Portable vs. Stationary Loading Ramps

19 Aug 2021 Loading Ramps

If your facility performs a large amount of shipping and receiving throughout the day, you likely utilize a loading ramp to get the job done. Whether you are a busy warehouse or a large industrial facility, the loading ramp you use will directly impact your safety and efficiency. As leading providers of heavy-duty forklift ramps and mobile ramps, the team at Dura-Ramp understands the importance of having the right unit for your facility. That is why they have provided some information to outline the differences between portable vs. stationary loading ramps. This will help you determine which option is right for your facility and daily operations.

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Portable Loading Ramps

Also known as mobile loading ramps, these units allow for easy transportation and repositioning. Portable loading ramps are ideal for operations that do not have a designated loading dock, as they can be placed anywhere in a lot for trucks and other vehicles to back up to. This portability makes mobile loading ramps easy to set up and take down as needed, optimizing efficiency while allowing you to clear up yard space when you are done. Even if a unit has wheels, mobile loading ramps remain stable due to strong locking systems that keep the ramp in place during use. With weight capacities up to 30,000 lb, mobile loading ramps offer the portability and reliability required for demanding industries and heavy equipment. Portable loading ramps are available in a variety of configurations ranging from heavy-duty forklift ramps and yard ramps to self-standing ramps and railcar ramps.

Stationary Loading Ramps

Also known as ground-to-dock ramps, these units are often permanently installed in one area of a facility. Due to this fixed location, stationary loading ramps can often hold more weight than mobile units. This makes them a viable solution for operations that utilize extremely heavy equipment or for those that need to carry heavy materials. Though they are powerful, these units cannot be repositioned or put away when not in use. This means that one area of your facility will be permanently designated as a shipping/receiving area, reducing versatility and flexibility should your needs change over time.

To learn more about their selection of portable loading ramps, get in touch with the team at Dura-Ramp. They can be reached through their online contact form and will work with you to determine the perfect unit for your needs.