What is the difference between the SUITCASE® Singlefold ramps and the SUITCASE® Trifold® AS ramp?
The SUITCASE Singlefold ramps fold in half one time and remain the overall length of the ramp when folded. The Trifold AS ramp folds in half and then in half the long way to make the ramp half as long and half as wide when folded.
What is the difference between the AS and non-AS?:
The AS ramp has a black, high-strength, applied surface that is textured to provide excellent traction. The non-AS ramp is our standard surface where the slip-resistant tread is extruded into the aluminum.
Why do some ramps have the black applied surface, but not others?:
This is a preference point for some people. Both surfaces are very durable and slip-resistant.
Can this ramp be separated?
Yes. By removing two bolts, the ramp can be separated into two sections for easy transport or storage.
What are the plates for at the top and bottom of the ramp?
There is a fixed top transition plate for secure placement with holes for attaching to the supporting surface. There are also two independently adjustable ground transition plates that allow for smoother transfers from ramp-to-ground and ground-to-ramp.
Can you connect multiple ramps together?
No. The manufacturer suggest checking out some of their other ramps if longer lengths are needed. SUITCASE® Trifold® AS and GATEWAY™ 3G ramps are available up to 10’ and PATHWAY® 3G ramps can be connected to achieve whatever length you need.
How do you keep the ramp from moving?
Use the provided clevis pins or screws through pre-drilled holes at the top of each section to secure the ramp to the supporting surface.
Are there handrails available?
No. If you need a portable ramp with handrails, check out our GATEWAY™ 3G Solid Surface Portable Ramp, which has two different handrail style options.
What ramps can the TLE be used with?
The TLE can be used with any of our aluminum SUITCASE® ramps.
Is there a bolt that attaches the TLE to the Top Transition Plate?
Yes, after inserting the TLE, there is a carriage bolt that secures the TLE to the Top Transition Plate.
Are TLEs sold in pairs?
Yes, the TLE comes in a set of two so that one can be used for each side of the ramp.
Will the TLE affect the amount of weight I can use on the ramp?
Yes, the use of the TLE reduces the weight capacity of the ramp to 500 lbs.