Yard Ramp 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. The operator utilizes a self-contained, double-acting hydraulic pump to adjust the ramp unit 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 applications choose a 36' unit including a level off. Choose a 30' straight design for quick loading dock-to-ground applications.
Consider these additional yard ramp specifications and options:
Structural Features of Yard Ramps
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.
Tubular steel box undercarriage assembly. 18" wheels with solid rubber, pneumatic profile for easy positioning. For stationary docks, choose 30' or 36' without wheel assembly.
Serrated grating provides excellent forklift traction. Open design prevents buildup of water and debris. Lower end approach plate gives maximum support and smooth transition on to ramp.
Standard safety chains hold yard ramp securely to trailer or dock.
The optional ramp clamp assists operator in moving the yard ramp over short distances. Forklift inserts into swiveling lift loop and is secured by locking device.
The optional tow bar features a fast-locking, easy hook-up to the yard ramp and makes towing over long distances practical. This is particularly important in handling pallets next to openings. The 36' with level-off is most popular where end loading or roof clearance is required from trailer or railcar and with refrigerated equipment.
|Ramp Type||30' Straight||36' L w/6' Level-Off|
|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|
Offloading InstructionsSpecial 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.