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.
Structural Features of Yard Ramps
Consider these additional yard ramp specifications and options:
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.
Standard safety chains hold yard ramp securely to trailer or dock.
CAPACITY: 16, 000 lbs
CAPACITY: 20, 000 lbs
CAPACITY: 25, 000 lbs
CAPACITY: 30, 000 lbs
|RAMP TYPE||30' STRAIGHT||36' L w/6' LEVEL-0FF|
|Raised Lip Height||78"||69"|
|Lowered Lip Height||37"||35"|
|% of Grade at 50" Height||14%||14%|
|Carrier End Tread Plate||30" Reinforced Apron with 15" Lip||30" Reinforced Apron with 15" Lip|
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.
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.