When it comes to choosing a yard ramp, you may find yourself in somewhat of a struggle. How do you decide between all of the amazing options? We understand! That’s why we’re going to walk you through some of your yard ramp options so that you can approach your next purchase armed with the knowledge you need. Are you ready to learn more? Well, let’s get going!
What is a Yard Ramp?
A yard ramp is a ramp that allows you to connect pathways of different levels. That could mean connecting a truck to the ground level or a dock to the ground level. As you may imagine, yard ramps are an essential piece of equipment for warehouses. Let’s find out how you can choose the right one for your facility.
Dock-to-Ground Stationary Yard Ramps
These ramps are used to connect the ground level to your docking space. This is perfect for helping a forklift get in and out of your warehouse through the docking area.
Ground-to-Truck Mobile Yard Ramps
If you have a need to get a forklift in and out of a truck, then then is going to be the perfect option for you. These ramps are mobile as well, so you can easily move them from truck to truck or docking station to docking station.
Steel Yard Ramps with Casters
If you need a ramp with a little more strength, then you’re going to want to upgrade to this option. These ramps are made entirely from steel and will allow you to put more weight on them than the other options. You should also note that using a steel yard ramp with casters is going to have a lot less maintenance than a ramp with a hydraulic or electric motor.
High Capacity Steel Yard Ramps
If you’re a company that needs to handle really heavy equipment, then this is going to be the best option for you. These ramps can accommodate major weight such as the kind you might find in military operations, scrap yards, or construction companies.
S.W. Betz: A Warehouse Layout Solutions Distributor in Maryland
Founded in 1933, the S. W. Betz Company, Inc. is one of the area’s oldest distributors of quality warehouse equipment. We are an official distributor for some of the top manufacturers in the materials handling industry, including Wesco Manufacturing, Morse Manufacturing, Presto Lifts, Quantum Storage Solutions, Husky Rack & Wire, Bluff, and, of course, Cogan. We have most standard mezzanines, partitions, guardrails and cantilever racks available to order for you.
We can help you with every aspect of your yard ramp needs.