Maximize space, productivity and safety with redesigned yard ramps from Copperloy. Our revamped, one-cylinder design uses less pressure to lift the ramp compared to traditional yard ramps with two-cylinder hydraulic systems. This change has resulted in:
- Easier operation – The pump location on the outside of the ramp frame allows for more convenient access.
- Faster raise times – Position the ramp up to two and a half times faster than the average ramp.
- Less wear and tear – Rotation occurs on the redesigned positioning sleeve instead of the ramp connection, reducing wear on the ramp structure.
- Greater stability – Centrally located cylinder means less chance of tipping.
In addition, solid-filled pneumatic tires not only handle rugged terrain, but also reduce the chances of punctures or air pressure problems. Watch the yard ramp comparison video below to find out more.
All Copperloy ramps offer industry-leading strength, outweighing many competitors’ capacities. All Copperloy products are made in the USA.
8-foot Level Off
Copperloy mobile ramps have an 8-foot level off feature. This gives forklifts easy access onto trucks, loading docks and platforms. This feature makes for a very stable yard ramp and is especially useful on mobile ramps.
The 15-inch lip is designed to firmly rest on the truck carrier body, dock floor or platform. Our mobile ramps come equipped with eight-foot-long safety chains. Chains join the ramp to keep it from pulling away.
The single-acting hydraulic hand pump design requires half the effort needed to raise ramp compared to other mobile ramps. The pump is relocated so that it is protected away from dirt, debris, damage and makes maintenance easier to perform. The handle is stored out of the way when not in use.
Smooth Side Plates
Smooth side plates or curbs are standard. They enclose all working components, while also protecting them from possible damage from other equipment.
Low End Plate
We designed an end plate that is shorter than the wheelbase of most fork lift trucks. This way, front drive wheels can reach high-traction grating, while rear wheels are still on the ground. The plate comes standard with beveling from the underside. This helps to provide an easy and smooth ground-level entry. It also eliminates jolts and bumps as the fork lifts travel on and off the yard ramp, with or without a load.
High-strength steel is standard on all Copperloy yard ramps. Grating bars are constructed for durability in the roughest of applications. Bars spacing is 1 inch apart to allow snow, rain, and other debris to fall through. The serrated grating helps to insure an all-weather, high-traction running surface.
7-inch high curbs are standard on all Copperloy ramps. The side curbs help prevent accidental runoff. The patented box frame
18-Inch Solid/Pneumatic Tires
The solid/pneumatic tires are standard on all Copperloy mobile yard ramps and are ideal for all applications. The tires do not require air to fill, are maintenance free, and have lubricated-for-life bearings.
The position sleeve allows the ramp to maneuver 180 degrees which reduces loading/unloading time and increases productivity. The fork slides into the positioning sleeve and the ramp can easily be positioned into place. The positioning sleeve is included with all steel mobile yard ramps. The sleeve is not intended for long-distance towing.
The towbar is an option on both steel and aluminum mobile yard ramps which attaches to the lower end of the ramp. It allows the ramp to be towed a short distance (within your facility). The max towing speed is 5-mph and is not intended for over-the-road towing.
What is the difference between a positioning sleeve and towbar?
The positioning sleeve comes standard on our steel mobile ramps. It is used to get the ramp into position of the trailer. The towbar is used for towing the ramp around your facility short distances (3-5mph max speed). The ramp is not designed for road travel.
What kind of tires are on the mobile yard ramp?
The standard tires are 18″ solid/pneumatic tires. The tires do not require air to fill, are maintenance free, and have lubricated-for-life bearings.
What are the height ranges of the ramps?
The standard height range of the mobile yard ramp is 38″-65″. The standard height range for the dock to ground ramp is 38″-60″. We can customize any ramp to unique height requirements.
How are the ramps secured?
All of our ramps ship with safety chains to secure them. Mobile yards ramps are chained to the trailers. Dock to ground ramps are bolted to the face of the dock with brackets and chains provided.
Find more answers to common yard ramp questions on our yard ramp resources page.