Forklift Ramps, Yard Ramps, also known as Portable Loading Ramps or Portable Loading Docks, are a safe and cost-effective answer to warehouses without any dock access. Load, or unload ocean containers along with boxed trucks, fast and efficiently with a 1 man operation.
OSHA 1910.178(n)(7) addresses regulations for ramps, slopes or inclines that must be followed any time a powered industrial truck is on a defined incline. Climbing excessive grades can have a negative effect on battery cycle time, fuel consumption, component temperature, longevity and reliability of the machine. While the ability to reliably climb a ramp is important, safely descending a ramp when carrying heavy loads is equally concerning. The forklift must be able to safely stop on the required grade.
We design our units to be within a 7%-11% Grade which works great with gas powered forklifts. If you have a electric powered forklift the ramp may require a lower grade to function properly. OSHA standards do not have specific requirements for accessing a portable storage trailer on a job site. A ramp can be a suitable means of access. However, where the height of the trailer floor exceeds 6 feet, guard rails or other fall protection will be required. 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(6): requires that "Each employee on ramps, runways, and other walkways shall be protected from falling 6 feet (1.8m) or more to the lower level by guardrail systems.
Ordering a ramp is easy! Here are a few details you will need when ordering your forklift ramp.
Max width for ocean containers is 91.5" wide. Giving you a usable width of 85.5" wide.
Most forklifts are between 48"-60" wide. Our ramps start out at 73" usable width (add 6" to usable width for total width of ramp).
Standard Lead time 1-3 weeks (Depending on when the order was placed & shop load.)
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Shipping Freight Class for our Forklift Ramp is : 250
Can ship via Flatbed or Hotshot.
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Once your ramp arrives via flatbed or hotshot you must put both forklifts with forks spread as much as possible directly between the center of gravity of the ramp and lift once the ramp is level and has a clearing the truck will drive forward and you will need to simultaneously lower the ramp until its completely on the ground. You can then attached the toe-boot and move the ramp like a trailer using 1 forklift.