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Jetland: The boss of ramps


Finding ramps that are sufficiently robust for earthmoving equipment, or had suitable surfaces for tracks, had been proving difficult for Victorian business Boss Excavations. And then it found the solution.

The family-owned earthmoving company has over 38 years’ experience in all aspects of earthmoving, heavy landscaping, building and construction.

Based on the Mornington Peninsula, Boss Excavations operates across Melbourne and further rural and Victorian country area.

As well as performing all types of earthmoving work such as site cuts, drainage footings, it has developed a specialty in the design and construction of quality horse riding arenas and equine menage surfaces.

Owner Mark Holley said the right loading ramps were a critical element in the safe and efficient operation of the business.

“Apart from our tip trucks, trailers and tractors, Boss Excavations has excavators ranging from 1.5 tonnes to 12 tonnes, compact track loaders excavator buckets, attachments and augers,” he said.

“Operating over a large area means we are constantly loading and unloading heavy equipment.”

A ramp solution

Mark said Boss had experienced ongoing issues with ramps that were not sufficiently robust or had unsuitable surfaces for tracks.

“Others were not sized or constructed to enable efficient truck storage and unloading into position or were difficult to manage,” he said.

“Most ramps we had been using were clumsy and presented back-breaking effort to put them into position.

“We had recently purchased a new truck with an aluminium body that had less space to store ramps and this prompted us to find a better ramp solution.

“Asking around our industry colleagues, our search led us to Jetland Ramps, which has supplied us with ramps that have proven to be an ideal answer.

“The ramps are made from box tubing that makes them very robust, while their six-tonne rating makes them lighter for handling.

“Boss recently bought a new six-tonne excavator that takes up most of the space in the back of our truck and there is no space to accommodate or older ramps.

“The Jetland ramps are more narrow, making them easier to store under the new machine during transit. Problem solved!

“Apart from being narrower, lighter, more robust than our old ramps, what really sold me on the Jetland ramps was design for tracks that provide safe walking surfaces that are kinder to the legs.”

Boss Excavations owner Mark Holley.

For all equipment transport

According to Jimmy from Jetland Loading Ramps, development of solutions across many industries has given the company the expertise to satisfy different users.

He said selection of the correct style and configuration of loading ramps made a significant contribution to safety and efficiency.

“The Jetland range of loading ramps reflects its deep understanding of industry needs and offers models for loading and unloading goods from trailers, equipment floats, railway cars, trucks and containers,” Jimmy said.

“Through its extensive experience, Jetland fully understands equipment handling.

“This has contributed to its reputation for safety quality and innovation when it comes to robust ramp solutions for all types of businesses.

“In addition to its standard range, Jetland can also build custom ramps to suit any particular ne eds or application and are manufactured from the highest quality materials.”

Jimmy said their engineered design made them attractive for customers who operate in tough markets, including mining and construction.

Jetland Ramp customers are fully supported by a highly knowledgeable and attentive customer service team, while customers have the additional assurance of being covered by full twelve month warranty.

For further information about the full range of Jetland loading ramps, visit


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