Any industry that has trouble keeping the loading dock running smoothly due to traffic overflow, is when a steel yard ramp is vital for the business to run efficiently and in a timely manner. A problem with loading docks is sometimes there are not enough docks for the proper loading and unloading of merchandise. To keep things running, a yard ramp can be used to temporarily add an extra docking station for the trucks.
When all of the docks are being used and there are still more trucks coming in to unload products, or products needing to be loaded onto the trucks, a yard ramp is a perfect solution to this problem. This piece of equipment is crucial for the business to keep the work running smoothing and on time. It can temporarily add an extra dock for the trucks and that will make the job go faster.
Most of these steel yard ramps can last for long periods of time because they are made with quality heavy-duty steel. These ramps are portable and have the capacity to withstand thirty thousand pounds of weight. They can lift a lot of weight at one time and because they are portable, they can move from one location to the next with ease.
When using forklifts for loading the trucks and unloading as well, the ramps make it almost effortless because there is access from the ground level to the trailers, which means easier transport of products from the docks to the trailers.
The length and width of these yard ramps can come in various sizes. They can be of thirty feet to thirty six feet in length and seventy two inches to eighty five inches in width. It depends on what size will best fit the job, and there are many to choose from.
Most steel yard ramps are made with serrated grated steel that is able to provide great traction. This also is helpful with outside elements such as rain from not building up onto the ramp which will cause significant damage. Any type of business with an overflow problems will greatly benefit in having this piece of equipment, and will end up saving money in the long run.