REVIEW: Ranger Design’s Max-Rack makes loading roof-top van ladders easy

Loading and unloading ladders from the roofs of today’s cargo vans can be rough on an employee’s back and the vehicle.

But a new one-handed loading system called the Max-Rack makes the task easy.

Ranger Design unveiled their new Ranger Max-Rack, a one-handed drop-down ladder rack for cargo vans, during the 2015 The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The rack greatly simplifies loading and unloading ladders with its single-motion operation that protects the operator and the vehicle.


The Max-Rack:

  • Lowers up to 50 inches in one single motion with the operator out of the path of the descending ladder.
  • Was subjected to harsh testing (5-year life cycle tests, 108-degree thermo cycling and freezing rain tests) and passed with flying colors. It was also extensively field tested for real-life feedback from tradesmen.
  • The standout feature of the rack’s design is the ease of operation. No secondary motion is required to lower the rack. Its gas shock assisted descent makes operation a safe and easy task.

 Editor’s Note: Bruce Smith is a Senior Editor at Randall-Reilly

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