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Prentice Mobile Container Ramp

Supplier: Prentice Industries

Our first ramp rolled out of the shed in 1974, and is still in service over at Villawood. Since then, the product has been developed and finely tuned to industry's needs.


Our ramps stand solidly on steel plates. We would never ask a forklift weighing 4-5 tonnes plus it's load to be supported by the axles of the ramp's wheels. Nor would we allow a full 12 metre bridge design to carry our name. What happens if the driver forgets to hook in the attaching chains?

Often two pallets are carried at the same time, increasing efficiency and loading…. Or a heavy front-end attachment could be fitted to the forklift. So our design load is 7 tonnes.

We supply a full lifting frame which fits over BOTH forks of the forklift. It is forbidden to lift a load on one fork.

Our ramps have telescopic legs, which allow you to set the shoulder height to suit your needs... Forklifts are not designed for climbing hills, so the steeper the angle, the more wear on the forklift, and the higher the maintenance costs.

Unlike fixed leg and non - hinged style ramps, when you set up a Prentice ramp, the slope is graded - you will not have to drive up higher than necessary and down into the container. Very handy when unloading the first pallets.

Our ramps have infill plates all the way up the slope, so pedestrians can't get their feet caught in the sides. Also, our ramps are 2100mm INSIDE the rails, giving more room to the forklift.

At the truck end, this room is actually 2400mm, which means you will easily be able to get the end pallets out. This is a very important feature.

We fit full width high grip mesh to the slope - no slippery steel plate.

The safety signs stenciled on the ramp include the workcover approval number. This is a significant feature, as there is no direct Australian Standard which applies to yard ramps. You know that we have had the authorities investigate and approve our design, and it has been formally engineered.

We have selected the hydraulic components which give best service with minimum of cost in terms of service and repair. They are located where they will be least likely to sustain impact damage, and we manufacture our own hydraulic tanks because we can not source a rugged unit which leaks no oil.

Finally, this product has an outstanding history of service, and is field bred to have your needs considered. Even the sensible colour scheme ages effectively.

Options ......

  • Extra width
  • Extra length
  • Special paint job
  • Extra length front flap
  • Electric / hydraulic unit
  • Knock - down ready for shipment
  • Galvanized slope section with blast & paint upper section