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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Yard Ramp
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Used Yard Ramps For Sale as Low as $6,500 


Used Yard Ramp

Used Yard Ramp

  • Made by Modern Light Metals
  • 12,000 lb. Capacity
  • 70" Wide x 30' Long
  • FOB: Michigan
  • Good Condition, Hardly Used

 SOLD- Please call for current inventory


*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736


Quantity discounts available. 40-60% off the price of new. Call 800-876-3736 for additional information & a free quote on used yard ramps. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used yard ramps, also known as portable loading ramps or portable loading docks, allow trucks to be loaded and unloaded when there is no loading dock available.  Used Yard Ramps, or dock ramps, can be raised and lowered to accommodate different truck heights.  Most yard ramps perform one of two functions. They allow traffic from the ground up into a truck bed or from the dock level down to the ground.   Forklifts and electric pallet jacks can also be driven up the yard ramp to load and unload trailers.  The steel bar grating provides traction.

One of the major benefits of a used yard ramp is they don't 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 don't have proper dock equipment, used yard ramps are a valid solution. (click here to view entire article) 

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 used 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 over load 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 used 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% of your money 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 affect the overall capacity, so you can buy in confidence when dealing with the right people.


But 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.

by Bill Dimaio

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