West Virginia yard ramps

New vs. Used: Which Type of Yard Ramp Should You Buy?

If you’re in the market for a yard ramp for your facility, then you may be considering whether to buy a new or used product. There are benefits to each, and the choice may come down to your own preferences and specific needs. Here, you’ll learn more about your options so you can hopefully make a more informed decision.

The chief benefit to buying anything used is always going to be reduced upfront cost. When you can spend less to receive an equivalent product, that’s usually a wise business decision, no matter what type of industry you’re in, and what you’re purchasing.

Of course, the key there is that you actually do receive an equivalent product, meaning something which has the same quality, performance and durability of a brand new offering. Some equipment simply isn’t going to last for the long haul, even if a company has repainted it or otherwise shined it up a little so that it looks great on the surface. Its longevity and durability is really going to depend on the initial construction, so starting with a high quality provider is the right way to go, whether you end up buying used or new.

One potential downside to buying a used yard ramp is your range of options. Yard ramps can come in dozens upon dozens of different combinations of lengths, widths, materials, weight capacities, features, and so forth.

Your business likely has a very specific need, based on the measurements of your existing facility and already in-use equipment, the types of loads you carry, your overall workload, the conditions you work in, and on down the line from there. That means that finding the absolutely perfect, just-right match on the used market can sometimes be a challenge. This is as opposed to buying something new, where even if a specific model isn’t available stock, it can often be custom-made and engineered.

When you’re ready to get started with either a new or used yard ramp for sale, Copperloy is a name you can trust. We have been producing proudly American-made loading dock and material handling equipment for more than 50 years.

Our lineup of yard ramps includes a massive selection with different weight capacities, sizes and specifications, and other features, and we’re happy to now be selling our used yard ramps as well. Plus, all of our pre-owned products are factory-certified and fully-guaranteed, so there’s never any risk to get started, and it could be a great way for you to find what you need at a more accessible price level.

To learn more or to see what our currently availability is like, give our team a call directly at 800.321.4968 today.