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These telescopic channel ramps are an aluminum portable wheelchair ramp system that is very lightweight and easy to carry and set up with a permanent textured non-skid free surface. The channels are very light compared to their wheelchair ramps and can easily be stored away or transported in vehicles. These are not suitable for three wheeled scooters or devices with very wide wheels.
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The 6' telescopic channel ramps are an aluminum portable wheelchair ramp system that is very lightweight and easy to carry and set up with a permanent textured non-skid surface for safety and has a weight capacity of 600 lbs.
Weighing 30 lbs this lightweight wheelchair ramp system can be telescoped out to almost twice its contracted length to allow for easy compact transportation and storage as needed for portable use.
The 6' telescoping channel wheelchair ramp's two channel design make it suitable for both wheelchairs and four wheeled scooters. Three wheeled scooters will not work with telescopic channel ramps. Three wheeled scooters will require a full platform ramp to accommodate the front center wheel.
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Wheelchair Ramp Slope
- Permanently installed wheelchair ramps must be at least 1' long for every 1" of rise to meet most building codes.
- Portable wheelchair ramps do not have to abide by building codes but wheelchair ramp manufacturers usually recommend that you should have at least 1' of ramp for every 2" of rise.
- Another consideration when buying wheelchair ramps is the type of equipment that will be used on the ramps. Wheelchairs and scooters have limits on how steep of an incline can be traversed set by the manufacturers and these limits should be kept in mind.
- The above three points refer to slopes when there is a user in the equipment when it is traversing a ramp. When using a portable wheelchair ramp to load a wheelchair or scooter, without a passenger, into a vehicle can be as steep as can be safely managed by the person doing the loading.
Portable Wheelchair Ramp Set-up
In order to use a portable wheelchair ramp safely it is important that it be set up properly for use.
The biggest issue with portable wheelchair ramp safety is slipping during use. If the lower level of the ramp is placed on a slippery surface such as ice or snow there is a danger of the ramp slipping during use. when the bottom of the ramp slips the top of the ramp will often slip off the upper surface causing the ramp, user and mobility device to fall to the ground. This situation is especially common when using a ramp to enter or exit a vehicle where the roadway or parking lot may not be cleared of ice and snow well enough or not very level.
The solution to portable wheelchair ramp slippage is to secure the ramp to the upper level. When the ramp is usually used in the same location such as a vehicle or home location the simplest solution is to have two pins that can be inserted through the ramp and into holes in the step, deck, porch or vehicle.
- Use ramp ONLY with a qualified helper, NEVER exceed the recommended weight limit during use.
- Always back the chair down the ramp and use a lap belt for safety.
- See the owners manual of the chair or scooter being used to determine an acceptable incline.
Using the Ramp
- Place the top lip of the ramp on a SECURE and STABLE surface. Be sure that the complete top adapter lip of the ramp is securely placed on the landing surface.
- Two pins are supplied to help anchor the ramp into position. When you are satisfied that the ramp is positioned properly, drill a ¼" hole 1 ½" deep into the landing or vehicle floor using the pre-punched holes in the top adapter lip as a guide.
Maintenance & Safety
- Regularly check your ramp for worn, loose, or damaged parts. If you find any of these conditions DO NOT USE THE RAMP. Contact your Dealer for repairs. Failure to do so may cause severe injury!
- The surface of the ramp may become slippery in icy or wet conditions. Caution should be used when using the ramp.
- Keep the ramp surface free of dirt and debris.
- Always check the chair or scooter for the manufacturer's recommended degree of incline. Do not use ramps that are steeper than recommended.
- Do not add to or modify any part of the ramp. Doing so may void your warranty.
- Do not use the ramp for purposes other than those it was designed for.
- Clean ramps with water and mild detergent.
- Use caution when folding and unfolding your ramp. Beware of pinch points.
- Be sure that the ramp is always on a solid landing and firmly placed. Always anchor your ramp in place with the pins provided.
|TCR6||42"/72"||7" to 12""||7½"||30 lbs||600 lbs|
|TCR8||54"/96"||9" to 16"||7½"||39 lbs||600 lbs|
|TCR10||70"/120"||12" to 20"||7½"||51 lbs||600 lbs|
- The load capacity for the telescoping channel ramps is 600 lbs.
- The non-skid finish insures long life and safe use
- Easy to set up for use
- Lightweight Aluminum Construction
- Channel width of 7 ½"
- Contracts to for easy transportation and storage
- Channel ramps are suitable for most wheelchairs and 4 wheeled scooters
Factory Direct Medical Wheelchair Ramps carry a five year warranty against manufacturing defects faulty materials and workmanship.
In the event of a defect covered by this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the item. Please contact your supplier/dealer for assistance should a defect become apparent.
The warranty does not extend to consequential costs resulting from the fault or defect in the product, in particular freight and travel costs, loss of earnings, expenses or other expenses which may occur.
The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear resulting from normal use or damage caused by accident, misuse, negligence or improper installation or assembly.
The vendor/manufacturer will not accept responsibility for any damages or injury caused by misuse, negligence or non-observance of the instructions supplied.
If you have a question regarding your product, its use or this warranty please contact an authorized dealer.