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Morgan Truck Body, a manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies, announced the launch of a larger version of its Proscape Van door-ramp, according to an Oct. 2 news release.
The door-ramp combines the functionality of a rear door with the benefit of a secondary, articulated section that essentially creates a long, wide walk ramp, Morgan said. It is designed for Morgan truck bodies that are 102 inches wide by either 103 inches or 109 inches high. The ramp boasts a length of just more than 13 feet.
Morgan said the idea to create the larger version initially was targeted toward the moving and storage industry, but anyone who wants to be able to get in and out of the rear of their truck easier will benefit.
Most walk ramps are no more than 36 inches wide, making them awkward for two delivery people to carry large items up and down, according to Paul Jarossy, Morgan’s director of marketing and business development. With a usable ramp width of 84 inches, carrying items can be done side-to-side, and four people can carry large items at the same time, according to Jarossy.
The wider ramp should improve efficiency and ease of handling. If each worker is carrying one item, one can be walking down while another can be walking up the ramp.
“This should save the team quite a bit of time,” Jarossy said.
The ingress-egress offering is available from Morgan’s 13 North American manufacturing plants.
Morgan Truck Body, based in Morgantown, Pa., produces truck and van bodies. It has focused on final-mile transportation products in North America for more than 65 years, according to the company.
Morgan specializes in the manufacture of Classes 3-7 box truck and straight truck bodies to serve the dry freight and refrigerated industries.
The company said it produces truck bodies to accommodate cargo of every configuration, from parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy-equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units and bottled gas transport. — Transport Topics
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