What is a Crossover Ramp?
A crossover ramp is one that allows both small and larger type vehicles to cross over a cable, wire or hose that is obstructing the path of that vehicle. In some cases this same crossover ramp may also be called a ‘fracking ramp’ (named after the industry it serves), while others may add an adjective, calling it an ‘extreme crossover ramp’ due to the size of vehicle(s) using them. Regardless of the name change, the ramp is still, in essence, a crossover or hose protector ramp, as hoses are being protected from the crossover of vehicles.
Where are These Types of Ramps Used?
I received a call from a prospect a short time ago who was looking for a ramp that could handle a larger-than-normal amount of axle capacity used at a mining site. These trucks can be as tall as 3 1/2 stacked SUV’s and weigh up to an astounding 360,000lbs.
Is there really a ramp that can handle that without buckling? The answer is yes!
Handi-Ramp’s extreme crossover ramps are designed to handle up to 1 million pounds in capacity. These ramps are typically used to protect thresholds of warehouses, large thick cables in the construction or mining industries, or any industry that might need to haul an extreme amount of cargo.
A crossover ramp like the one mentioned above is used specifically with a large truck that is hauling equipment or moving heavy boulders in an excavation site. They are impact and abrasion resistant in the event a boulder might fall on the crossover ramps system.
Despite its Size, Many Options Are Available
Extreme crossover ramps are made of urethane and form a triangular design with a channel that runs through the middle of the ramp. The urethane material prevents crushing or tearing under the heavy weight of the load riding over it. Extreme crossover ramps come in different dimensions, capacities and channel sizes.
For more information about crossover ramps for high capacity construction applications or other applications contact a ramps expert at Handi-Ramp at 800-876-RAMP (7267).