ITz Yard Ramp F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)


What is a yard ramp?

A yard ramp is a large ramp made of steel or aluminum that can support a forklift as it moves materials from one level to another, usually from the ground to a truck trailer or from the ground to a loading dock. They’re most commonly used at shipping warehouses and distribution centers to load and unload goods, but they’re fit for use in any industrial yard where heavy material and products are stacked on pallets.

How do I use a yard ramp?

Most yard ramps are portable, so they can be used in a variety of different ways. Most businesses use them as portable loading docks, especially if their shipping facilities don’t have a dedicated loading dock of their own. The ramp can be positioned easily to meet an incoming shipment and still be sturdy enough to support a fully loaded forklift going up and down its surface.

How long can I rent a yard ramp?

We generally rent our yard ramps on a month-to-month basis. However, we can work out shorter rental agreements if you need one for a shorter period of time. Just give us a call at 262-671-5000!

I need a yard ramp ASAP. What are my options?

With multiple distribution hubs and countless rentals on location, we have yard ramps stationed all over the United States. This means that we can get a yard ramp to you FAST. Call us at 262-671-5000 and we’ll find you a yard ramp rental ASAP.

I no longer use my yard ramp. Can I sell it?

Skip the hassle; sell your yard ramp the ITz way! You complete the 5-minute online form. Tell us about your yard ramp and include a few photos. We prepare a valuation of your yard ramp and we agree on the sale price. Your ramp is sold! We find a buyer for your used yard ramp and you get 70% of the purchase price. We pick up and deliver. Don’t worry about shipping your yard ramp yourself; we will handle every detail to get your newly sold yard ramp to its next location. Learn more about selling your yard ramp here.

How do I move the yard ramp into place?

Yard ramps are moved and positioned using a forklift. We authored this guide with step-by-step instructions for moving your portable yard ramp.

How do I offload my yard ramp when it arrives?

Yard ramps are shipped on the back of a flatbed truck. You’ll then need a forklift (or two) or a crane to offload the ramp once it reaches your destination.

Should I rent or buy a yard ramp?

If you are looking for a short-term solution, renting a yard ramp by the month is a great choice. If you’re looking to keep the ramp for slightly longer, our long-term lease and rent-to-own plans offer some very reasonable rates. We authored this guide to help you decide whether renting or buying a yard ramp is the best choice for your application.

Can I finance my yard ramp purchase?

Yes. Industrial Toolz makes financing a yard ramp a simple and straightforward process. Just let our ramp experts know you’re interested in financing when you call 262-671-5000 or inquire. We also offer a rent-to-own program.

What are the benefits of portable steel yard ramps compared to concrete loading ramps?

There are multiple benefits of using a portable steel yard ramp. We’ve created a guide comparing permanent concrete loading docks and portable steel yard ramps to help you decide which loading solution is best for your business.