Yard Ramps and Forklift Loading Ramps

Yard ramps fulfill an important niche as a productivity tool, enabling the user to move heavy equipment via forklift from ground level to loading dock level.

The chief purpose of a yard ramp is to facilitate the loading and unloading of semi-trailer trucks at locations that lack a loading dock. Alternatively, a yard ramp can be used to allow vehicles to enter a warehouse through a loading dock door.

Yard Ramp Experts at HandiRamp

At HandiRamp, we’ve developed our Yard Ramp Knowledge Base to provide you with the information you’ll need to make an informed decision about buying a yard ramp:

• Learn about optional features like wheel attachments and tow bars.
• Compare the benefits of buying used versus new yard ramps.
• Decide whether an aluminum or steel yard ramp is best for you.
• View yard ramp rentals near you.
• Read case studies about how customers used yard ramps to improve productivity.



Call 847-680-7700 to Discuss Your Needs

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HandiRamp is the largest retailer of yard ramps in the world. We have a team of experts that can quickly understand your specific problem and recommend the most cost-efficient solution for your need.

Looking to rent a yard ramp for a short-term need? HandiRamp has the biggest yard ramp rental fleet in the world. With these ramps are located all across the US, you can easily reduce the shipping expense associated with your rental.

Want to buy a used yard ramp? We might have a match for you. Because we want to keep our rental fleet fresh, we can often get you a great deal on a slightly used ramp just coming off of a lease or rental agreement.

Our seasoned team of experts understand every aspect of buying and using yard ramps, and will help you buy the best forklift ramp to meet your needs. Please call us at 847-680-7700.

Dimensions and Capacity

The specific model of yard ramp you need will depend on a number of factors:

• The distance between the ground and the top of the loading dock (the rise)
• The maximum angle of incline your forklift can handle (usually 14 to 19%, this determines the length needed)
• The width of your forklift (usually 57 to 86 inches)
• The weight capacity you require (about three times the capacity of your forklift)
Read more about selecting yard ramp dimensions and capacity.

Yard Ramp Specifications Chart

CapacityLengthWidthApprox Weight
16,000 lbs30'70"4150 lbs
30'84"4950 lbs
36'70"5100 lbs
36'84"5900 lbs
20,000 lbs30'70"4400 lbs
30'84"5200 lbs
36'70"5300 lbs
36'84"6000 lbs
25,000 lbs30'70"4800 lbs
30'84"5600 lbs
36'70"5800 lbs
36'84"6550 lbs
30,000 lbs30'70"5000 lbs
30'84"5900 lbs
36'70"6000 lbs
36'84"6850 lbs

Optional Features and Accessories

Six-Foot Level Off Makes End Loads More Accessible

An additional six feet allows you to unload safely from a level position. The 15-inch tread plate lip extends into the trailer or over the dock edge for smooth transitions. Standard safety chains hold the yard ramp securely to the trailer or dock; for dock-to-ground applications, optional chain brackets are available.

Six-Foot Level Off

Solid Rubber Pneumatic Profile Tires

The hydraulic system engages two hydraulic cylinders for smooth and quick raising of front lip to the proper dock or trailer height. Simply open the release valve to safely lower the unit into position. The pump is mounted internally to protect it from accidental damage.

The tubular steel box undercarriage assembly has solid rubber pneumatic profile tires that make positioning the yard ramp easy.

Trailer Stabilizing Jack

A crucial step in loading and unloading safely is the use of a stabilizing jack to prevent upending of a semi-trailer not attached to a trailer. Choose from 4 designs and several capacities to meet your needs.


Yard ramp Tires

Trailer Stabilizing Jack

Rental Locations

Yard Ramp Rental in Houston, Texas 77036
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Forklift Ramp ID: B25-12

Width: 102 inches

Usable Width: 96 inches

Capacity: 25,000 lbs

Length: 36 feet

Yard Ramp Rental in Phoenix, Arizona 85009 (Also known as a Forklift Ramp)
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Forklift Ramp ID: HR05-6

Width: 84 inches

Usable Width: 78 inches

Capacity: 20,000 lbs

Length: 30 feet

Weight: 5189 lbs

Yard Ramp Rental in Libertyville, Illinois 60048 (35mi North of Chicago) (Also known as a Forklift Ramp)
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Forklift Ramp ID: HR12-1

Width: 84 inches

Usable Width: 78 inches

Capacity: 20,000 lbs

Length: 36 feet

Weight: 6,048 lbs

Yard Ramp Rental in Los Angeles, California 90021 (Also known as a Forklift Ramp)
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Forklift Ramp ID: HR05-1

Width: 84 inches

Usable Width: 78 inches

Capacity: 20,000 lbs

Length: 36 feet

Weight: 6,048 lbs

View more locations here

When you choose HandiRamp you are choosing an experienced team that will:

• Help you decide on the best ramp system for your money, and repurchase the yard ramp when you no longer need it.
• Provide you with the lowest delivered price for any yard ramp. Watch out for those dealers that show you retail prices on line! Shipping a yard ramp is challenging, they cannot provide you with the best delivered price using an online shopping cart. We will meet or beat any of our competitor’s prices.
• Get you a yard ramp fast. We have all been there and we realize that sometimes you need it yesterday. We’ll do our best to get it to you as quickly as possible.
• Provide the best one-on-one, friendly service, on which HandiRamp has built its 56 year reputation!

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