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Used Dock Ramps for Sale

  • Also known as portable loading ramps, yard ramps allow trucks to be loaded and unloaded when loading docks are unavailable.
  • Can be raised and lowered to accommodate different truck heights.
  • Forklifts and electric pallet jacks can be driven up the ramp to load and unload trucks.
  • Steel bar grating provides traction to prevent slipping.
  • When no loading dock is available, or when extra loading capabilities are needed, these ramps are the prefect solution.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used dock ramps: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Dock-to-Ground Yard Ramps
Used Dock-to-Ground Yard Ramps
  • Improved Dock Access
  • Fully Anchored Design
  • Semi-Permanent Solution
Used Ground-to-Truck Yard Ramps
Used Ground-to-Truck Yard Ramps
  • No Dock? No Problem
  • Designed for Outdoor Use
  • Durable Steel Construction
Used Van Ramp
Used Van Ramp
  • 3,000 lb. capacity
  • 16' Long x 36" Wide
  • Nationwide Shipping

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Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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One of the major benefits of a yard ramp is they do not require a permanent docking bay. Construction of a docking bay can be quite costly, so it is only realistic in a more permanent facility that you will utilize for a longer period of time. For temporary situations or acquisitions at locations that do not have proper dock equipment, yard ramps are a valid solution.

Typically yard ramps are constructed with aluminum or steel. In more rugged environments where the temperature drops below freezing, aluminum is required. Welded steel yard ramps are much less costly, but are also much heavier. Usually diamond plated decking is implemented to provide traction to prevent lift equipment and workers from slipping while transporting products.

Capacities greatly vary between ramps, but the industry standard capacity is 10 tons (22,000 lbs.), and there are also light duty (15,000 lb. capacity) and heavy-duty (33,000 lb. capacity). To determine which capacity is right for you, you will need to know the weight of your lift equipment and the weight of the maximum load to be carried on that equipment. For example, if a forklift weighs 5,000 lbs. and it can carry up to 4,500 lbs., a yard ramp with at least a 9,500 lbs. capacity should be used. This is definitely a "better safe than sorry" way of determining what capacity is right for you, but it will also ensure you never overload your equipment and stress the metal.

Some additional safety features that you should consider are safety rails and hand rails to protect forklift operators and workers from falling off. The ramp should also float or "bob" up and down with the truck's suspension while products are being unloaded. This ensures that the weight is being transferred properly to the yard ramp. Some yard ramps are considered mobile because they have an attachment so it can be towed, allowing them to be transported by a truck without using up your trailer bed's storage space.

The difference between buying used and new? Besides saving almost 50% compared to new prices and reducing lead time, the only difference between a brand new ramp and a used one is surface wear. You will notice superficial wear on the surface of the diamond plated decking, but this will not effect the overall capacity; you can buy in confidence when dealing with the right people.

Is it okay to buy used equipment from just anyone? This is a hard question to answer. When dealing with ASI, we can guarantee some of our used products for 30 days to ensure your satisfaction. This is unlike anyone else in the industry. We also clean and inspect all used equipment prior to shipment. Other companies selling used equipment may do the same, but this is something you should make sure of as a buyer before making an investment.

Advantages of Yard Ramps

Used yard ramps, also known as portable loading docks, are a valuable addition to any business that requires the efficient movement of goods between different levels. Some of the advantages of yard ramps include:

  • Increased Efficiency: Yard ramps can increase the efficiency of loading and unloading operations by allowing workers to move goods quickly and easily between different levels. This can help businesses to meet tight deadlines and improve their overall productivity.
  • Safety: Yard ramps are designed with safety in mind, with features such as anti-slip surfaces, guardrails, and locking systems to prevent accidents and ensure worker safety.
  • Time and Cost Savings: Yard ramps can save businesses time and money by eliminating the need for permanent loading docks or expensive building renovations. They are also more cost-effective than using a forklift or other lifting equipment to move goods between different levels.
  • Mobility: Yard ramps are portable, allowing businesses to move them to different locations within their facility or to different job sites as needed. This mobility makes them ideal for businesses that have changing or flexible loading and unloading needs.
  • Versatility: Yard ramps are highly versatile and can be used to load and unload goods from a variety of vehicles, including trucks, containers, and trailers. They can also be used to bridge the gap between different heights, such as from a dock to a ground level or from a ramp to a loading platform.

Applications for Yard Ramps

Yard ramps, also known as portable loading docks, are versatile tools that can be used in a variety of applications. Some common applications for yard ramps include:

  • Warehousing: Yard ramps are commonly used in warehouses to bridge the gap between loading docks and ground level, allowing forklifts and other equipment to move goods in and out of trucks and containers.
  • Manufacturing: Yard ramps can be used in manufacturing facilities to move raw materials and finished products between different levels, such as from a mezzanine level to the ground floor.
  • Construction: Yard ramps can be used in construction sites to bridge the gap between the ground and elevated areas, such as scaffolding or trailers. This allows heavy equipment and materials to be moved safely and efficiently.
  • Agriculture: Yard ramps can be used in agricultural applications to load and unload goods from trucks, trailers, and other vehicles. They can also be used to move heavy equipment and machinery around farms and ranches.
  • Events: Yard ramps can be used in event settings, such as concerts or festivals, to load and unload equipment and supplies from trucks and trailers. This allows for efficient setup and teardown of events.
  • Distribution Centers: Yard ramps can be used in distribution centers to load and unload goods from trucks, containers, and trailers. They can also be used to move pallets and other materials between different levels within the facility.

Popular Manufacturers of Yard Ramps

  • Copperloy
  • Bluff Manufacturing
  • Medlin Ramps
  • Dura-Ramp
  • Handi-Ramp
  • Vestil Manufacturing

Yard Ramps are Also Called

  • Portable loading ramps
  • Forklift ramps
  • Mobile dock ramps
  • Loading dock ramps
  • Ground-to-dock ramps
  • Dock-to-ground ramps
  • Trailer ramps
  • Container ramps
  • Industrial ramps
  • Truck loading ramps/li>

Used Yard Ramps Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a yard ramp?
A:A yard ramp is a portable loading dock that allows forklifts, pallet jacks, and other equipment to move goods between different heights or levels, such as between a loading dock and a truck.

Q: What weight capacity do yard ramps typically have?
A: Yard ramps can have a weight capacity ranging from a few thousand pounds to over 60,000 pounds, depending on the manufacturer and model.

Q: What materials are yard ramps typically made of?
A: Yard ramps are typically made of steel or aluminum, which provides strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion and wear.

Q: How do you choose the right yard ramp for your business?
A:When choosing a yard ramp, consider factors such as weight capacity, size, mobility, and durability, as well as your specific loading and unloading needs.

Q: How do you store yard ramps when not in use?
A: Yard ramps can be stored in a secure, dry location when not in use, such as a warehouse or storage facility. Some models can be folded or disassembled for easier storage.

Q:Are yard ramps safe to use?
A: Yes, yard ramps are designed with safety in mind, with features such as anti-slip surfaces, guardrails, and locking systems to prevent accidents and ensure worker safety. However, it is important to follow all safety guidelines and manufacturer instructions when using yard ramps to avoid accidents or injuries.