Efficient Yard Ramp Shipping

Smooth and expedient delivery of your yard ramp is essential. You expect it, and we handle all the logistics of delivery—with updates along the way, so that communication is clear throughout the process.

Proper preparation and the experience we have with transportation companies like NATCO assures seamless delivery. It’s the detail of how we deliver that very often saves our customers’ time and expense.

Concluding our series on flatbeds we introduce the step deck, also called the gooseneck. This is distinguished by an elevated platform in front, angling sharply into the main well.

The step deck is utilized in certain multi-item deliveries, utilizing higher and lower platforms. Naturally, you’ll want your items of larger dimension secured in the lower portion.

All three flatbeds that we’ve explored—lowboy, Landoll, and step deck—have certain advantages. That said, our goal and our success is in delivery using the safest, quickest, and most cost-effective transport options.

One of the most famous flatbeds is not exactly a flatbed. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned a sculpture from artist Michael Heizer: “Levitated Mass,” a 340-ton boulder. The piece was so large that in 2012 they hired Emmert International for a custom-built platform. It was 295 feet and required 196 wheels. From our view, it looks like a combination of lowboy and step deck, with a large securing container surrounding the boulder itself that looks straight out of a science fiction movie.

When finished, the piece was driven 106 miles through Los Angeles to the museum, at a speed of 7 miles per hour, and only at night, with tree and traffic lights removed to accommodate the space needed for transport. This required 11 days.

And though we’re talking about apples and oranges, The Yard Ramp Guy proudly confirms that none of our ramp deliveries need that much time—or number of wheels—to reach your destination.