When our customers told us the prices of new ramps were getting beyond their means, we realized the economy demanded we develop new ways to meet those needs
Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Handi-Ramp, the oldest ramp manufacturer in the country, now buys, sells and rents used industrial yard ramps, facilitating the transactions through a newly-launched website, http://www.usedyardramp.com.
"When our customers told us the prices of new ramps were getting beyond their means, we realized the economy demanded we develop new ways to meet those needs," said Handi-Ramp owner Thom Disch. "The number of companies wanting to generate cash by selling their underutilized ramps is significant. Others can only afford to buy a used ramp. Connecting these sellers and buyers enables companies to find the equipment they need at tremendous savings."
The new website offers customers a straightforward approach to the rental program, the used ramp program, the sell-back program and leasing options for new and used equipment of all types. Yard ramp sellers looking to convert their ramp to cash receive an offer within 24-48 hours by emailing basic equipment information and a few digital photos.
Already the world's largest retailer of new yard ramps and forklift ramps, Handi-Ramp's recent initiative addresses the fact that in this economy the cost of a new yard ramp can be prohibitive for many small and not-so-small businesses. This service addresses customers' stressed financial positions and the need of every business to continue to invest in efficient operations even in a tough economy. A used ramp can provide a savings of up to 40 percent for property owners and warehouse managers without a loading dock. If the need is temporary, renting becomes a practical, economical alternative to purchasing.
"Many property owners or warehouse managers have found that a yard ramp enables them to use existing facilities more efficiently. Moreover, the ability to rent a yard ramp for a limited time or buy a used yard ramp has proven to be especially appealing from a strategic planning perspective during these tough economic times," said Disch.
Widely used by manufacturers, distributors, recyclers, government facilities and dozens of other types of businesses, yard ramps are easily moved into position, have numerous safety features and can handle loads up to 25 tons.
Handi-Ramp of Libertyville, IL has been designing and manufacturing ramps, lifts and other accessibility solutions for wheelchairs, pedestrians and rolling equipment since 1958. The company's ramps are used by governmental agencies, schools, churches, hotels and other public and commercial facilities to meet ADA requirements and for a wide range of industrial and private residential purposes. For more information, visit http://www.handiramp.com or call 800-876-7267.