- Read and understand how to safely operate the equipment you are loading/unloading.
- Always follow the Safety Warnings associated with the equipment you are loading/unloading and follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions.
- When loading/unloading equipment, always remember that you are on an incline. There is potential for flipping over. Be extremely careful.
- Always have a person watching as you load or unload your equipment.
- For every inch of height you are loading/unloading, your ramp(s) should be 2.2 inches long; For Example: to load equipment into a 30 inch truck bed height you should have a ramp at least 66 inches long. (30” x 2.2” = 66” Ramp Length Needed). If not sure always go longer.
DO NOT alter ramp(s) in any way.
Motorcycles: DO NOT ride your motorcycle up the motorcycle loading ramp(s).
You and your spotter should roll the motorcycle up with the
engine turned OFF. Be on guard for “tip-overs.”
ATV’s: ATV’s have enormous torque. If you over throttle the engine
the ATV can bounce, change direction, or even flip over. DO NOT
over throttle. Accelerate the vehicle slowly and evenly on the ATV loading ramp(s) to slowly maneuver vehicle up the ramp. DO NOT stop the vehicle on the ramp.
* Always wear a helmet when riding any wheeled vehicle. Never operate any equipment or use a Loading ramp(s) after consuming any alcoholic beverage or medication.
* Never exceed the load capacity of the loading ramp(s). - Never load equipment with additional passengers or cargo in and/or on equipment. - Never use loading ramp(s) as ladders.
How to Attach a Safety Strap to an Oxlite Ramp :
1. Find the safety strap which has been attached to your ramp.
2. Place loading ramp in a standing position, rubber fingers facing up.
3. Take the portion of the looped strap extending from the BOTTOM of the release buckle. Loop this strap around both a cross bar and one tube at a point 8" to 12" from the top of the where equipment wheels will ride on the loading ramp.
4. Next loop the hook through the looped end and pull till taught.
5. Repeat these instructions with each safety strap
included in the package.
6. Before using our loading ramp(s), please read ALL Safety
Warnings and Instructions on loading and unloading
Note: Folding Loading Ramps (Bi-fold and Tri-fold) attach on the left and right. Loading ramps with 3 straps included attach on the left, right, & middle.
The Safety Strap assembly is designed to keep the ramp from sliding
off the end of your truck, tailgate, or trailer. It is not designed to prevent
a loading ramp from free falling to the ground. Always be sure that your ramp is
set firmly against the tailgate of your truck or trailer.
Placement of Ramps
1. Fit loading ramps firmly against tailgate.
2. Depress lever on Safety Strap buckle and pull hook
assembly away from ramp(s) to extend the length of the strap.
3. Attach hooks securely underneath vehicle or trailer to the
metal portion of the bumper or frame.
4. Pull the unattached end of the strap so that it is tightly holding loading
ramp(s) against tailgate or trailer.
5. Always use all straps included in ramp set.
6. Tighten safety straps to keep the ramp(s) from sliding. See the photo showing a properly secured safety strap.
7. Before loading/unloading the equipment, make sure each
ramp does not slip back or sideways on tailgate by pulling
from the bottom of the ramp(s) to ensure the top of the ramp(s)
remains in contact with the end of the tailgate or trailer.
8. Tires should fit within the width of the loading ramp(s).
9. If using runners (2 narrow ramps) make sure they are
equally spaced apart at the top of the ramp(s) and the bottom
of the ramp(s).
10. For each inch of loading/unloading height, make sure each
ramp has 2.2 inches of length. (30” x 2.2” = 66” Ramp
Loading & Unloading:
1. Use caution when loading/unloading your equipment.
2. Ensure equipment does NOT exceed specified weight
capacity of ramp(s).
3. No additional passengers or cargo should be in/on the
equipment while loading/unloading.
4. Throttle your equipment slowly and evenly so that it
does not bounce on the loading ramp(s) or flip over backwards.
5. Have your spotter verify that the tires of your equipment are on the ramp(s).
6. Have your spotter guide you up the ramp(s). Go slow enough to stop in
case your spotter tells you to stop.
7. Do not spin the tires, over accelerate, or bounce the equipment you are
8. Always remember when unloading equipment follow the same general safety
precautions being sure not to throttle down the ramp, but to use the brakes to
maintain a slow descent.
Not following all safety warnings, precautions, and
instructions may result in property damage and/or severe injury.