Finding the Best Yard Ramp Scenario

Picture an 18-wheeler filled with a heavy load of inventory—hundreds or thousands of pounds of it. And now picture no easy way to unload that inventory. No yard ramp. No loading dock. No easy access between the truck and the bay. Your team attaches chains to one of the pallets and pulls it to edge of the truck, where the forklift’s tines need to hook in and offload.

While forklifts are designed for stability on flat surfaces, the right yard ramp with a proper incline allows for quicker load and offload—safely and more efficiently. A good yard ramp enables your entire operation, from crew safety to being on time with delivery, to become more streamlined.

New or used, a quality forklift ramp will have these elements

  • The right incline that allows your forklift to maintain stability, your workers to stay safe, and your inventory to avoid damage.
  • A material, like steel, that withstands sometimes dramatic changes in temperature and weather.
  • Serrated grating to prevent pooling of water and debris, assuring a safer use for your forklift operator.
  • Hydraulic pumps or hand cranks to allow you to adjust height easily. 

Another consideration: does your operation require a portable yard ramp, or do your logistics allow for a fixed platform, without wheels, where you can readily move inventory to and from the platform? 

With ten depots strategically located throughout the continental United States, most of our inventory of used yard ramps and platforms sit within 250 miles of 90% of the population. That means reduced reduce freight costs. 

Uncompromising on quality customer service, The Yard Ramp Guy will explore your company’s scenario—with you—to find the best solution to help optimize your business operations.