General Ramp Info 2017-01-27T21:59:12+00:00

GENERAL RAMP INFO

This provides an overview of the Heavy Duty Ramps, LLC Load Leveler System. It will also help identify parts should you need to replace them.

U.S. Patent #7.930.788 B1 covers 23.5K Dual Purpose Load Leveler Ramps, Stands, Stakes
U.S. Patent #8,061,943 B1 covers Single Purpose Load Levelers, Stakes

Load Leveler Ramp – Dual Purpose

  • 5 Capacities: 32,000; 23,500; and 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 lbs.maximum per axle.
    • 32,000 lb. max per axle ramp in 18″ and 20″ widths
    • 23,500 lb. max per axle ramps in 18″, 19″, and 20″ widths.
    • 20,000 and 10,000 lb. max per axle ramp in 16″ width
    • 15,000 lb. max per axle ramp in 18″ & 20″ width
  • All ramps are 8 feet in length
  • All ramps have pin ends for secure connection to the trailer (requires Skid Seat) and stands
  • 20,000 & 32,000 lb. max per axle rated ramps are 6 inches thick, others are just 5″ thick
  • Converts to a Leveler with the use of optional stakes
  • Three lumber clips per ramp required when used as load levelers.
  • May be hung from beneath your trailer for easy transport using optional hanging system

Adjustable Stand

  • Adjusts from 18″ tall to 24″ tall.
  • Works with all Load Leveler ramps
  • May be hung beneath trailer with optional hangers
  • All ramps pin to stands for secure connection
  • All stands come complete with Base, Upper Section, all Pins and Keepers

Stakes

  • Holds ramps upright for use as levelers (1 pair required per ramp, 1 left (shown) & 1 right
  • Use chain binder with up to 3/8 chain to securely fasten stakes to trailers stake pockets
  • Eight heights available to accomodate different trailer drops; 16″, 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, 22″, 24″, and 26″
  • Getting the correct stakes is important. When using spacers, stake height = ramp width + spacer height used.
  • Some trailers have a narrow pocket. Measure stake pocket to be sure to get correctly sized stake inserts.
  • Stake inserts are designed to be reversed to allow for up to a 1″ difference in trailer rub rail widths

Spacer

  • Available in 4″ and 6″ heights
  • Takes up space where trailer drop is greater than 20″ and it is not practical to fill a large gap with lumber alone
  • Works together with ramps and stakes
  • Use 6″ wide spacers with 20,000 lb. max per axle rated ramps, 5″ wide otherwise
  • Required to add lumber to protect aluminum and make up any additional gaps.

Aluminum Skid Seats

  • Available in 4 widths: 24″, 36″, 48″, and 97″
  • Welding to trailer is preferred because of its strength, but bolting to trailer may be used.
  • Most popular width is 36″.
  • May be trimmed to fit around stake pockets on upper or rear deck
  • May be mounted to either or both upper and lower decks
  • Be sure to order the type appropriate for the deck being equiped
  • Aluminm Skid Seats come equiped with Rods and Standard Hitch Pins

Steel Skid Seats

  • Available in 4 widths: 24″, 36″, 48″, and 98″
  • Welding to trailer is required.
  • Most popular width is 36″.
  • May be mounted to either or both upper and lower decks
  • Be sure to order the type appropriate for the deck being equiped
  • Steel Skid Seats come equiped with rods and Standard Hitch Pins

Stake Inserts

  • Available in 3 sizes cut to fit trailers known to us. Remember, it’s important to know the size of your stake pockets.
  • May be reversed to accommodate slight variations in trailer width between stake pockets.
  • Be sure to mention if you have a Reinke or Manac trailer. These may have the smaller stake pockets.
  • Each Stake is complete with Stake Insert to fit your trailer, Pins and Keepers

Load Leveler

  • Single purpose Load Leveler 102″ across
  • Levelers are rated at 20,000 lbs., 8,000 lbs. point load across 12″ width, 20,000 lbs. spread across the entire 102″ width
  • Available in 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, and 26″ heights
  • Load Leveler is a single unit and includes stakes that fit into stake pockets to hold it upright, held in place by your chain binder
  • Be sure to measure your trailers stake pockets to receive the correct stake inserts
  • Lumber clips are a part of the Leveler that allow permament attachment of Dunnage
  • We also have available optional Apitong to be used as dunnage

Lumber Clips

  • May also be known as Dunnage holders
  • Three required for each ramp used as a load leveler
  • Comes in both 6″ wide, for 20K max per axle ramps, 5″ wide for all other ramps
  • Required for use atop spacers to protect the aluminum ramp and spread the load

Ramp Hanger

  • Carries ramps beneath the trailer
  • Available in both Single and Double hangers (Double Hanger Right Hand shown)
  • Order as a pair, left and right for both the single and double ramp hanger
  • There must be, at a minimum, 99″ of clear space to mount hangers
  • Ramp Hangers are complete with Keepers and Pins

Double Ramp Hanger – Clamp On Type

  • No drilling holes in the trailers web
  • Requires Trailer deck beams are I-Beam type, will not work with square or round tubes
  • Carries ramps beneath the trailer
  • Available in both Single and Double hangers (Double Hanger Right Hand shown)
  • Order as a pair, left and right for both the single and double ramp hanger
  • There must be, at a minimum, 99″ of clear space to mount hangers
  • Ramp Hangers are complete with Keepers and Pins

Single Ramp Hanger – Clamp On Type

  • Example of the single ramp hanger
  • Requires Trailer deck beams are I-Beam type, will not work with square or round tubes
  • Both clamp on hangers come complete with all necessary mounting hardware

Stand Hanger

  • Carries stands beneath the trailer
  • Order one Stand Hanger for each Stand
  • Stand Hangers are complete with Keepers and Pins

Stand Hanger – Clamp On Type

  • Carries one stand beneath the trailer
  • Order one Stand Hanger for each Stand
  • Stand Hangers are complete with Keepers and Pins, and all mounting hardware

Knee Brace

  • When mounting Double Ramp Hangers it may be necessary to replace your trailers standard knee (angle) brace
  • This replacement brace creates the necessary space for mounting of our Double Ramp Hangers

All parts for Heavy Duty Ramps are available for purchase in the event parts are lost.

  • Rods are available for both stands and attaching ramps to skid seats
  • When ordering please specifiy the width of your Skid Seats or if the rod is for the Stand
  • All steel rods for ramp attachment are 3/4″ in diameter
  • All rods accept the Standard Hitch Pin

  • There are three sizes
    • Ramp Hanger Keeper Long for double ramp hangers holding ramps with 6″ tubes
    • Ramp Hanger Keeper Medium for double ramp hangers holding ramps with 5″ tubes
    • Ramp Hanger Keeper Short for single ramp hangers and stand hangers
  • These keepers will also accommodate padlocks in place of the Lynch Pin Keeper

  • 1/4″ Universal pin for all Hanger Keepers

  • 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ pin for Stake Inserts

  • 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ pin for Stands (height adjustment)

  • Hitch Pin Clip for Rods and Pins