The Aluminum Loading Ramp
website features all the major types of an aluminum loading ramp from all the major suppliers.
ramps are a must if you are looking to load and move
practically anything on wheels. A ramp made from aluminum is a good choice because it is strong and durable
while being lightweight enough for easy handling. Aluminum ramps are rust and corrosion resistant so will
last for years.
There is a huge selection in the types of ramps available. The
aluminum loading ramp you choose will largely depend on what you need it for and the size of your truck or
trailer. That’s not to say that you absolutely need a pickup truck or trailer to use a ramp.
Some people find them useful even with an SUV or mini van type of
vehicle. Ramps are really just a way to move a load without having to physically lift it into the vehicle. And
if you choose a folding ramp they are easy to store right in the vehicle.
Uses Of An Aluminum Loading Ramp
When it comes right down to it, a loading ramp is probably one of the
most important “tools” you can have because it allows you to do so much more.
Load up the dirt bike or ATV for a day of riding using a loading
ramp. You’ll also want to bring the power washer which conveniently has wheels so is easy to push up the
Generators are notoriously heavy. Being able to put it on a set of
wheels and push it up into the bed of your truck or even the trunk area of your SUV or mini van is a lot easier
Riding a street bike is a great way to spend a day, but you may want
to transport your bike to a different locale before you ride. Loading ramps let you do that easily.
Want to bring the gator or the golf cart up to the cottage? An
aluminum loading ramp is really the best way to get it into your trailer.
Need to go and cut some grass? Set up the ramp and ride your lawn
tractor into the back of your truck or trailer. Same thing for the snowblower in the winter.
Transporting wheel chairs or other types of mobility equipment is
made a lot easier with a loading ramp no matter what kind of vehicle you are driving.
Types Of Aluminum Loading Ramps
There are many types of loading ramps. What you choose depends on the
job you have in mind. Some of the more popular models available include folding or collapsible and arched,
available as single or double ramps.
Folding or collapsible ramps are convenient because they fold up or
come apart, usually in half making them easy to store. Larger ramps may be tri-folds which fold into thirds
again making them more convenient to carry around when not in use.
Arched ramps help avoid bottoming out when loading or unloading
because of the angle. ATV loading
ramps often have this feature.
Ramps come as single or double ramps. Single ramps may be narrow and
designed for motorcycles or larger to accommodate larger items like lawn tractors. These will be heavier but may
be easier to use for loading rather than setting up a double ramp.
If your ramp will strictly be for loading up a motorcycle or dirt
bike, you may want to opt for a single ramp. Even at that there are variations. If you are going to be doing the
loading yourself, longer motorcycle
loading ramps make it easier to walk your bike up to the truck
Some ramps are designed with a rubber or metal lip to prevent the
bike from going over the edge when it’s being loaded. This might be a useful feature if you are loading without
Ramps with dual runners are a popular choice. They give you the
flexibility to load just about any kind of vehicle or equipment. Even loading a motorcycle gives you more
control with a dual track because you can walk up beside the bike.
Dual runner ramps are a must when loading ATVs, riding lawnmowers,
golf carts, mobility equipment and anything with more than two wheels. Just be sure to check weight
specifications when ordering one of these. You’ll want to be sure it will handle what you want to
Many ramps have riveted rung construction to add extra strength.
Choose an aluminum loading ramp with a wide surface to accommodate all wheel sizes. Better ramps use a cam buckle strap
system to securely connect the ramps to your vehicle with rubber coated fingers to protect your tailgate from