Folding Stairs ( FS )

Folding Stairs

Why? Safe reliable and robust access to the top of tank trucks, rail cars and ISO tank containers from a platform/loading rack is of paramount importance for safe and productive loading, unloading, venting and inspecting operations.

How? Simple manual or powered operation to lower in to position to access the top of a tank from the ‘out of the way’ stored position. Once the safe working task is completed the Folding Stairs is simply raised back to the stored position.

FS - Folding Stairs
  • Standard 3, 4, 5 & 6 step configuration or custom >6 step
  • Self supported design with HD safety chains. Non self supported available
  • 230kg working load capacity
  • Self leveling non-slip step treads through the working range
  • Working range of -40° to +45° from the platform to the vehicle
  • Parks out of the way at approx. 80°
  • Safety hand rails at 1100mm min. height from the step tread surface
  • Mid rails and toe rails
  • Easy grab operating handles
  • HD safety chains
  • Standard foot lock
  • Extra length end step
  • Easy adjust tension springs assist movement. Pneumatic or hydraulic systems available for larger units
  • Available in aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized carbon steel, primed or painted
  • Standard tread widths in mm: 610, 800, 915, 1220, 1525, 1830
  • Modular construction for ease of installation, maintenance and repair
  • Padded leading edge to help protect top of vehicle
  • Available horizontal tracking models for maximum miss-spot situations with optional track lock

Safety Cages to suit all Folding Stairs

  • Typical standard size of 1220mm x 1830mm x 800mm for tank truck. OA height 1100mm
  • Typical standard size of 2440mm x 2440mm x 800mm rail car. OA height 1100mm Or custom size to suit each application
  • Full height or top only for some rail cars
  • Available in aluminium, stainless steel or carbon steel
  • Full floor covering with lift up inspection panels in aluminum, stainless steel and GRP
  • Warranty period – 18 months
  • Safety cages ship separately
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