Nelspruit based rental company, AVS Hire, recently purchased Ra’alloy Ramp, which has made loading a lot less painful, according to the company.
The lightweight Ra’alloy aluminum touring ramp requires no maintenance and was purchased from DWR Distribution.
“To be honest I can’t work without it,” said Kyle Nel, owner of AVS Hire. “The flight cases are getting bigger and heavier, I guess that’s just the aim of the game!”
AVS Hire chose the foldable ramp for ease of storage and manageability. This is particularly useful when a crew member is alone at the office at irregular hours for load in or strike.
“My ramp serves a second purpose,” explains Kyle. “When required, it can be used as a wheelchair ramp for 400 – 600mm high stages, albeit a bit steep on the higher stages. Guests in wheelchairs and their assistances love it because it’s solid and doesn’t wobble.”
AVS have not installed their ramp into any particular vehicle, using it primarily at their warehouse. “Once again, it is able to fit into any vehicles with ease because its overall length is 50 percent of an equivalent solid ramp. It is also easier to fit into an opportunistic gap between flight cases.”
The Ra’alloy truck ramps have been designed specifically for the events industry where quick unrestricted operation is required. The fully tapered base to the ramp meets the ground without a ridge, which ensures a smooth flow of equipment on and off the ramps with no trip hazards.
Side stringers create a small raised lip along the outer edges, which stops wheeled equipment rolling over the sides and at the same time does not restrict wider items. When touring these ramps store flat and can be re-located away from the truck to bridge steps and stage etc.