ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Industries, a World Class Company, is pleased to announce the expansion of its rugged line of portable and stationary yard ramps. Available in durable, cost-effective steel or lightweight aluminum, Beacon yard ramps are capable of handling loads of up to 30,000 pounds for facilitating loading activities in the absence of fixed loading docks. Special capacities and sizes have been built.
The steel yard ramps support all makes and models of fork trucks and are compatible with over-the-road tractor trailers and railcars. They are especially useful at construction sites and in dynamic loading and unloading areas. Depending on the model, users may control ramp heights by activating attached hand cranks, hydraulic lifts or dock levelers.
Beacon yard ramps come in two standard lengths: 30 feet and 36 feet. While both feature identical inclines and offer similar load-bearing capabilities, the longer model has a level section that measures 6 feet in length, allowing the forks to be parallel with the truck bed when entering the truck. Depending on the exact model, widths may range from less than 50 inches to nearly 100 inches.
These versatile yard ramps are available in two basic material choices: steel and aluminum. Historically, the company's steel ramps have been the more popular choice due to their ruggedness and cost-effective construction. These ramps weigh between 3,780 and 6,720 pounds. Optional accessories include edge of dock levelers, hand rails, a standard tow package with pneumatic tires and a high-speed tow package that works at up to 45 miles per hour.
Beacon's lightweight aluminum ramps are ideal for dynamic loading applications in coastal areas that create oxidation and rust in steel models. Their rugged mesh grating offers a traction surface for fork trucks. Optional add-ons include tow bar hitches and pneumatic tires.
About Beacon Industries, Inc.
Since 1949, Beacon Industries has provided a wide range of engineering, construction and material handling equipment for architects, designers, manufacturers and logistics companies. In addition to its yard ramps, Beacon's signature product lines include loading dock levelers, workplace safety systems, scissor lifts and packaging equipment. The company also maintains patented loss prevention and logistics automation systems that use state of the art RFID and GPS technology along with Bluetooth capability.
For more information about Beacon's entire lineup of yard ramps and other equipment, visit the company's website or call (800) 454-7159.
SOURCE Beacon Industries, Inc.