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Products Gangways & Loading Ramps


A gangway/loading ramp is a platform or walkway that is engineered to provide safe access between a tower or platform and a truck, boat, railcar, or another type of platform. Safe Harbor's OSHA-compliant access gangways are designed for a wide range of heights and variances. Loading gangways for truck & marine loading designed for a wide range of vehicle heights. Manual, pneumatic, electrical, and hydraulic operation. Gangways can be retrofitted to your existing structure and customized to suit your specific application; which is excellent for older platforms that were not designed for today's taller railcars. 


What Are the Different Types of Gangways & Loading Ramps?

  • Telescoping Gangways - A loading gangway with a telescoping extension
  • Flat Ramp Gangways - A loading gangways with non-slip ramp
  • Self Leveling Tread Gangways - A loading gangway designed for varying heights
  • Custom Gangways - A loading gangway designed to your specific needs

Primarily used for railcar applications where vehicle height is fairly uniform. Our telescoping extension helps to close the gap for narrow railcars.

  • Working range of 15 degrees below horizontal and 15 degrees above horizontal
  • Equipped with our standard 22 inch extension
  • Self supporting with a 500lb. load capacity
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Our FLT model is a flat ramp gangway. Primarily used for hopper car and hopper truck applications where vehicle height is uniform.

  • Working range of 15 degrees below horizontal and 15 degrees above horizontal
  • Self supporting with a 500lb. load capacity

Engineered with the most versatility to accommodate variations in height that typically occur while accessing liquid tank trucks.

  • Working range of 45 degrees below horizontal and 50 degrees above horizontal
  • Self supporting with a 500lb. load capacity
  • 4 bolt nickle plated flange bearing at the main pivot point
  • Double end tread for larger operator work surface

Loading Gangway Features

  • Lifting of manual units assisted by feather light spring counter-balance
  • Built for harsh and high use environments
  • Locks automatically in upright position with a positive foot lock mechanism
  • Rugged quality bumpers on the bottom of unit for vehicle protection
  • Variety of standard widths from 20" to 60" available
  • 500 lbs. load capacity to accommodate potential emergency rescue efforts
  • Pipe handrails standard to provide a more secure environment for truck and railcar operators
  • Stainless steel hardware and bronze oil impregnated bushings are provided for all pivot points to ensure long lasting performance
  • Designed to meet OSHA standards

Industry Applications

Safe Harbor creates gangways for the following industries:

Truck and Railcar Access Gangways

Materials Offered for Gangways

Safe Harbor can custom fabricate truck and railcar gangways in various materials, such as:

  • Aluminum Gangways
  • Stainless Steel Gangways
  • Galvanized Steel Gangways

Aluminum Truck Gangways

For loading gangways in industrial and commercial marine settings, Safe Harbor recommends the use of marine-grade aluminum. Several benefits of aluminum truck access gangways include:

  • Lightweight & durability
  • Lower maintenance requirements
  • Ideal for loading, unloading, and inspecting & repairing vessels
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
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Custom Features 

No matter your safety needs, Safe Harbor will work with you step-by-step to make sure the perfect solution is engineered. We take pride in our innovative, custom gangways.

  • Extended last tread for operator comfort and maneuverability
  • Manual, pneumatic, electrical and hydraulic operation available
  • Available in aluminum, galvanized steel, safety yellow painted steel, stainless steel or can be painted to your specifications
  • Slip resistant deck span walk surface standard with optional bar grating or fiberglass treads available


Common Sizes

The Safe Harbor gangways come in a variety of standard widths from 20" to 60" available. Some of the common sizes include:

20" Gangway30" Gangway40" Gangway
50" Gangway60" GangwayCustom Gangway

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