Harbor Freight Tools 1000 lb. Capacity 9 in. x 72 in. Steel Loading Ramps, Set of Two Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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1/2 TON
Steel Loading
RAMPS
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ITEMS 44649, 69591, 69646
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and undamaged. If any parts are missing or broken,
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Copyright© 2012 by Harbor Freight Tools®. All rights reserved.
No portion of this manual or any artwork contained herein may be reproduced in
any shape or form without the express written consent of Harbor Freight Tools.
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
1,000 lb. combined,
500 lb. individually
(Static Conditions)*
Max. Tailgate Height
36″
Dimensions
72″ L x 9″ W x 2″ 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. to load/unload 3-wheeled vehicles,
c. Turn vehicle’s ignition OFF
and set parking brake.
d. Clean dirt, oil and debris off
ramps and allow ramps to dry.
e. Set up only on solid,
level, dry surface.
f. Turn ramps so flange end faces
downward. Position ramps so that
tongues fully contact tailgate.
g. Properly connect safety chains.
2. Load vehicle slowly. Do not
ride vehicle down ramps.
3. Do not exceed 500 lb. capacity per
ramp or 1,000 lb. capacity evenly
distributed across two ramps.
Be aware of dynamic loading!
Sudden load movement may
briefly create excess load
causing product failure.
4. Use safety chains as intended only.
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c. if tailgate on carrying vehicle
is higher than 36″, or
d. to load vehicle with wheel
width wider than ramp.
6. Ground contact. Use your Ramps
on a solid, level, flat, dry surface.
Make sure the Tongue edge fully
contacts the tailgate of the vehicle.
7. Clean Ramps. Prior to each use,
clean dirt, oil, or any debris off ramps.
8. Be aware of dynamic loading!
Sudden load movement may
briefly create excess load
causing product failure.
9. This product is not a toy. Do not allow
children to play with or near this item.
10. Maintain product labels and
nameplates. These carry
important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
For technical questions, please call 1-800-444-3353.
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11. All persons not involved in the
loading process must stand
clear of the loading ramps.
Keep children away. Children must
not be allowed in the work area.
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 ramps 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.
22. Replacement parts and accessories.
When servicing, use only identical
replacement parts. Use of any
other parts will void the warranty.
Only use accessories intended
for use with these ramps.
16. Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Protective clothes
and nonskid footwear are recommended 23. Do not use ramp if under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
when working. Wear restrictive hair
Read warning labels on prescriptions to
covering to contain long hair.
determine if your judgment or reflexes
17. Wear ANSI-approved impact
are impaired while taking drugs. If there
safety goggles, a safety helmet,
is any doubt, do not use the ramp.
and heavy‑duty work gloves
24. The warnings, cautions, and instructions
when loading, unloading
discussed in this instruction manual
or handling ramps.
cannot cover all possible conditions
18. Keep proper footing and balance
and situations that may occur. It must
when loading or unloading.
be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are factors
19. Do not modify this product.
which cannot be built into this product,
20. Stay alert. Watch what you are
but must be supplied by the operator.
doing, use common sense. Do not use
any ramp when you are tired.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Assembly 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.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the
following pages, refer to Parts List and Diagram on page 10.
1. Line up the four holes on the Tongue (2)
with the four holes on the Ramp (1).
Insert four Bolts (3) from the top
(as pictured on the Assembly Drawing)
and secure with Flat Washers (6),
Lock Washers (4), and Nuts (5).
TOP
END VIEW
Flange
WARNING! In the following assembly
process, the flange pictured above must
face down with the Tongue (2) edge fully
contacting the tailgate. It is designed
to keep the Ramps from moving once the
weight of the load is riding on the ramps.
Tongue
Edge
Correct
2. Attach a 5/32″ grade 30 coil chain to
one of the side holes of the ramp near
the Tongue, using a M6 x 20 Bolt and
M6 Lock Nut (all sold separately).
3. Repeat with other ramp.
Wrong
REV 03d, 07k, 10g
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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 Ramps are clean and dry before loading or unloading.
Setup
1. The tailgate the ramps will sit on
and both of the ramps must be
dry and clean. Check for and
tighten any loose hardware.
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 RAMPS FROM COMING OFF
THE VEHICLE BEING LOADED.
2. Sit the tongue (angled lip) of the Ramps
on the tailgate. The Tongue Edge must
face down (see Assembly), and fully
contact the truck’s tailgate. Extend the
Safety Chain (not included) on each
3. Pull the loading ramps back until
Ramp up into the inside of the truck bed;
the chains are tight. The entire
attach each Safety Chain to a secure
tongue portion of the ramps must
attachment point on the truck chassis.
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
• These ramps are for use with 2-wheeled dirt bikes and 4-wheeled ATV’s only.
Do not use these ramps to load/unload 3-wheeled vehicles.
• Do not use these ramps to load or unload any vehicle that weighs more than 1000 lb.
• Do not use these ramps to load or unload any vehicle that is wider than the ramp.
• Do not use these ramps to load or unload any vehicle that is carrying gear on its racks.
• Do not use these ramps 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 Ramps to fail.
WARNING! All persons not involved in the process must stand clear
of the Ramps 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 ramps 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 ramps on the truck bed
as explained under operation.
Remove all tie down straps and
securing equipment from the ATV.
WARNING! Be sure the 4-wheel
ATV is centered on ramps.
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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 ramps.
While holding the brake, position
yourself in front of the ATV.
4. Release the brake and push on the ATV
to get it started down the ramps. Allow
the ATV to roll down naturally, do not
attempt to steer it or apply the brakes.
If it stops while on the ramps, gently
give it throttle to back it off the ramps.
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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 ramps.
2. Confirm that the weight of the ATV
and rider combined is still less than
the 1000 lb. capacity of these ramps.
4. Once the ATV is in truck bed,
set its brake & securely tie it down.
Remove the ramps and secure them
with the Safety Chains and Hooks.
3. While wearing a safety helmet,
drive your ATV onto ramps 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 ramps.
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CAUTION: Contact between the tongue
of the ramps 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.
For technical questions, please call 1-800-444-3353.
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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 Ramps.
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 ramps from the vehicle before performing any maintenance or service.
Do not use damaged equipment.
If Ramps are damaged, have the problem corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lubrication
1. BEFORE EACH USE,
inspect the general condition
of the Ramps. Check for:
2. Clean the ramps after each use.
Make sure any dirt, oil, grease, or
debris are not on the Ramps.
• 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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Parts List and Diagram
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.
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
Description
Ramp
Tongue
Bolt M8
Qty.
2
2
8
Part
4
5
6
Description
Qty.
Lock Washer Ø8
Nut M8
Flat Washer Ø8
8
8
8
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
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
Bolt (3)
Tongue (2)
Ramp (1)
Washer (6)
Lock
Washer (4)
Nut (5)
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Attach Safety Chain
to one of the holes on
the side of the ramp
using an M6 x20 Bolt
and M6 Lock Nut
(all sold separately).
For technical questions, please call 1-800-444-3353.
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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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