Is it Better to Rent or Buy a Loading Ramp?

30 Jul 2020 Loading Ramps

Many facilities come equipped with loading ramps, loading docks, or loading bays ready to be used for speedy movement of freight; however, there are also many circumstances that require a loading ramp be purchased or rented to be used long term or short term for a facility or job. Loading ramps are a necessity for many different types of facilities and there are many different options available to source the ramp that you need. At Dura-Ramp, we manufacture and sell some of the heaviest duty, most reliable loading ramps on the market that can make loading and unloading cargo easier, and we know when it is better to rent or buy a loading ramp.

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Is it Best to Rent or Own a Loading Ramp?

If you need a loading dock for your operation and are looking into the best way to get one, it is important to consider your options for loading ramp rentals versus purchases. Although it is usually best in the long run to own a loading ramp rather than rent one, this is not always the case. Some of the different criteria to consider when making your decision of whether to rent or buy include:


If you are not going to be working in your current location for very long, it might be worth renting a loading ramp rather than buying it; however, if you plan on keeping your operation in the local area and all other facility equipment is being purchased, a loading ramp should probably be an owned asset as well.


While a rental loading ramp can be a more affordable option for the short term, the monthly costs of a rental ramp can add up quickly and soon exceed the cost of a new, purchased loading ramp.


Although there are many good quality loading ramps available for rent, you can be sure that a brand-new loading ramp will be of excellent condition and quality. A purchased loading ramp is also more likely to be suited to your specific needs, as a wider variety is available.

If you are interested in finding out more about whether it is better to rent or buy a loading ramp, or if you would like to learn more about the services and products offered by Dura-Ramp, feel free to contact us by filling out a form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can or call us at (604)-795-9799.