What is a Loading Ramp?

If you have ever had to load or unload cargo from a truck, you probably have some idea of what a loading ramp is and how it can make a job easier. Loading ramps come in all sizes and styles and can be instrumental in warehouse and shipping operations. At Dura-Ramp, we know that having the right loading ramp for your specific operation can increase efficiency by a mile, which is why we offer a large variety of loading ramps and loading ramp accessories.

What is a Loading Ramp

About Loading Ramps

By definition, a loading ramp is an inclined plane used to load and unload materials from a vehicle or container. Loading ramps are useful for getting heavy objects from a truck bed or trailer to the ground or vice versa. Ramps can be used inside warehouses or outside in shipping or train yards. Depending on the construction, loading ramps can be designed to carry the weight of foot traffic, hand trucks, or even fully laden forklifts. The best and longest lasting ramps are typically made out of steel, but a loading ramp can be made of any material and come in any size.

Types of Loading Ramps

There are all kinds of loading ramps and each type is designed to specialize in a different function. Some types of loading ramps include:

Mobile Loading Ramps

If your operation requires a lot of mobility and adaptability, mobile loading ramps can greatly increase productivity. Mobile loading ramps usually use heavy-duty wheels and castors to gain a degree of portability, and they often have a lighter weight construction to make them movable.

Heavy Duty Ramps

Loading ramps that are designed to be exceptionally durable and support massive amounts of weight are considered heavy duty. These heavy duty ramps require low levels of maintenance and have a wide variety of uses due to their superior degree of safety.

If you would like to learn more about what a loading ramp is, or if you are interested in one of our other products, please contact Dura-Ramp at 604-795-9799 or fill out a contact form on our website for a free quote.

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