Harbor Freight Tools 1/2 ton Capacity 30_1/4 in. x 72 in. Convertible Aluminum Loading Ramp Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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1200 LB. CAPACITY
Aluminum Loading
RAMP
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Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing
improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product
described herein. Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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Specifications
Capacity
1,200 lb., evenly distributed
(Static Conditions)*
Max. Tailgate Height
36″
Dimensions
72″ L x 30″ W x 2-13⁄16″ H
Important Safety Information
1. Before use:
5. Use as intended only. Do not use:
a. Read and understand manual.
a. as ladder,
b. Inspect before every use; do not
use if parts loose or damaged.
b. if tailgate on carrying vehicle
is higher than 36″, or
c. Turn vehicle’s ignition OFF
and set parking brake.
c. to load vehicle with wheel
width wider than Ramp.
d. Clean dirt, oil and debris off
Ramp and allow Ramp to dry.
e. Unfold Ramp completely.
f. Set up only on solid,
level, dry surface.
g. Turn Ramp so flange end faces
downward. Position Ramp so that
tongues fully contact tailgate.
h. Properly connect safety chains.
6. Ground contact. Use your Ramp
on a solid, level, flat, dry surface.
Make sure the Tongue edge fully
contacts the tailgate of the vehicle.
7. Clean Ramp. Prior to each use, clean
dirt, oil, or any debris off Ramp.
8. Be aware of dynamic loading!
Sudden load movement may
briefly create excess load
causing product failure.
2. Load vehicle slowly.
Do not ride vehicle down Ramp.
9. This product is not a toy. Do not allow
children to play with or near this item.
3. Do not exceed 1,200 lb. capacity,
evenly distributed.
Be aware of dynamic loading!
Sudden load movement may
briefly create excess load
causing product failure.
10. Maintain product labels and
nameplates. These carry
important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
4. Use safety chains as intended only.
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11. All persons not involved in the
loading process must stand
clear of the loading Ramp.
Keep children away. Children must
not be allowed in the work area.
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12. Do not exceed tailgate capacity.
13. Avoid working alone. If an accident
happens, an assistant can bring help.
14. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered and dark areas invite injuries.
15. Store idle equipment.
When not in use, store Ramp in
a dry location to inhibit rust.
21. Check for damaged parts.
Before using any Ramp, any part that
appears damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will perform
its intended function. Check for any
broken parts or mounting fixtures and
any other condition that may affect
proper operation. Any part that is
damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced by a qualified technician.
16. Dress properly. Do not wear loose
22. Replacement parts and
clothing or jewelry. Protective clothes
accessories. When servicing,
and nonskid footwear are recommended
use only identical replacement parts.
when working. Wear restrictive hair
Use of any other parts will void the
covering to contain long hair.
warranty. Only use accessories
17. Wear ANSI-approved impact
intended for use with this Ramp.
safety goggles, a safety helmet,
23.
Do not use Ramp if under the
and heavy‑duty work gloves when
influence of alcohol or drugs.
loading, unloading or handling Ramp.
Read warning labels on prescriptions to
18. Keep proper footing and balance
determine if your judgment or reflexes
when loading or unloading.
are impaired while taking drugs. If there
is any doubt, do not use the Ramp.
19. Do not modify this product.
20. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing,
use common sense. Do not use
any Ramp when you are tired.
24. The warnings, cautions, and instructions
discussed in this instruction manual
cannot cover all possible conditions
and situations that may occur. It must
be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are factors
which cannot be built into this product,
but must be supplied by the operator.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Setup and Operation Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section
at the beginning of this manual including all text under
subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Before loading or unloading turn vehicle’s engine off, set its transmission
in gear or park, engage its emergency brake and block its wheels.
Make sure the Ramp is clean and dry before loading or unloading.
Setup
1. The tailgate the Ramp will sit
on and the Ramp must be
dry and clean. Check for and
tighten any loose hardware.
2. Sit the tongue (angled lip) of the Ramp
on the tailgate. The Tongue Edge
must face down and fully contact
the truck’s tailgate. Extend the
Safety Chain on each side of the Ramp
up into the inside of the truck bed;
attach each Safety Chain to a secure
attachment point on the truck chassis.
WARNING! CONNECT SAFETY CHAINS
TO SECURE ATTACHMENT POINTS
WITHIN THE TRUCK BED ABLE TO
WITHSTAND THE PULLING FORCE
OF LOADING. THEY MUST ALSO
BE TAUT ENOUGH TO PREVENT
THE RAMP FROM COMING OFF
THE VEHICLE BEING LOADED.
3. Pull the loading Ramp back until
the chains are tight. The entire
tongue portion of the Ramp must
fit onto the tailgate; if not, adjust
the Safety Chains accordingly, or
shorter chains must be used.
Chain Adjustment
1. Remove the bolt and washer that
hold the safety chain to the Ramp.
2. Reinsert the bolt through a link that
will shorten the chain so the loading
Ramp can not be pulled backwards
more than an inch or two.
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3. Make sure the washer prevents the bolt
from slipping through the chain link
and tighten the bolt securely.
4. Adjust the other chain to equal length.
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4- Wheel ATV Loading and Unloading
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This Ramp is for use with 2-wheeled dirt bikes and 4-wheeled ATV’s only.
Do not use this Ramp to load or unload any vehicle that weighs more than 1200 lb.
Do not use this Ramp to load or unload any vehicle that is wider than the Ramp.
Do not use this Ramp to load or unload any vehicle that is carrying gear on its racks.
Do not use this Ramp if the tailgate on the vehicle being
loaded or unloaded is higher than half each Ramp’s length (36″).
WARNING: Be aware of dynamic loading!
Sudden load movement may briefly create excess load causing the Ramp to fail.
WARNING! All persons not involved in the process must stand clear
of the Ramp and truck. Make sure no pets are nearby.
Loading Using a Winch (not included)
1. The winch and mounting/
connection points must all have
appropriate capacity to pull the
ATV up the Ramp safely.
2. ATV Mounted Winch Setup: Unwind
cable from the winch and attach it to a
secure mounting location on the truck,
at the same height as the winch will
be after the ATV has been loaded.
3. Truck Mounted Winch Setup:
Attach the cable to the bottom
front part of the frame.
4. While operating the winch,
stand back and to the side of the
ATV, with the vehicle between
you and the winch cable.
5. Operate the winch to slowly load
the ATV onto the vehicle.
Unloading
WARNING! Riding an ATV while unloading
is dangerous and should not be attempted.
1. Have an assistant monitor the Ramp
tongues for slippage on the tailgate.
2. Setup the Ramp on the truck bed
as explained under operation.
Remove all tie down straps and
securing equipment from the ATV.
4. Release the brake and push on the ATV
to get it started down the Ramp. Allow
the ATV to roll down naturally, do not
attempt to steer it or apply the brakes.
If it stops while on the Ramp, gently
give it throttle to back it off the Ramp.
WARNING! Be sure the 4-wheel
ATV is centered on Ramp.
3. While staying off the ATV,
start the engine, disengage the parking
brake, put the transmission into
reverse, and make sure the wheels
are in a straight line with the Ramp.
While holding the brake, position
yourself in front of the ATV.
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Expert Loading Directions
Only for individuals certified by the ASI (ATV Safety Institute)
By using directions in this section, you are agreeing that you are an ASI trained, certified rider
and that you understand that your safety in performing this procedure is
based on your ability to control the vehicle.
1. Have an assistant monitor the Ramp
tongues for slippage on the tailgate.
WARNING! Be sure the 4-wheeled
ATV is centered on Ramp.
2. Confirm that the weight of the ATV
and rider combined is still less than
the 1200 lb. capacity of this Ramp.
4. Once the ATV is in truck bed,
set its brake & securely tie it down.
Remove the Ramp and secure them
with the Safety Chains and Hooks.
3. While wearing a safety helmet,
drive your ATV onto Ramp at less than
1 mile per hour using the lowest gear
possible. Drive up at a slow, steady
speed while leaning forward on the
front pegs to keep proper balance.
Avoid bouncing or jerking, because
they will increase stress on the Ramp.
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CAUTION: Contact between the tongue
of the Ramp and the tailgate may result
in damage to the vehicle’s finish.
WARNING! WHENEVER possible,
use a winch (not included) to load the ATV.
This is the safest way to load an ATV.
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2-Wheel Bike Loading
1. Do not attempt to load any dirt bike
or other 2-wheel motor bike alone.
Have a qualified adult assist.
2. Line up the 2-wheel bike
with one of the Ramp.
3. With one person pushing the bike
slowly up the Ramp, a helper should be
in the bed of the hauling vehicle both
to guide and to apply the brake if it is
necessary to stop the bike while it is
on the Ramp. Have one person with a
hand on the bike hand brake for safety.
4. Once the person inside the truck bed
has hold of the handle bars, apply
the brake and steady the bike while
the other person moves behind the
bike (but off to one side) and pushes
it all the way into the truck bed.
NOTE: While most dirt bikes are light
enough to safely load with two people, a third
person can make the job easier and safer.
5. Once the bike is safely loaded, secure it
with four tie down straps (not included),
one on each side of the front, and one
on each side at the rear of the bike.
2-Wheel Bike Unloading
1. Position the Ramp against the
truck tailgate behind the rear
tire of the bike and attach the
Safety Chain to the truck bed.
2. Remove the tie-down
straps (not included).
3. Slowly and carefully while using an
assistant, push the bike backwards until
the back tire is at the top of the Ramp.
With one person on the ground behind
and to the side of the Ramp, slowly
push the bike onto the Ramp. Someone
must always hold the hand brake.
4. Slowly work the bike down the
Ramp and onto the ground.
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Maintenance and Servicing
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Remove the Ramp from the vehicle before performing any maintenance or service.
Do not use damaged equipment.
If Ramp is damaged, have the problem corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lubrication
1. BEFORE EACH USE,
inspect the general condition
of the Ramp. Check for:
2. Clean the Ramp after each use.
Make sure any dirt, oil, grease, or
debris are not on the Ramp.
• loose hardware,
• misalignment or binding of parts,
• cracked or broken parts, and
• any other condition that may
affect its safe operation.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS
LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL
ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE
OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT
HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN
FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT
ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY
CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER
ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO
THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING
OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
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Parts List and Diagram
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Left Ramp
Right Ramp
Hinge
Bolt
Lock Nut M6
Qty.
1
1
6
3
3
Part
6
7
8
9
Description
Qty.
Bolt M6 x 25
Lock Nut M6
Bolt M6 x 40
Chain
6
8
2
2
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Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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Assembly Diagram
8
7
9
1
6
5
3
6
7
4
9
2
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence
or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation,
normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages
arising from the use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany
the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace
the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily
and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense,
but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within
the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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