Here at Budget Shipping Containers, we well as the UKs largest online range of shipping containers for sale we also have an excellent range of ramps for shipping containers.
Shipping containers generally have a circa 5 inch lip between ground level and the internal floor line. If you can to get anything from a wheelbarrow or sack truck, up to a forklift truck into your container, you will need some form of ramp for your shipping container.
In this post, we detail the ranges of ramps we have available for a range of uses and prices to meet this widest possible range of options.
Shipping Container Forklift Ramp
We have 2 models of forklift ramp. Our basic model has a 6 tonne capacity and our heavy duty option has a 10 tonne capacity. This one peice design can be lifted and moved by the fork lift truck itself via the 2 fork pockets at the front of the ramp.
This also means that the forklift ramp can be easily stored inside a shipping container. This can help keep your site neat and tidy at the end of using the ramp or at the end of any shift.
These ramps are made to order, custom colour options and additional modifications are available if required. We can also modify the design to work with different types of shipping container (for example side opening container or an open top container will have a deeper floor and require a slightly higher ramp as a result . Minor price variations may apply in these cases)
Most in the Uk are probably fed up of hearing ‘strong and stable’ recently – but we can guarantee our shipping container forklift ramps are just that!
These forklift ramps require a flat smooth surface to work on, if the ground for the forklift is not level and firm the ramp may not safe to use with heavy forklifts. These ramps need to have the shipping container doors open before you place the ramp down for use. You cannot operate the doors with the ramp in place due to the bottom of the locking rods on the container doors going below the internal floor line.
You can view full specs and more info on these shipping container forklift ramps on our product page
Pallet Trolley, sack truck and wheelbarrow ramps for shipping containers
Many operations do not have a fork lift to load or unload their container, but they may still want to get goods in and our via wheelbarrow, sack truck or pallet trolly – or you may have items stored inside (eg sit on mowers or similar) that you want to get in and out of your shipping container easily.
We have a range of smaller ramp options ideal for these purposes. Most of these are made to order so we can easily modify the designs slightly for a specific use. For example you may wish to ensure that this container ramp is wide enough for your sit on mower. Its very easy for us to ensure that any ramp option meets a specific requirement like this for you.
These smaller ramp options are designed to be lifted and moved into position by 2 people. They are too heavy for one person to operate safely.
Here are some examples of our smaller shipping container ramp options:
The exact price, size and design of each ramp may vary slightly from one option to the next. this is because our yards generally make these up to order and erach yard has a slightly different way of building their container ramps. To keep your prices down we aim to have the same yard that your container comes from build your ramp.
We do also have an option that can be delivered via courier anywhere in the UK, so if you already have a container and need a ramp for it we can still help.
Ramps for flat pack storage containers
As well as our huge range of shipping and storage containers, we also offer a sizeable range of flat pack storage containers. these are ideal for gardens, allotments and other locations where we may not be able to deliver a shipping container. (Our delivery trucks can’t lift containers over houses, trees and other large obstacles)
If you need to load something big and heavy into your flat pack containers (eg a motorbike or sit on mower) its probably best to give us a call and let us know. Some of our ranges come with an option for a fitted ramp that’s very easy to use, other options do not have the ramp option.
Here are some pictures of the ramp options that can come with our flat pack storage containers.
If you need a ramp for a shipping container, please feel free to get in touch. You can click the contact us tab at the top right of this (and every) page to get our contact info, or if you know what ramp option you want, you can always complete our quote request form and we will come back to firm up costs ASAP for you.