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Heavyweight Thorworld yard ramp chosen by Terex

06 May 2008

A mobile yard ramp from Thorworld Industries is providing the ideal loading and unloading solution for use with heavy construction equipment at the Terex facility in Warwick. It's used for offloading new machines arriving from the company's Coventry plant and other European sites where these are not delivered on low loaders, but transported in containers or on standard 40ft long trailers. The machines are stored on site prior to delivery to UK dealers and customers, when they are then driven up the yard ramp and loaded onto trailers or into containers. Thorworld built the special 15,000kg single axle capacity ramp, with a useable width of 2650mm instead of the standard 2250mm width, so that it could be used with the widest machines handled at the site. It replaced an elderly yard ramp, from another supplier, that an inspection revealed did not meet current Health and Safety requirements. Terex chose the 15,000kg capacity model, the largest in the Thorworld range, so that the heaviest machines arriving at the site can use it. These are 12.5 tonne excavators made at a sister plant in Germany. The ramp has a serrated open grid deck for positive traction in all weather conditions, with a hand-operated hydraulic pump raising it to the required height. Although it's screwed to the ground the screws can be easily removed, with a built-in tow bar allowing the highly mobile ramp to be moved by fork lift to another part of the yard if and when necessary. Thorworld mobile yard ramps are ruggedly built and are ideal for the fast loading and unloading of vehicle trailers and containers by fork truck - particularly where there is no raised loading dock. Available as light, medium and heavy duty models, with 7,000 kg, 10,000 kg, 12,000 kg or 15,000 kg capacities, they can be purchased outright or rented through the company's specialist RentARamp operation, with a sale or return option. Bespoke models can also be supplied to meet individual customer requirements and a comprehensive service and maintenance back-up facility is available to help ensure that the ramps are always kept in top condition. Thorworld provides a one-stop, single source for a wide range of high quality loading & unloading equipment and loading bay accessories & safety aids, such as: dock shelters & seals, dock levellers, dock plates & boards, dock & vehicle bumpers, wheel chocks, modular loading docks and mobile yard ramps, as well as the Truckloada mobile yardlift and the Dockloada scissor lift platform. For more information about Thorworld's market-leading loading and unloading equipment, and to obtain a copy of their latest product range catalogue, Tel: 01246 260981. Fax: 01246 260493. Email: info@thorworld.co.uk Web: www.thorworld.co.uk Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer with 2006 full year net sales of approximately $7.6 billion. Terex operates in five business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, Terex Materials Processing & Mining, and Terex Roadbuilding, Utility Products and Other. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.

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