Uses and Application of Trailer Ramps
Trailer loading ramps or step deck ramps are mainly used by drivers with step deck trailers rather than flatbed drivers. Step deck trailers are long trailer beds with two platforms of different heights. The shorter part of the trailer gives drivers a foot or two of additional height space, so they can safely haul tall loads under bridges. Step deck ramps are key accessories for step deck trailers and RGN.
Trailer loading ramps empower drivers to easily transition cargo between the high and low platforms on their step-trailer. Portable ramps can also be used to load heavy cargo from the ground, or they can be converted into load levelers by turning them on their side and securing them to the lower platform. That essentially transforms a step-trailer bed into a flatbed with a single, consistent height, so the step-trailer can load lumber or steel.
Primary Components of Trailer Loading Ramps?
Trailer ramps have five main components to use and make a bridge for each load-unload.
This is available in two options. The first is evenly spaced military-grade aluminum rungs so heavy-duty equipment tires can easily grip and roll up the slope, and other cargo just slides up and down the ramp.
The second ramp surface option is a slip-resistant surface made of flat aluminum textured with EZ Traction plating, which is optimal for auto-hauling.
Adjustable Ramp Stands
This lets you change the ramp's height (and, in doing that, the steepness of the ramp's incline) to safely transition cargo from trailers of various heights.
Storage brackets or ramp hangers make it easy to store ramps under your truck, or on the back of your trailer, while you're driving.
Attaching brackets are securement points that are welded to the trailer, so you can attach the step deck ramp to it safely. Other connection-point options include hook ends, flat plates, pin-on, and hook/plate hybrids.
Trailer Ramp Dolly
A trailer dolly ramp has wheels and allows you easily to cart your ramp across a lot or warehouse.
When you’re converting a trailer loading ramp into a load leveler, you’ll need two extra accessories.
Ramp to Load Leveler Converter Stakes:
If you’ll be hauling lumber, you need lumber hold clips to secure the lumber to your load leveler.
Trailer Ramps Benefits While Loading Equipment
Trailer loading ramps are safer than using cranes to load heavy cargo. Because they’re relatively lightweight, you’re unlikely to sustain an injury from physical strain, and they don’t add much to your truck’s total weight when they’re stored.
For wheeled equipment like forklifts, you can even drive the equipment right up the ramp and into place.
When to Use Aluminum Loading Ramps?
Step deck trailer drivers use these truck ramps most often to load tall, heavy cargo like cars, Bobcat vehicles, machinery, military equipment, or any kind of heavy, non-stackable cargo.
How to Use Loading Ramps?
The key to using trailer loading ramps successfully knows the specifics of your cargo. Different ramps have different weight capacities, often noted per axle, and many are designed with specific loads in mind.
For example, extremely heavy-duty ramps can be geared towards heavy military equipment, while ramps optimized for forklifts are typically shorter.
Qualities Assurance of Mytee Products’ Trailer Loading Ramps
Since there are many differences in hauls jobs, we give you the power to customize your ramp's size, surface, connecting point, and safety options. Choose from a wide variety of loading ramps right here online, or call us for a customization consultation at 1-888-705-8277.