A bespoke three metre-wide mobile yardramp from Thorworld Industries has improved loading efficiency and extended capability for tractor and plant dealer RJ & KD McLean Ltd.
With a growing UK customer base complemented by an expanding import/export business that has brought in orders from as far afield as Tasmania, the Dorset-based, family-owned firm needed to invest in a new loading bay solution to meet demand.
A critical requirement was the ability to cope with the diversity of trailers arriving from across Europe, as Henry McLean explains.
"We found that trucks from the UK often vary in height from those travelling from Germany or the Netherlands, so we set out to find a versatile solution that would enable us to load and unload whatever the style of trailer."
When RJ & KD McLean approached Thorworld, the company realised that the company’s needs matched those of a fellow customer for whom Thorworld had manufactured a bespoke wide ramp.
"Thorworld arranged for us to see the existing ramp in action, and it was immediately apparent that they could offer exactly the right width of ramp, adjustable design and quality of manufacture to fulfill its need," confirms Henry McLean.
An equivalent ramp was duly manufactured and supplied to RJ & KD McLean and is already proving is worth across a variety of uses.
With an adjustable height, the ramp can be raised and lowered safely and with minimum effort, in order create the perfect loading-level for any size of truck, while the ramp’s 3-metre width ensures that operators can easily and safely unload a range of farm and plant vehicles.
Prior to purchasing the Thorworld ramp, the company dealt with the intensity of its international custom using a self-constructed loading ramp, which became increasingly unsuitable.
"The differences between the new Thorworld ramp and our previous solution just aren’t comparable," Henry explains. "We now have a superb piece of equipment that’s both practical and adjustable and has the capacity to take wide, heavy and normal loads.
"I can’t rate the ramp highly enough and would recommend this fantastic bit of equipment to anyone. I’d also like to recommend Thorworld’s customer service, but as our whole purchase ran so smoothly, I simply haven’t had the need to use it!"
"Having loaded over 170 foreign lorries plus many more UK lorries last year alone,, RJ & KD McLean requires ramp equipment that can take the weight of the load time and again," concludes John Meale, Managing Director of Thorworld Industries. "We’re confident that the solution they’ve chosen from us will do just that."
THORWORLD Industries Ltd.
Station Lane Ind. Est.
Phone: +44 (0) 1246 260981
Fax: +44 (0) 1246 260493