Choosing Between Steel and Aluminum Yard Ramps

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The Yard Ramp Guy prides itself on customer service. We’re keenly interested in exploring your requirements with you to assure that your business leverages an optimal solution to streamline operations.

A major consideration when buying or renting a yard ramp to help optimize your business operations is the choice of main material. Steel and aluminum yard ramps: which do you go with?

First we fold in the cost factor. Should you allow the cost differential between steel and aluminum sway your decision? In actuality, though their manufacturing processes are different, the final cost between steel and aluminum is quite similar.

One of aluminum’s greatest qualities is that it is not prone to corrosion or rust. Steel will need periodic maintenance (painting or treating), especially if logistics require your business to have the yard ramp operating outdoors in parts of the country prone to weather extremes throughout the year.

That said, steel will also last for a longer period of time than aluminum. This may be the pivotal factor in determining which material you choose for your yard ramp.

Another consideration is in capacity, which differs greatly between aluminum and steel. As a lighter material, aluminum yard ramps are usually built to hold a maximum of 16,000 pounds. Steel yard ramps are more solid and typically hold up to 25,000 pounds. This 9,000-pound differential may make your decision much easier.

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