine. Mostly machines like Biz C224, etc. Under 200 lbs. Anything more than that I would rent a liftgate truck.


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    Re: Van ramps?

    I use a 6 x 10 trailer with a ramp door for all my big machines delivery. I try the pick up truck route with a folding 6 foot ramp it was to much weight and not safe unloading the equipment. Mongo


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    Re: Van ramps?

    Have you checked into the lift units used handicapped individuals in power chair? They can certainly handle the weight. Roll the copier onto the platform, strap in down and lift it in.


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    Re: Van ramps?

    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    I use a 6 x 10 trailer with a ramp door for all my big machines delivery. I try the pick up truck route with a folding 6 foot ramp it was to much weight and not safe unloading the equipment. Mongo
    Really nice when you need to deliver a production machine with main frame, upstream LCIT, cover interposer, folding unit and booklet finisher with trimmer. You can get everything in one load.


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    Re: Van ramps?

    I went with the enclosed trailer because of the price and insurance, plus I can delivery multi machines at the same time.


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    Re: Van ramps?

    The wheelchair lift sounds great! God willing....planning on retiring in next few years so didn't want to put a lot of $$$ out.

    I ended up ordering a 12 ft wheelchair ramp, $500. Will let you know how it works once I get it. After talking to the manufacturer the longer ramp should make it easier with only a 12 degree angle. From ground to floor of cargo van is 30".

    Like I mentioned in earlier post I sell mostly 20-36 ppm models weighing less than 200 lbs so hopefully this will work. Heavier production models I rent liftgate truck.

    I will report back on how it works.

    Last edited by copyman; 12-19-2017 at 06:09 PM.

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