The door/ramp combines the functionality of a rear door with the added benefit of a secondary, articulated section that essentially creates a long, wide walk ramp, Morgan said. Designed for Morgan truck bodies that are 102 inches wide, by either 103 or 109 inches high, the ramp boasts a length of just over 13 feet.
“Although the idea to create this larger version was initially targeted toward the moving and storage industry, it’s quite clear that anyone who wants to be able to get in and out of the rear of their truck easier will benefit,” said Paul Jarossy, Morgan’s director of marketing and business development.
“Most walk ramps are no more than 36 inches wide, making them awkward for two delivery people to carry large items up and down. With a usable ramp width of 84 inches, carrying items can now be done side-to-side, and four people can carry large items at the same time. This should certainly improve efficiency and ease of handling. And if each worker is carrying one item each, one can be walking down while another can be walking up the ramp.
“This should save the team quite a bit of time.”
The new door/ramp can be opened, closed and locked in 15 to 20 seconds by one person, Jarossy said, vs two people needing several minutes to carry a heavy, removable ramp to a storage container on the side of the truck.
Morgan said its new ingress/egress solutions is available now from its 13 North American manufacturing plants.
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