When you're trying to load / unload materials from a dock-height truck or trailer without a loading dock or leveler, an alternate is a Mobile Yard Ramp. Dock ramps are available in a variety of widths, lengths, and capacities. Yard ramps allow portable access to dock-height trailers while loading dock ramps provide dock access from ground level.
Yard Ramp vs Dock Ramp
A mobile yard ramp uses wheels to move around your drive to meet stationary trucks and trailers. A dock-to-ground ramp is a stationary ramp placed at a loading dock for vehicle access into a building. Yard ramps are equipped with a hand pump to meet the height of the trailer floor. Yard ramps are often used for tight spaces and when a loading dock is not available for truck access. They are positioned with a 180-degree rotating fork sleeve.
Portable Dock Platforms
Also available to make your loading and unloading easier are portable loading platforms. They can be used with mobile ramps or dock ramps. They have optional 6" adjustable legs, and are available up to 30,000# capacity.
Structure and Capacity
Dock ramps are equipped with steel deck grating and 7" curbs. They are available with steel or aluminum I-beams. Mobile ramps are available with capacities ranging from 16,000# to 25,000#. Dock ramps have capacities ranging from 12,000# to 30,000#. Copperloy's ramps are available with hand rails.