Steel Ramps Vs. Aluminum Ramps: What’s Better?

It is always hard to make a decision when you’re stuck between 2 options. Which will benefit you and your business the most? What will drag you down? Between Steel and Aluminum yard ramps, there are so many different features that makes them a better way to go than the other one.  Steel dock ramps can feel like a better choice than aluminum ramp at times, vise versa. What one lacks, the other one packs.

Steel is better than aluminum in the sense that it can hold up to 25,000 pounds where as aluminum can only hold up to 16,000 pounds. Though this doesn’t seem like a huge difference, it actually is because the stronger the ramp is, the better. For example if you’re carrying something really heavy, then it slips out your hands and falls, the steel is less likely to break due to it’s big amount of durability. The steel ramps are made to work well in whatever weather is faced and are lightweight.

Another way that steel is better is since it’s more affordable. You have to maintain the ramps which is both a good and bad thing. On the other hand, you don’t need to maintain Aluminum you have to replace it which is also good and bad because having to keep replacing the ramps could be very costly.

Yard ramps are a major purchase, wouldn’t you rather spend your moneys worth on something that is of value? Coming to a conclusion on which of these is the better choice may be difficult, but we’ve highlighted the key components you should keep in mind when buying a yard ramp. If you have any questions or need a quote, please contact us at 877-4-MEDLIN.