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Yard Ramp Selection Guide

Top Selling Style
Ramp Type 30' All Incline Ramp 30' Incline Ramp /w 6' Level Off
Application Dock To Ground Truck To Ground & Dock To Ground
Wheel Diameter 18" 18"
Raised Lip Height 72" 67"
Lowered Lip Height 40" 33"
Curb Height 8" 8"
Available Widths 70" - 84" - 96" - 102" - 120" - (Custom Widths available)  70" - 84"
Lead Time 7 Working Days Stock to 7 Working days
Carrier End Treadplate 30" reinforced apron with 15" lip

What Capacity Does a Yard Ramp Need?

The general rule of thumb for Yard Ramp capacity is to multiply a four wheeled Towmotor or forklifts capacity by three or multiply by four if the equipment has three wheels. This simple calculation ensures your Yard Ramp has the capacity to handle the live load weight, while also providing longevity you should expect from a quality product. 

Example: A 5,000 lb capacity towmotor or forklift would require
      4 Wheels: 15,000 lbs. Capacity Board
      3 Wheels: 20,000 lbs. Capacity Board

Note: If used in excess of 8 hours a day always move up to the next weight capacity

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Whats the Ideal Yard Ramp Width?

To improve economy and reduce the need to reposition the Yard Ramp when unloading the pallets closest to the door, we recommend a minimum Yard Ramp width finishing at 12" to 18" wider than the overall width of the towmotor, forklift, or pallet used. For improved end loading efficiency, you may consider increasing your Yard Ramp width, as shown in the diagram Below.

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6' level off or no Level off, Why it matters?

For operations looking to load trailers without a loading dock the 36' yard ramp is the ideal choice for both economy and safety. This is due to the 6' level off allowing forklifts to enter and exit at a more even grade with the trailer. Should the forklift enter the trailer while still on the incline, such as when a 30' ramp is used, larger loads will require more manipulation of the forks to enter safely.

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