Things to Consider Before Buying a Custom Loading Ramp

If your facility handles specialized materials or uses unique equipment, a prefabricated mobile loading ramp may not provide all of the features you need. That is why Dura-Ramp is proud to provide a complete selection of custom-built ramps that can be tailored to the most specific requirements. Our skilled team will work with you to design and construct the ideal ramp for your facility and the equipment you use. Though there are many advantages of custom loading ramps, there are many elements to keep in mind to ensure that you are getting the best solution. That is why our team has compiled a list of important things to consider before buying a custom loading ramp.

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4 Key Considerations When Choosing a Custom Loading Ramp

When choosing a custom loading ramp, it is important to consider the following:

1. Your Facility

The dimensions and features of your facility and lot will directly influence the size and design of your custom loading ramp. For example, if you work in an industrial facility with no existing ramps or dock levellers, you will require a ramp that perfectly fits into your desired loading area. Failure to consider the unique features of your facility can result in a loading ramp that is not the correct size or does not reach the required height of your loading area.

2. The Equipment you Use

Whether you use a pallet jack or forklift, the equipment you use to unload trucks or trains needs to be considered when designing a custom loading ramp. If your operation requires the use of a forklift, your custom ramp must be strong enough to hold the forklift and any cargo it is carrying. Additionally, you will need a ramp that provides enough platform space for safe maneuvering.

3. Any Unique Requirements

Will your ramp require space for multiple trucks? Do you need a ramp to be a specific shape (T, L, etc.)? It is important to ask yourself questions like this to determine if your ramp requires any specialized features. In addition to the shape and size of the ramp, it is worth considering the rated capacity, mobility requirements, and additional safety railings.

4. Do you Need a Custom Ramp?

While many operations undoubtedly benefit from custom loading ramps, some facilities may not need a custom-built solution. That is why Dura-Ramp offers a leading selection of prefabricated ramps that are designed to meet the needs of various industries and facilities. These units tend to feature shorter lead times, making them a great option for operations that require an immediate solution.

To learn more about what to consider before buying a custom loading ramp or to inquire about our other mobile ramps, get in touch with the team at Dura-Ramp. We can be reached through our online contact form and will work to deliver the perfect solution for your precise needs.

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