Strip malls are one of most common types of commercial real estate that businesses can rent out. However, many businesses face the same challenge when it comes to renting out this type of space; the lack of loading dock. Strip malls are not typically built with loading dock space in mind. Often times, at best there is a narrow alley behind the strip mall. But with more and more stores and businesses receiving bulk shipments and large items, the need for a loading dock is becoming increasingly important.
So what can you do?
The best solution is a yard ramp or a mobile yard ramp. A yard ramp fulfills the purpose of a loading dock, allowing large amounts of product to be delivered and received.
For Your Consideration
Unfortunately your search does not conclude at “yard ramp”. There are a lot of factors involved with finding the right one for your strip mall. For example most yard ramps will come in a variety of weight capacities. How heavy the forklift and shipments will be will determine what capacity yard ramp you need. A standard rule is that you want a weight capacity that will be three times the weight of the heaviest forklift that will be used.
Secondly, you should consider the dimensions of the yard ramp. Ramps come in varying widths and lengths. When looking at the length, you will also need to take into account the level off, which is the platform at the end of the inclined ramp. Widths will often be shown as “usable width” which is the width of the ramp that can actually be used. The usable width does not include the width of the two safety curbs on either side of the ramp.
Mobile or Stationary Yard Ramp
For more information about purchasing stationary or mobile yard ramps, contact Medlin Ramps online or give us a call at 877-4-MEDLIN.