Different Types of Portable Ramps and Where You Can Use Them

Portable ramps make it possible for physically disabled and elderly individuals to move around freely.

It enables them to enter residential or commercial properties without relying on others for assistance. This practical and cost-efficient solution greatly increases their mobility.

Wheelchair and mobility device users can easily access sliding glass doors, showers, doorways, and steps with the use of portable ramps. Always contact a licensed and professional dealer to handle the installation of a portable ramp on your property. Several types of features available have different applications, here are a few of them:

1. Telescopic Ramp
Telescopic ramps are perfect for wheelchair users who often have attendants. These can either be extended or shortened based on the individual’s requirements. Besides, their non-slip tread offers excellent traction. To ensure additional safety, the base of the ramp is fitted with a non-slip rubber surface. A safety catch lock is also installed to secure the ramp to prevent it from coming apart when not in use.

Often delivered as a pair, these ramps can generally bear a load of up to 180 kg, making them ideal for both wheelchairs and scooters. Their lightweight and sturdy construction make them easy to use and transport.

The premium models are far more expensive than the economy ones and have a high-grade aluminium framework. Although the economy models do have grip tapes attached to the end, these will eventually wear after some time. On the other hand, the premium ramp models may have textured surfaces and offer much better friction for tyres over the long term.

2. Edge Barrier Portable Ramp
With the addition of edge barriers and basic concertina folding action, the edge barrier portable ramp is deployed in just a few seconds. These ramps are available in different lengths and are ideal for accessing trains, buildings, and buses, where permanent ramps are not feasible.

Built using a unique combination of unidirectional glass and carbon fibre, these ramps are incredibly robust and light in weight. They are specifically designed to be single-fold units, which makes them easy to carry and transport.

These ramps incorporate a multi-panel design with a unique hinge system that’s connected by webbings. This enables you to fold the ramp into a compact unit and carry it around in your vehicle. Besides, it doesn’t have to be assembled and can be used by laying it on the ground.

3. Multi-Purpose Portable Ramp
Multipurpose ramps are relatively longer than their counterparts and are specially designed to cope with obstacles. This makes them ideal for commercial settings and travel purposes. These ramps are lightweight and easy to transport or store. Despite their lightness, multipurpose ramps are incredibly durable.

They work on a concertina action, which allows for a significantly smaller width when folded. This ramp is composed of unidirectional glass and carbon fibre material. Its simplicity makes it easy to deploy, and a non-slip surface makes it suitable for all weather conditions.

Modular Ramps – An Ideal Choice

There are several advantages to having portable ramps installed. However, if you want more robust features, you should consider installing modular ramps. They are rugged and lightweight. Unlike wooden and concrete ramps that are fitted into the ground, modular ramps can easily be uninstalled and moved to a different location, if required.

There are many benefits to installing ramps from Adapta. They are made of Colorbond steel and are available in a variety of layouts, colours, as well as configurations. You can call 1800 232 782 or contact Adapta through this form, and one of our representatives will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

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