How to Choose Your Yard Ramp
Choosing the Right Yard Ramp for You
Copperloy is the industry leader for high quality yard ramps of all kinds. Whatever you need, we have you covered. But what exactly do you have in mind? What’s the correct yard ramp for your business and facility? Of course, there’s no single perfect solution, instead, you have to narrow down your choices and find the best match for your specific needs.
The first question to ask yourself is if you’re looking for a yard ramp to go from a truck bed to the ground, or from dock level to the ground. This tells you right away whether you should be looking for a mobile yard ramp or a dock to ground ramp.
Next, consider the way you’ll be using your ramp, and the specifications you need. When it comes to capacity, be sure to consider the combined weight of your forklift or other equipment, in tandem with its own maximum load.
For sizing, take the measurements of your facility and any necessary structures or other equipment utilized. There are multiple specifications to be concerned with, including the overall length of the ramp, its usable width, as well as its overall width, its functional height range, and even how much it weighs.
Also ask yourself, should you be buying new or used? Should you even be buying, or should you be renting? It all depends on the flexibility you’re looking to have, as well as your potential future needs, changes to your business, and of course, how much you’re willing to spend now.
If you have any questions about our current yard ramp lineup or if you need assistance narrowing down the selection and choosing the perfect ramp for your facility, then call the Copperloy team at 800-321-4968“>800-321-4968 today.