How Do Heavy Duty Truck Ramps Work?
A Copperloy semi truck ramp is the most effective method for expanding your dock capacity. The single-acting hydraulic design allows you to set up a mobile freight handling station in minutes. With a variety of performance and safety features, you can noticeably improve workflow to get more jobs done in less time.
Positioning a heavy duty truck ramp only requires a few quick and easy steps. You start by closing the pump’s release valve, sliding the pump handle into the opening, and cranking until the ramp reaches the proper height. Secondly, use a forklift to move the ramp towards the truck trailer until the ramp lip is entirely over the bed. Lastly, open the release valve to allow the ramp to settle onto the trailer floor and secure the ramp with the included safety chains. Now, you are ready to work!
How Does Copperloy’s Semi Truck Ramp Compare to Others?
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Copperloy Custom Ramp Fabrication and Design
Every facility, team, and project goal is different. Why would the same material handling solution work for every space? Our team realizes your setup has a layout of its own, and we can develop custom steel fabrication and design solutions to meet the unique needs of your operation.
Our team employs the latest in both robotic and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies to keep product quality as high as possible. We also distinguish our team by maintaining complete control of the manufacturing process. We keep all technical sales, engineering, and other capabilities in one space to streamline production and satisfy customer requirements.
Our team has become a go-to resource for professionals from across a diverse range of industries. We provide top-quality ramps and more for light assembly, construction, military, and wind energy teams, and many more.
You can count on Copperloy for a full selection of semi truck ramps, yard ramps, dock boards, dock plates, edge of dock levelers, dock lifts, and more. Are you ready to start upgrading your facility for optimal safety, efficiency, and profitability? If so, then reach out to our team of manufacturers today.
Semi Truck Ramp Videos:
All Copperloy semi truck ramps offer industry-leading strength, outweighing many competitors’ capacities. All Copperloy products are made at our manufacturing facility in Twinsburg, Ohio.
If your loading facility is in need of an upgrade, check out our video below to learn more about our heavy duty truck ramps.
Types of Semi-Truck Ramps
Create a Portable Dock Anywhere with Portable Trailer Ramps
Companies can create a dock anywhere with built in truck ramps by easily converting open yard space into a portable loading dock. Tractor ramps or semi truck ramps provide a safe, efficient method to load/unload freight with forklifts and access the back of the truck. A semi truck ramp is a cost-effective way to expand freight handling capacity beyond the physical loading docks in a facility.
Portable Truck Trailer Loading Ramps
The semi truck 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 Semi Truck Ramps
Copperloy portable steel semi ramps are available in different base materials. However, steel is the standard base for semi truck 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.
Our dock-to-ground semi truck ramp provides a stationary, semi-permanent solution and is typically fixed to the dock for fast, efficient loading/unloading solution handling weights up to 30,000 lbs. Copperloy dock-to-ground semi truck 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 Semi Truck Loading Ramps
Ground-to-truck semi truck loading 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 a High-Capacity Semi-Truck Ramp
Typical uses of our heavy-duty, high-capacity steel semi truck ramps include:
- 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
Semi Truck Ramp Safety
Although Copperloy portable semi truck 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.