Portable steel yard ramps are more popular and cost-effective than aluminum yard ramps. They can support weights of up to 50,000 pounds and typically last for more than 20 years. Portable steel yard ramps are used to expand loading dock capacities and create loading facilities in the absence of a permanent loading dock. A yard ramp can also convert a loading dock into a drive-in door without the need for new construction.
Handi-Ramp ships steel forklift ramps out of a location near you to minimize your shipping expense. Here are some examples:
Portable steel yard ramps are also referred to as mobile loading dock ramps, forklift ramps, and mobile container ramps. Easily position your yard ramp at a trailer, railcar, or loading dock to optimize material handling efficiency.
The open serrated steel grating provides excellent traction while preventing the build-up of snow, water, and other debris. The beveled approach provides a smooth transition from the ground to the ramp.
USA-made steel forklift ramps typically use A36 structural steel alloy, the same steel frequently used in construction projects. (Yard ramps built in China have been known to use a cheaper alloy to save money.) A36 has the perfect combination of strength, durability and economy.
The steel bar grating used in a Handi-Ramp portable steel yard ramp is made of welded carbon steel. We have found that lower quality ramps (Chinese) do not feature a true serrated surface. When one of these yard ramps gets wet, forklift tires will slip and create a potentially dangerous situation. Learn more about American-made yard ramps.
Steel yard ramps are always undercoated with a rust prohibiting primer. We recommend that your yard ramp be painted a bright color so that it can be identified in low light situations. We’ve seen yard ramps painted black or another dark color, increasing the risk of an unintentional collision.
A steel yard ramp combined with a portable loading platform creates an entirely portable loading dock. Use this portable system to complete material handling operations at a remote location.