Forklift Yard Ramps Available to Buy Used, New or Rent
- Rental solutions to handle temporary or seasonal warehouse loading bay bottlenecks
- Increase operational efficiency with portable truck to ground forklift ramps
- New ramp selection supports shipment weight up to 36,000 lbs and 96" in width
Forklifts represent one of the primary workhorses in industrial shipping and receiving operations. But if your loading bay is at peak capacity, forklift drivers (and truck drivers) need to wait. A yard ramp can alleviate bottlenecks by allowing freight to be unloaded from the truck and moved to your warehouse when bays open up. The Yard Ramp Guy opens up your operational options. Renting options give you a cost effective way to handle temporary or seasonal increases in warehouse activity that does not warrant the purchase of a new ramp. If your situation changes, The Yard Ramp Guy's rent-to-buy financing programs eases the up front capital expenditure of buying a new ramp.
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Benefits of Forklift Ramps
Industrial forklifts are built to only really be stable on flat surfaces. That means when you need to get a forklift to a higher surface, you need to be very picky about the forklift ramp you choose to get the job done. Whether you get a new or used forklift ramp, you need to make sure that you are taking into account all the information necessary to make the right choice.
A forklift ramp is designed to have the just the right amount of incline to allow forklifts to get to a higher surface while remaining stable. Generally, a new or used forklift ramp will be built out of non-corrosive metals, and will be specifically designed to withstand heavy loads. The elevated structure is supported by pillars and crossbeams for maximum support. You may even be able to find a forklift ramp with hand levers or hydraulic pumps that allow you to change the height of the lift.
Some caution must be exercised with your new or used forklift ramp. For example, because forklifts are compact, they are vulnerable to tipping, especially when in tight situations like on a ramp. That is why you need to select a forklift ramp that has a gradual incline. This gradual progression to the necessary height protects your employees and your valuable machinery, not to mention the material you are transporting from place to place.
Forklift ramps are made primarily of either steel or aluminum. Functionality is key when deciding on which fits your needs. You may be surprised to hear that regardless of the vast differences between these two metals, a forklift ramp made of either metal is approximately the same price most of the time. With negligible price differences, you need to consider functionality. Aluminum yard ramps are lighter and less durable; if you are not moving incredibly heavy equipment, it may be a good choice. On the other hand, a steel yard ramp is heavier, which makes it less mobile. It is also built to last, and will survive for many more years than an aluminum product.
You may also want to consider the difference between a mobile ramp and a fixed ramp. A mobile ramp is designed to be easily transported from place to place, while a fixed ramp will stay put in a particular location where forklifts often load and unload trucks. With a little investigation, you can find the perfect ramp for your situation.
Keep driver safety in mind when you buy your next forklift ramp. You can find the best designs at YardRampGuy.com when you purchase a used forklift ramp.