Hydraulic vs Manual Crank

Yard ramp hydraulic failure can be one of the most frustrating and costly expenses for a business. Unfortunately, because hydraulic systems have been in use for so long, they have earned the reputation of being the best option. Hydraulic systems do work, but they are prone to failure since there are so many elements that can be easily broken. If the operator drives the forklift on the ramp when the wheels are making touch with the ground, for example, there will almost certainly be some hydraulic failure or seal leakage, resulting in costly repairs and ramp downtime. In the meantime, the customer is given a 7-page hydraulic user/maintenance manual repair guide. 

The two-speed manual crank system is your alternative and solution. It is significantly superior, having been the standard for trailer adjustment for decades all throughout the world. This technique has been implemented into Altam Ramps, making them extremely robust and dependable. Using this method provides years of virtually maintenance-free operation. The crank mechanism only requires a little amount of lubricant every six months, making it essentially maintenance-free. With a simple turn of the handle, the operator may effortlessly raise and lower the ramp. We have established that the crank mechanism is by far the finest choice for a yard ramp.