Selecting The Capacity Of Yard Ramps

When selecting the capacity of a mobile container loading ramp (yard ramp) it is necessary to consider the combined weight of the heaviest forklift and the heaviest weight of the loads it will carry, plus a safety factor. Where nominal loads may be exceeded ( i.e. due to water absorption in the paper recycling industry etc.) it is important to fully allow for this when calculating the ramp capacity.

As a rough rule of thumb, some manufacturers suggest to start by considering a yard ramp with at least three times the rated capacity of your largest forklift truck.

Where ramps are used on a multiple shift basis, or with specialised equipment, advice should always be sought from the original manufacturer.

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