Advantages of Welded Steel Loading Ramps

When it comes to portable loading docks and mobile loading ramps, there are many different types of materials that can be used to construct them. While each material offers a unique set of benefits and drawbacks, no materials can offer the same benefits as welded steel. That is why Dura-Ramp is proud to provide a wide selection of prefabricated and custom loading ramps constructed from 100% welded steel. To demonstrate why this material is the best option on the market, our team has compiled a list of the advantages of welded steel loading ramps.

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3 Reasons Why Welded Steel is the Best Choice for Loading Ramps

Loading ramps constructed from welded steel offer the following benefits for various applications and work environments:

1. Lasting Durability in Any Environment

Most mobile loading ramps are placed outdoors, exposing them to a variety of harsh weather conditions ranging from heavy rain to thick ice. While these weather conditions would be devastating to wooden ramps or products made from composite materials, steel will remain durable and strong regardless of the conditions it is exposed to. This is especially important for logistics operations, manufacturing facilities, or other operations that need to use their loading ramp throughout the year and cannot afford delays due to weather conditions.

2. Minimal Maintenance Requirements

While it is always worth maintaining your equipment, some operations do not have much time to dedicate to maintaining certain units. Welded steel requires minimal maintenance to ensure optimal durability and safety. These maintenance requirements are further reduced if the ramp features a powder-coated finish, as this treatment helps to keep various substances from settling on the surface of the ramp and damaging it over time. Steel loading ramps also require minimal cleaning and will likely not need to be repainted during their usable life, allowing you to focus on getting the job done without worrying about your equipment.

3. Leading Safety

If you need to frequently operate heavy equipment or haul heavy materials across your ramp, you need a unit that will help you get the job done safely. Steel deck loading ramps are equipped with textured platforms that optimize grip when walking and tire traction when operating equipment. This added grip is crucial when operating in rain or snow, as surfaces can quickly become slippery and hazardous. Steel loading ramps are also more stable and rigid than ramps constructed from lighter materials, keeping them level and steady during use.

To learn more about the benefits of our welded steel loading ramps or for assistance choosing the right solution for your operation, get in touch with the experts at Dura-Ramp. We can be reached by phone at 1-877-820-1333 or through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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