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altam yard ramps

Altam Mobile Forklift Ramps

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.

Concrete vs Steel

Often you are left with a decision to go with concrete or steel. Which would be more efficient? Which would be better suited for your investment? In most cases you will find that steel is:
  • Less Expensive
  • Portable
  • Can be reconfigured
  • No permit required
  • Goes with you when you move
  • Ramp Safety & Regulations

    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.

    ramp grade safety

    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.

    ramp grade safety
    Here at Altam, we believe you can never be too safe to ensure the safety of your workers or yourself. We recommend if you will be having personnel using the ramp as a walkway to have handrails for added safety. Even a 4ft drop can have a serious injury or even death.

    Our Ramp Features

    Engineered to ensure years of reliable service.
    • Carbon Steel Construction
    • Serrated Grating Surface (Self Cleaning)
    • 4 USA Made Super Solid IDL wheels
    • Incline standard at 29ft
    • up to 10ft level off
    • Toe boot for easy mobility
    • Safety Chain to Secure Ramp to Truck/Containers

    How To Order

    Ordering a ramp is easy! Here are a few details you will need when ordering your forklift ramp.

    • Take your Forklift and multiply the capacity by 3. (IE 5,000# forklift x 3 = 15,000# Capacity Yard Ramp).
    • Level off is important aswell. Customers usually order a 6ft level off to save on costs. Which results in taking out the first few set of pallets off the back of the truck then putting the ramp in service. With the 10ft level off you would save time and just roll ramp directly into service.
    • Are you going to be having personnel walking on the ramp? If so you will be needing 42in Hand Rails to ensure safety.
    • Do your forklift have oversized wheels? We can have the side curbs extended to your desired size from 5in that are standard on all units.
    Request For Quote

    Altam provides you the best range of Yard Ramps (Forklift Ramps) with quality & timely delivery.

    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.) 
    To view current Sales Tax Click here.

    Shipping Freight Class for our Forklift Ramp is : 250
    Can ship via Flatbed or Hotshot.
    We provide great shipping rates nation wide!

    Touch up paint for Yard Ramps:
  • Rust-oleum7776 Matte Black
  • Rust-oleum 7727 Gloss Royal Blue
  • Rust-oleum 7715 Aluminum ( Silver / Galvanized)
  • Rust-oleum 242257 Safety Red
  • Rust-oleum 242258 Safety Yellow

  • How to offload a ramp when it arrives at your facility?

    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.

    Toll Free: +1 866 650 7653
    Office: +1 310 637 1036
    1110 S Petrolia Ave
    Compton CA 90221