Ramps: When to Use and How to Choose
Choosing the Right Ramp
The right ramp can make loading and unloading your heavy equipment quick and easy. Zero-turn mowers, tractors, motorcycles and ATVs often need transporting to other locations, and ramps help you get the job done. In addition, lighter weight ramps are great for getting equipment into and out of sheds or other areas with raised thresholds. Choosing the right ramp, based on the strength of the materials and the size of the load, helps you avoid costly errors when moving equipment from place to place.
Step deck trailer ramps are designed to load the heaviest of equipment, including cars, into trucks for transport. These kinds of ramps are typically made of aluminum, so they're lightweight and easy to move wherever needed. Step deck ramps come with levelers so that each side of the ramp is right where it needs to be to get your vehicle or equipment moved safely. These ramps are available in weight capacities of 4,000 to 23,500 pounds.
Car and truck loading ramps are perfect for loading vehicles or equipment into or off of flat-bed trailers or high-capacity utility trailers. Also made of aluminum, car and truck loading ramps can hold up to 12,000 pounds.
Heavy equipment ramps are the perfect option for loading and unloading bobcats, lawn tractors, motorcycles and ATVs. Made of military-grade aluminum, these ramps are lightweight and rust resistant. Heavy equipment ramps have a weight-bearing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and often come with wheels for easier transport and setup. These kinds of ramps come in pairs or in tri-fold, which will open the width of the truck bed or trailer you are using.
Ramps are also a convenient way to help you move smaller equipment from place to place without having to lift anything off the ground. This saves both your back and the potential wear and tear on things like lawn mowers, wheelbarrows and garden carts. Foldable when not in use, these ramps are made of heavy-duty aluminum for years of reliable support.
Tractor Supply is your one-stop-shop for heavy-duty ramps as well as jack stands, jacks and other accessories designed to make equipment and vehicle transport safe and easy.