ARTICULATING RAMP CONVERSION
Single Ramp System
Ramp or Stairway Modes
Light/Medium Weight Vehicles
The next generation in Elevated Tactics technology, the ARC, is a single ramp system that can operate as a standard deck surface or as a stairway. The unique capability to transform into a stairway allows users to ascend and descend the ramp at steeper angles with ease while maintaining sure footing. Its design offers unprecedented capability and adaptability for medium weight vehicles.
The ARC provides advanced assault and rescue capabilities to the host vehicle, without hindering any of the vehicle's features including access to the vehicle's roof hatch/turret. The ARC comes standard with Side Deployment Rails (SDR) and the Multi-Angle Extension Ramp (MER). The ramp can reach a maximum height of 20 ft in about 12 seconds.
on Lenco Bearcat shown
The ramp deck surface of the ARC can be converted into a stairway from the down position by simply repositioning high strength pivot pins. In ramp mode and stairway mode, the ramp can achieve a maximum incline angle of 30 degrees and 42 degrees, respectively.
Rear Access Ladders
Two (2) ladders come standard with each ramp system. They are mounted to the rear of the ARC via stainless steel pins, allowing access to the ramp deck surface from the ground. The ladders can be removed easily if required.
Heavy Duty Construction
The ARC is built primarily from aircraft grade aluminum, high strength steel and stainless steel fasteners. All aluminum components are anodized and all mild steel components are powder coated for superior corrosion and weathering resistance. The ARC ramp surface is constructed from slip resistant GripStrut Safety Grating that exceeds US Federal Spec RRG-1602A requirements.
Side Deployment Rails
Side Deployment Rails (SDR) are linear rails that mount to both sides of the ramp providing side deployment of Tactical Ladders. Each SDR system comes with two sliding ladder carriages. If desired, both carriages can be used on the same rail and additional carriages achieve multi-ladder deployment.
Safety Railing System
The Safety Railing System is a standard feature on all available ETS ramps. The railing is designed to reduce user risk during operations. All safety railings are stainless steel with a sand blasted textured finish for enhanced grip qualities. The railings fold down or can be quickly removed to reduce overall system height for transport and low clearance needs.
Multi-Angle Extension Ramp (MER)
The Multi-Angle Extension Ramp (MER) comes standard with the ARC and provides up to 48" of linear deck surface to the end of the ramp, offering enhanced breaching capability. In addition, the MER can be pivoted to provide a semi-level surface throughout the entire motion of the ARC ramp.