No two warehouses are exactly alike, even if they’re both part of the same company.
Generally, this is because warehouses need to fit within lot sizes and building code restrictions specific to the city they’re located in.
Yard ramps provide warehouses with a practical and cost effective solution to their unloading needs. But, that doesn’t mean they’re the perfect solution for every business.
How do you know if portable yard ramps are right for your business?
We put together a list of advantages and disadvantages, so you can determine if they can provide a solution to your business’ unloading needs.
Portable Yard Ramp Disadvantages
Some say that the biggest downfall to a yard ramp is that it’s not a permanent fixture. This means, anytime you want to unload a truck or dock with a yard ramp, you need to move and position it specific to each job. It’s possible this transition period could affect your business if you’ll be loading and unloading trucks multiple times each day or on a very regular basis.
One other disadvantage is in regards to size capacity. Yard ramps are available in various sizes, but the maximum width is 120 inches or 10 feet. So, wider loads will require two yard ramps side-by-side.
The Advantages to Yard Ramps
On the plus side, there are many different advantages to yard ramps. Because they are a mobile solution, they don’t take up as much room as a permanent fixture would, which could be ideal for warehouse lots that are tight on extra space.
They can also be moved and used for multiple projects in one day. Plus, they’re adjustable (for heights ranging from 37 inches to 65 inches), so they can handle different types of jobs.
Overall, yard ramps provide the flexibility and efficiency so they can be used for many warehouse loading and unloading needs.
What other questions do you have about yard ramps? Are yard ramps right for your business? Contact us today so we can learn more about your business needs.