Benefits of Railcar Loading Ramps

1 Apr 2021 Loading Ramps

If you are consistently loading and unloading railcars, it is important to ensure that you have enough space for safe handling and movement. Though some operations load and unload railcars from ground level, this is not the safest or most efficient method. To optimize convenience and safety, look no further than the Dura-Ramp Rail series. These unique models feature a 3-piece ramp construction with fork pockets on each section for easy transportation. This allows users to operate a forklift on the same level as the railcar, increasing visibility and safety. At Dura-Ramp, we offer railcar loading ramps that can meet the demands of any application. Our experts have compiled some information to help you learn more about the benefits of railcar loading ramps and how they can support your operation.

Why Should you use a Railcar Loading Ramp?

Railcar loading ramps offer many benefits for train yards and applications centred around distribution. These benefits include, but are not limited to:

Easier and Safer Loading

Our railcar loading ramps feature a large forklift platform and are compatible with all boxcar door sizes. This allows operators to load or unload several railcars at once, drastically increasing productivity. Each unit is also equipped with a serrated steel grate and a removable safety rail that can be placed at either end of the ramp. This ensures optimal forklift traction and ledge safety in nearly any environment.

Durability that Lasts

When choosing a loading ramp, you need a durable solution that can withstand heavy loads and high traffic. That is why each railcar ramp we offer is built with high-strength steel and l-beam construction that meets or exceeds industry standards. This ensures lasting safety and performance every time you need it. Each unit also features a powder-coated and painted finish to resist rust and environmental wear from rain, snow, and extreme heat.

Reduced Maintenance and Fast Setup

By using one of our railcar loading ramps, you can eliminate the costly downtime spent maintaining other loading ramps. This is due to having fewer moving parts and connection points that require inspection, greasing, or repair. Every unit can also be quickly set up or taken down due to convenient fork pocket locations, further increasing productivity.

To learn more about our selection of railcar loading ramps or to see which ramp is best for your needs, reach out to the experts at Dura-Ramp. Our team can be reached by phone at 604-795-9799 or through our online contact form.