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Can a Yard Ramp be Your Docking Solution?

Having the ability to accept freight deliveries as a business is vital to the supply chain. Anything from new internal supplies to bulk material and even new equipment will normally be delivered by semi or box truck. But, not every facility has the correct requirements to implement a dock into its structure, nor is it cheap to move to a facility that does have a suitable loading dock. 

Yard ramps serve as either a permanent or temporary supplement to businesses whose facilities don’t have the proper means of loading and unloading freight. These yard ramps are able to be easily repositioned so that as long as the delivery driver can fit in your lot, you can access the freight bed.

If you’re looking to modify your supply chain in order to give your business the access to receive freight shipments you need a ramp you can trust. We are the #1 choice for mobile yard ramps, thanks to our features that allow for easy positioning, complete stability, and low maintenance. Spend more time getting the job done and less time worrying about your yard ramp.

The Ultimate Yard Ramps from Copperloy

Our yard ramps are engineered to maximize space, productivity, and safety earning the title of America’s ultimate yard ramp. Made in the USA in Twinsburg, Ohio, our one-cylinder ramp design is more stable and uses less pressure to lift the ramp compared to traditional yard ramps with two-cylinder hydraulic systems.

Our enhanced design features deliver:

    • Easier operation – The pump location on the outside of the yard ramp frame allows for more convenient access.
    • Faster raise times – Vertically position the ramp up to two and a half times faster than the average ramp.
    • Less wear and tear – Rotation occurs on the redesigned positioning sleeve instead of the ramp connection, reducing wear on the ramp structure.
    • Greater stability – The centrally located cylinder keeps the ramp stable while raising and lowering which means less chance of tipping.
    • Solid-filled pneumatic tires – Better handle rugged terrain and also reduce the chances of punctures or air pressure problems.

Copperloy has a wide selection of yard ramp sizes and capacities to fit your requirements. With three purchase options; New, Used, and Rentals available anywhere in the US, Copperloy can deliver the ideal ramp to fit your budget.  For more details on the available sizes of our yard ramps, specifications, and weight capacities, contact the Copperloy team or view the chart below.  The Copperloy team can assist you in finding the perfect model for your facility and application.

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All Copperloy yard ramps offer industry-leading strength, outweighing many competitors’ capacities. All Copperloy products are made at our manufacturing facility in Twinsburg, Ohio.

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Copperloy® portable yard ramps level off image showing the forklift driving off the ramp into the semi truck indiicating the 8 foot level off


The Copperloy mobile yard ramp has an 8-foot level off feature. This is necessary for forklifts to have easy access onto trucks, loading docks, and platforms. It allows the fork truck to safely enter the trailer at a level approach and without having to stop. This feature makes for a very stable yard ramp and is especially useful on mobile ramps.

image shows the portable yard ramps lip design that firmly connects the yard ramps to the edge of the semi truck for safety


The 15-inch lip is designed to firmly rest on the truck carrier body, dock floor or platform. Our mobile ramps come equipped with eight-foot-long safety chains. Chains join the ramp to keep it from pulling away.

image shows hydraulic pump on portable yard ramps that is a single cylinder for raising and lowering the ramp more efficienttly


The single-acting hydraulic hand pump design requires half the effort needed to raise ramp compared to other mobile ramps. The pump is relocated so that it is protected away from dirt, debris, damage and makes maintenance easier to perform. The handle is stored out of the way when not in use.

side plate design on the poprtable yard ramps


Smooth side plates and safety curbs are standard. They are constructed of high strength steel and enclose all working components, while also protecting them from possible damage from other equipment.

image of the low end plate for the yard ramps


We designed an end plate that is shorter than the wheelbase of most forklift trucks. This way, front-drive wheels can reach high-traction grating, while rear wheels are still on the ground. The plate comes standard with beveling from the underside. This helps to provide an easy and smooth ground-level entry. It also eliminates jolts and bumps as the forklifts travel on and off the yard ramp, with or without a load.

Copperloy® grating for yard ramps


High-strength steel is standard on all Copperloy yard ramps. Grating bars are constructed for durability in the roughest of applications. The 1-3/4 inch bar depth allows snow, rain, and other debris to fall through. The serrated grating helps to ensure an all-weather, high-traction running surface.

Copperloy® dock ramp safety curbs


7-inch high curbs are standard on all Copperloy ramps to help prevent accidental runoff with a patented box frame.

Copperloy® dock ramp tire design


The solid/pneumatic tires are standard on all Copperloy mobile yard ramps and are ideal for all applications. The tires do not require air to fill, are maintenance-free, and have lubricated-for-life bearings.

Copperloy® ramp positioning sleeve shown on the ultimate yard ramp


The position sleeve allows the yard ramp to maneuver 180 degrees which reduces loading/unloading time and increases productivity. The fork slides into the positioning sleeve and the ramp can easily be positioned into place. The positioning sleeve is included with all steel mobile yard ramps. The sleeve is not intended for long-distance towing.

Copperloy® forklift ramp tow bar to easily move the yard ramp with your tow motor or forklift


A towbar is an option on both steel and aluminum mobile yard ramps which attaches to the lower end of the loading ramp. It allows the ramp to be towed a short distance (within your facility). The max towing speed is 5-mph and is not intended for over-the-road towing.

    Applications for Yard Ramps

    Create a Portable Dock Anywhere with Mobile Yard Ramps

    Companies can create a dock anywhere with a mobile yard ramp by easily converting open yard space into a portable loading dock.  Yard ramps provide a safe, efficient method to load/unload freight with forklifts and access the back of the truck.  A yard ramp is a cost-effective way to expand freight handling capacity beyond the physical loading docks in a facility. 

    • Industrial applications moving

    Portable Yard Ramps 

    The yard ramp acts as a portable loading dock ramp and an ideal solution for shipments that need to go from ground level to the truck and a fast method to unload a truck to the ground.  Copperloy offers both aluminum ramps and steel ramps depending on your weight and application requirements.  Rentals are available and ideal for short-term projects.

    Portable Steel Yard Ramps

    Copperloy portable steel yard ramps are available in different base materials.  However, steel is the standard base for yard ramps.  As a leader in custom steel fabrication, Copperloy has mastered the craft of high-strength steel specifications and integrated features such a serrated steel grating for added traction.  Manufactured in the USA, steel ramps are built for durability and made to last.

    Ground-to-Dock Yard Ramps

    Our dock-to-ground yard ramps provide a stationary, semi-permanent solution and are typically fixed to the dock for fast, efficient loading/unloading solution handling weights up to 30,000 lbs.  Copperloy dock-to-ground ramps can be custom built to the specifications of your dock for a safe, versatile way to expand the capability of your loading dock.

    Ground-to-Truck Yard Ramps

    Ground-to-truck ramps allow for easy ground-level access to semi-trucks. Copperloy yard ramps allow for maximum safety and productivity when unloading and loading.  Designed for industrial use, ramps are available in aluminum or steel based on your material handling requirements.

    Heavy-duty Portable Loading Docks with Dock Platforms 

    For facilities with limited space or no permanent dock exists, portable loading docks can provide a cost-effective solution for parallel loading when used with dock-to-ground or yard ramps. Copperloy’s portable loading platform features durable steel construction that can handle capacities up to 60,000 pounds.  Their unique design allows lift trucks to easily make right-angle turns. Multiple portable loading docks can be connected when larger portable loading docks are required.

    Applications of High-capacity Yard Ramps 

    Typical uses of our heavy-duty, high-capacity steel yard ramps.

    • Industrial equipment applications
    • Construction equipment, machinery, and supplies
    • Flatbed truck unloading/loading
    • Military applications such as loading military vehicles and equipment
    • Tractors, skid steers, bobcats, and other heavy equipment
    • Heavy equipment rentals
    • Warehouse equipment
    • Car and vehicle ramps

    The Right Yard Ramp for Your Portable Dock Application

    What to choose from our selection of portable yard ramps depends on how you will be using them.  Looking for a permanent loading area or do you require a portable loading ramp? What is the maximum weight that your lift trucks will be transporting? (Don’t forget to include the weight of the lift truck.) Do you require dock-to-ground access or ground-level access to railcars and trucks?  Copperloy has been manufacturing yard ramps for over 60 years and our staff is available to consult with you on the best solution for your loading application.

    If you’re not sure of your future needs, consider a rental yard ramp or a used yard ramp.  All Copperloy used ramps are factory certified and guaranteed.

    Our ramps are preferred by dock crews.  Copperloy ramps are faster and easier to position than any other ramp on the market.  Copperloy yard ramps have been tested and outperformed the other manufacturers including; Bluff Manufacturing, Vestil, Discount Ramps, and Handiramp.  Click here to watch the yard ramp competition. 

    Portable Ramp Safety

    Although Copperloy portable yard ramps are designed with safety features, operating a forklift on a ramp should be done with the utmost caution. Prior to using the ramp, it is important to thoroughly review the owner’s manual. Only trained personnel should operate the ramp. It is extremely important to ensure that the ramp is properly secured before loading and unloading tasks.  View the owner’s manual for a full overview of instructions and precautions. We also recommend reviewing the OSHA ramp guidelines.

    Copperloy quality is unsurpassed. Manufactured in the USA by experienced machinists, certified welders, and automated robotic cells, our ramps are designed for durability and built to last.

    Additional Videos

    Copperloy is dedicated to providing customers with as many resources as possible.  It is our goal to teach clientele proper safety, operating advice, and more.  Check out our mobile yard ramp video here and visit us on YouTube for more!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Yard Ramps:

    1. What is the difference between a yard ramp’s positioning sleeve and towbar?

    The positioning sleeve comes standard on our steel mobile ramps. It is used to get the ramp into the position of the trailer. The towbar is used for towing the ramp around your facility short distances (3-5mph max speed). The ramp is not designed for road travel.

    2. What kind of tires are on the mobile yard ramp?

    The standard tires are 18″ solid/pneumatic tires. The tires do not require air to fill, are maintenance-free, and have lubricated-for-life bearings.

    3. What are the height ranges of the ramps?

    The standard height range of the mobile yard ramp is 38″-65″. The standard height range for the dock to ground ramp is 38″-60″. We can customize any ramp to unique height requirements.

    4. How are the ramps secured?

    All of our ramps ship with safety chains to secure them. Mobile yards ramps are chained to the trailers. Dock to ground ramps are bolted to the face of the dock with brackets and chains provided.

    5. Are rental yard ramps available?

    Yes. Copperloy has a variety of factory-certified ramps for rent and available for short-term loading dock solutions. Factory certified ramps ensure that all components are in working order and are safe for operation. Improve efficiency and production with a factory-certified dock ramp rental.

    6. Yard ramp applications: stationary vs portable

    Get the best yard ramp pricing and 3-day quick ship. Typical yard ramp applications are to load from the ground to a truck bed or dock level to the ground.  It’s the easiest, fastest way to load/unload a truck using a forklift.  Often called warehouse dock ramps, this stationary ramp allow for extra capacity and the ability to load more trucks than you have dock bays.   The dock-to-ground ramps may be used as car ramps to get vehicles your dock height or forklift ramps.  For ground to truck applications, our standard yard ramps provide the mobility to easily move with a tow motor and quickly raise or lower to the truck height.  This style of portable ramp or mobile ramp allows for high-production where a row of trucks to be loaded simultaneously.

        Benefits of a yard ramp rental

        • Factory certified and guaranteed yard ramp rentals
        • Rentals available anywhere in the United States
        • Performance of  the industry-leading ramp
        • Enhancing efficiency and versatility
        • Ensures employee safety
        • Notable productivity increase
        • Easily withstanding industrial and warehouse settings
        • Unparalleled quality
        • Allowing users to test out ramp before fully investing

        Contact a Copperloy representative for a cost analysis of new, used or rental ramps. All of our ramps are manufactured in the United States by skilled tradesmen. Buy local and keep America working.

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        Maneuvering Your Yard Ramp with Ease

        All Copperloy yard ramps are designed with a combo positioning sleeve and tow bar to make repositioning a breeze. The positioning sleeve allows for a full 180 degrees of maneuverability, enabling forklift operators to make tight turns with fewer pivots.

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