How to choose your PVI Ramp Model
PVI RAMP MODEL SELECTION GUIDE
1. Always have a qualified assistant present when using any portable ramp.
2. Never exceed a slope greater than 2" on 12" with an occupied chair or
scooter. Never exceed a slope greater than 3" on 12" with an unoccupied chair or scooter.
3. Always make sure that top of ramp is secured on step or landing before
It using. It may be necessary to anchor top of ramp to landing surface with steel security pins provided.
4. Make certain there is adequate head clearance prior to loading an
occupied chair or scooter into a vehicle.
5. Always follow manufacturer recommendations for chair or scooter.
6. Always use your lap belt.
7. Slope Recommendations:
l. The ADA recommended slope for long (up to 30') home and commercial ramps.
2. Works for most strong, unassisted manual chair users, although PVI always recommends assistance.
1. Maximum acceptable grade for portable ramp use by occupied
chairs and scooters with a qualified assistant.
1. For loading unoccupied chairs and scooters.
ANY SLOPE GREATER
1. PVI does NOT recommend.
8. Watch safety DVD prior to use.
To determine the length of ramp for your application, first you will need
to determine the rise. The rise is the vertical measurement between the
ground and where the top of the ramp is going to sit.
Prairie View Industries recommends NOT to exceed a 2:12 slope on
most applications. Some ramps may need to meet ADA (1:12 slope)
requirements that are specified by your state. If your rise is over 24", please
contact your local dealer about our modular ramp system.
To find a 2:12 slope, take total amount of rise and divide by 2.
If you have a 12" rise, divide by 2 and the resulting number would be the length of ramp which is required in feet or you would need a 6' ramp.
A 1:12 slope would require
foot of ramp for every inch of rise.
Note: Consideration must be taken if the ground is not
level and slopes away from the rise where ramp PUE will be placed.
Please contact your dealer for evaluation on these applications.
PVI QUICK REFERENCE SLOPE GUIDE CHART
Step #1 Measure the rise of your application.
Step #2 Determine your maximum slope.*
Step #3 Pick the proper ramp length, based on your selections, in the graph below.
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