The Cost & The Test

Yard ramps provide an excellent way to have “on-demand” loading and off-loading, ready and waiting for your next big shipment. Many industries utilize yard ramps to quickly merchandise and cargo in and out through the dock doors quickly. 

The question is whether to rent or to purchase. In certain situations, buying a new yard ramp may not be in the budget nor what you need. And so a yard ramp rental may be in your company’s best interests. Here are two advantages to a yard ramp rental: 

1. A Cost-Effective Alternative. 

The price for a basic model of new yard ramp for purchase is most often between 6 and 15 thousand dollars. If that range is not currently within budget, utilizing a yard ramp rental provides the same service at about one-third the price of a purchased unit, which affords you a quicker return on investment. Factors here include the length of the rental agreement: typically, the longer you rent, the cheaper your monthly payment will be. Also, renting avoids the interest charges of financing new yard ramp. 

2. The Test Run.

If you are not certain about a yard ramp suiting your company’s needs, testing one for a time is an excellent way to determine its effectiveness. And if you do find that your yard ramp to be useful to your operations, The Yard Ramp Guy also provides a scenario for converting that rental into a purchase. 


Whether a purchase or a rental, yard ramps allow for quick loading and unloading of your shipment, especially if your company does not have a permanent dock (which is the number one reason businesses turn to yard ramps). For those with as little as one to two deliveries per month, yard ramps provide the perfect solution for moving cargo quickly and efficiently.