Stationary Loading Dock Ramps

Stationary Loading Dock Ramps

Loading Dock Ramp Features

  • All steel welded construction
  • 12,000 to 60,000 pounds capacities
  • Lengths from 16' to 50' and more
  • Widths from 70" to 120" and wider
  • Leveling devices mechanical or hydraulic
  • Traction provided by steel serrated grating
    and diamond plate

Features for Stationary Loading Dock Ramps

Diamond Deck Steel Approach Plates

One of the unique features of a Bluff loading ramp is the floor plate at each end.  Full width and covering the approach and discharge end of the ramps, it:

  • Eases the transition from ground, dock and grating
  • Serves as the turning pad for forklift tires…turning on grating is bad news
  • Absorbs impact of lift truck & load entering the yard ramp
  • Diamond Deck design aids in traction


  • Serrated for Traction
  • Self-Cleaning

Serrated grating provides excellent traction and the open design prevents buildup of water, snow, oil, grease and miscellaneous debris. The lower end approach plate provides maximum support and smooth transition onto the ramp grating surface. Approach plate allows fork lift wheels to turn without damage to grating bar.


  • Heavy-duty formed steel side girders provide main load-bearing capability
  • Steel side girders welded to steel Z members form a superior frame

Multiple Z cross members are welded to the side girders, then self-cleaning steel grating is welded to the Z members to form a one-piece unitized yard ramp.

Safety Chain

Standard safety chains hold yard ramp securely to the trailer or dock. Optional dock side chain brackets permanently tie ramp to dock.

Side Curbs

One of the truly unique aspects of the Bluff yard ramp design is it's side curbs. A full 8" above the driving surface of the ramp, they offer maximum run-off protection. Not like competitive designs that use tubing which is easily knocked loose, the Bluff curb is a structural part of the overall design.

Options for Ground-to-Dock Loading Ramps


Optional adjustable leg sets can be used to position the Bluff dock ramp for use with trailers and containers. The legs should be lowered into place before forklift truck traffic begins. This allows the weight to be borne by the ramp itself rather than the legs. For applications where a yard ramp is servicing multiple trucks, we suggest a Truck-to-Ground yard ramp (with mobile undercarriage.)

Recessed Curb

Sometimes the ramp section that sits on the dock itself interferes with the dock door closing. We can recess the curb (cut it back) by up to 6". In most cases the door will close on top of the plate with minor adjustments. Call your Bluff service rep for help in getting the right dimensions.