Yard Ramp Features & Common Maximum Weight/Dimension Specifications

Yard ramps include many standard features and options enabling you to get the yard ramp that best suits your needs. Use these guidelines to easily determine the most efficient and effective ramp for your application.

A yard ramp is easily moved into position at trailers, railcars or loading docks. Use a self-contained, double-acting hydraulic pump to adjust the ramp to the proper position. In minutes you are ready to load or unload freight.

Solid 18" rubber tires facilitate easy positioning and towing. Open serrated steel grating provides excellent forklift traction while preventing build-up of snow, water, and other debris.

Beveled approach assures a smooth transition. For truck-to-ground or railcar-to-ground loading choose a 36' unit including a level off. Choose a 30' straight design for quick loading dock-to-ground applications.

The Yard Ramp Guy: Integrity
The Yard Ramp Guy: Integrity

Structural Features of Yard Ramps

Consider these additional yard ramp specifications and options:

Hydraulic Pump

Two hydraulic cylinders allow smooth and quick rising of ramp's front lip to desired height. Open release valve to safely lower unit into place. Internally mounted pump is protected from damage.

Safety Chains

Standard safety chains hold yard ramp securely to trailer or dock.

Specifications Charts

CAPACITY: 16, 000 lbs

30' 70" 4,159 lbs
30' 84" 4,964 lbs
36' 70" 5,102 lbs
36' 84" 5,868 lbs

CAPACITY: 20, 000 lbs

30' 70" 4,384 lbs
30' 84" 5,189 lbs
36' 70" 5,327 lbs
36' 84" 6,048 lbs

CAPACITY: 25, 000 lbs

30' 70" 4,780 lbs
30' 84" 5,605 lbs
36' 70" 5,762 lbs
36' 84" 6,544 lbs

CAPACITY: 30, 000 lbs

30' 70" 5,030 lbs
30' 84" 5,905 lbs
36' 70" 6,020 lbs
36' 84" 6,844 lbs

Wheel Diameter 18" 18"
Raised Lip Height 78" 69"
Lowered Lip Height 37" 35"
% of Grade at 50" Height 14% 14%
Curb Heights 8" 8"
Carrier End Tread Plate 30" Reinforced Apron with 15" Lip 30" Reinforced Apron with 15" Lip

Offloading Instructions

Special considerations must be taken when moving a yard ramp.

For your convenience, we have provided a PDF including Offloading Instructions, General Operating Instructions, Maintenance Information and Hydraulic System Notes.

Full, Side Angle View: Loaded
The Yard Ramp: Well Positioned

Securing Yard Ramp Undercarriage When Shipping

The undercarriage system is tied to keep the wheels up close to the underside of the ramp so that the wheels do not move outward during shipment on a flatbed trailer.

It also assist in keeping the wheels tucked under when unloading and set up the ramp for use.

To tie the undercarriage, simply cut a piece of tin wire or any reliable strap and wrap around one of the axle and hub then through the grating and tie a knot on the top side of the ramp.

When unloading remove the strap or wire after the ramp unit is in its ready to use position.

Full: Side Loaded
Yard Ramp Security