All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts will all tell you that if you plan to use your vehicle somewhere other than your backyard, you’re going to need a good ramp to help load and unload it from your truck or trailer. The problem is, there are so many options for ramps to choose from. It might seem nearly impossible to narrow down your options for a first-time buyer.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the research for you to find the best ATV loading ramps money can buy. We should note that not every ramp is right for every consumer, so we’ve also come up with a handy buyer’s guide to help you determine which of these ramps best matches your needs.
What to Look for in an ATV Ramp
The best way to start your search for a new ramp is to ask yourself a few basic questions. First, how are you planning to use your loading ramp? Do you plan to load onto a truck or a trailer? If you plan to use a truck, is it lifted more than factory? All of these questions will help to determine the loading height you’ll need on a ramp and therefore the ramp length.
You should also consider the elements in which you’ll be loading your ATV. If there’s bound to be some dirt, mud, snow, or rain in your future, you may want to consider a ramp with serrated and open rungs that will provide more traction and create less mess in your truck or trailer bed.
Whether or not you’re going to load your ATV primarily by yourself is another question to ask yourself. If you are planning on loading alone most of the time, you may want an extra-long ramp that will reduce the angle on which you’ll load. Loading at an extreme angle alone can be disastrous, especially if you’re new to ATVs or loading them in general.
If you plan to use your ramp for any equipment aside from an ATV, like a lawn mower, you will have a few extras to consider as well. Does the weight capacity work for both vehicles? Does the ramp work for all tire types, or is it specifically made for the tires found on all-terrain vehicles? Will the angle of the ramp work for the height of both? All of these are vital considerations.
Finally, you need to consider what the ramp is made of. You can find ramps in cheap plastic, sturdy steel, or rustproof aluminum. The material your ramp is made from can either help or hinder you as you use it over time. Steel is durable and well priced, but is subject to rust, while aluminum is lightweight, won’t rust, and is easy to handle on your own.
Okay, so you’ve asked yourself all of the questions above, and you feel like you’re on the right track. Now what? Well, you should probably consider the style ramp you need. There are several varieties out there, so we’ll talk a little bit about each to help you make the right choice for you. The styles include the following:
These ramps are available in folding and non-folding styles. They are also available straight or arched. A dual runner will come as two separate ramps, so they are nice for those who might be loading vehicles of different widths, or who may be interested in loading a bike with the same ramp as their ATV. They do require a high ground clearance for vehicles you’ll load, though.
A bi-fold ramp is a ramp that is hinged in the center so that it can fold in widthwise for storage. It is generally much faster to set up than a dual runner, but just as simple to bring along for the ride. You still may need higher ground clearance on your ATV to use this type of ramp, so it probably isn’t right to do double duty for your lawn tractor or snow blower as well.
This low profile ramp folds in thirds for storage between the tires of most ATVs during travel. When folded out, it looks more like a complete trailer ramp than a typical ATV ramp, which makes it nice for loading vehicles of different widths. This style is available with a semi-open center track for a lighter option, but regardless, the center of the ramp adds stability.
This style is the most versatile regarding loading any kind of equipment. The trailer style is larger and does not always fold down for easy storage, so it may not be right for you if you’re looking for something that you can easily fit into a smaller area during travel or when it isn’t in use.
Non-Folding and Arched
Ramps that aren’t arched can sometimes necessitate extra length to avoid having ATVs or other vehicles bottom out as they crest the bed of a pickup truck or large trailer. Arched ramps can help you to avoid this problem by providing additional clearance. The downside to an arched ramp is that it usually doesn’t fold down for storage.
How We Determine Our Top Picks
Now that we’ve discussed what you should look for in a ramp let’s talk about how we came up with our top picks for the best ATV loading ramps. We considered a few different factors when coming up with our list. First of all, we wanted to include various styles since we know not every style is right for every person. We also considered durability and weight capacity.
We wanted to make sure that the ramps on our list would last, and their usability was top notch, especially for those of you who will be loading your ATV or other vehicles on your own at least some of the time. Finally, we considered how easy these ramps would be to store. Although we didn’t give as much consideration to this area, we wanted to ensure it wasn’t a deal breaker.
Top 8 Best ATV Loading Ramps
You know what to look for in an ATV loading ramp, and you know how we came up with our favorites. Now it’s time to have a look at our picks for the best ATV loading ramps money can buy. These are the top eight in no particular order since we’ve said that one may work best for you while another may work best for us. It’s all about how you use it.
This ramp by Rage Powersports is perfect for heavy-duty use. It is a trifold ramp for easy storage and is simple to handle on your own or with help. It’s made from high-grade aluminum, which means it will last a long time without rusting, and it’s going to be lighter weight than your average steel ramp. It supports up to 1500 pounds so you can load most anything.
This ramp comes with a hinge system to help you secure it to your truck or trailer for added stability. It also comes with straps to add additional security as you load and unload, making it an ideal choice for those who will need to load and unload on their own regularly. This ramp can be difficult to walk up if you need to guide a load, but overall it’s a great choice for most people.
- Bi-fold ramp for loading ATVs or golf carts onto a trailer or truck bed
- Measures 7' 11" L x 50" W; folds to 25" W x 5" H for compact storage; maximum 1,500 lb weight capacity
- Folds down to one-third its size for easy transport and storage
Another Black Widow option that we love is the IBF-9550, which is an extra long bi-fold ramp. This ramp still has a 1500 pound capacity like our previous option, but its added length can help you to maneuver vehicles with lower ground clearance up, or to load a taller truck when you need to. This model is made to load a wide range of vehicles from bikes to ATVs to UTVs.
Once again you’ll get safety straps with this model to help you secure your load. You’ll also love the traction that the serrated rungs on this ramp create. We once again caution you on walking up the ramp, since the holes in it are large enough that you might get a foot caught, or have one fall through. Still, this ramp is a good option for those who need versatility.
- SPECIALLY DESIGNED: The special arched design of our ramp pair allows you much better clearance than other loading...
- SAFETY STRAPS INCLUDED: To better secure your valuable cargo, we’re happy to include safety straps with the delivery...
- 1,200-POUND CAPACITY PER PAIR: These heavy-duty loading ramps have a 1,200-pound loading capacity, meaning that you’re...
We love the 94-S by Titan Ramps because it’s lightweight and easy to use solo or with help. Its aluminum construction means it is less likely to wear down with use in the elements, and its lightweight stature doesn’t mean it lacks in weight capacity. This ramp can handle up to 1200 pounds at a time.
The 94-S is arched for easier and quicker loading and unloading. The arched nature also allows for more clearance for lower vehicles and adds safety. The crossbar is serrated for additional traction as you load, making it easier to load on your own. The downside to this one is that the black paint can chip quickly, so if you like to keep up appearances, this one may not be an ideal.
- CAPACITY OF 1,500POUNDS: These ramps are ideal for transferring any fourwheeled vehicle to a truck trailer. Use a single...
- IDEAL ATV, DIRT BIKE, AND LAWN MOWER LOADING RAMPS: Whether youre transporting an ATV a few miles or all the way across...
- SAFETY STRAPS INCLUDED: No need to purchase safety straps separately! These truck tailgate ramps include heavy duty load...
Another excellent Titan product, the ATV001 ramp set is once again made from lightweight and durable aluminum. The arched design allows for clearance on ultra-low vehicles like lawnmowers while being sturdy enough for your larger ATVs as well. The weight capacity on this set is 1500 pounds again, but the ramp is only 33 pounds, making it easy to carry around.
Added safety features like the rubber tipped fingers and safety straps make this a great ramp for those of you who are new to the ATV scene or who will be loading on your own regularly. The ramp folds in half for simple storage, and is longer than many at 7.5ft, making it a good choice for those who need some extra distance to ease the angle of the load.
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Safety and stability are the number one priorities of this Yaheetech ramp system. Three rubber tips on top keep your ramps stable and your truck uninjured during the loading and unloading process, while three caps at the bottom keep the ramp from slipping. The high-capacity aluminum design can hold 1500 pounds, and you can use the pair for almost any vehicle.
The arched design makes clearance a non-issue, and the bi-fold design makes storage a breeze. This ramp pair isn’t as long as some of the others on our list, so it’s better for trailers or an average size truck, but overall the design and stability is what makes this one stand out from the crowd.
- 【Portable Design】single folded, lightweight aluminum construction, with build-in handle, Easy for carrying and...
- 【Heavy Duty and Well Made】durable welded mobility ramp, sturdy aluminum construction with a maximum 600lbs capacity,...
- 【Safety Design】serrated top firmly attached to the trailer or ground to prevent slipping. 2.5" angled lip with...
With the highest weight capacity on our list, the Goplus heavy-duty ramps are not here to mess around. These bad boys can hold up to 1760 pounds, so you’ll never have to worry about overloading them. The pair only weighs 18 pounds per piece, or 36 pounds total, which means they’re also easy to handle by yourself.
These ramps once again come with rubber tips to keep them secure without causing damage to your truck or trailer. They also come with adjustable safety straps to keep your load safe throughout the trip. The surface is built for traction to help prevent slipping, and the arched design adds clearance where you need it.
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This ramp pair is compact, durable, and lightweight. It can be used for anything from an ATV to a mobility scooter with ease and safety. Each piece of the ramp can hold up to 750 pounds, making their combined weight capacity 1500 pounds. Their heavy-duty hinges, joints, and crossbars are welded for extra strength.
Safety and security are at the forefront with this pair since they once again come with safety straps and rubber fingers for stability while loading. They are durable ramps that will last you a long time. They also come with a five-year guarantee, so you won’t have to worry about defective equipment or poor workmanship ruining your weekend plans.
- Weight: 32 lbs - No assembly required
- Capacity: 1500 lbs (per pair) - Arched design
- Raised side rails / Plate top style with built-in traction - Safety straps included
This two-ramp system is more than seven feet long, so you can easily use it with a higher truck or trailer. They fold in half for simple and quick storage and are made from aluminum for durability. This system holds up to 1500 pounds collectively and has rubber fingers for safety and security as you load.
The surface on this system is built for traction, but might not be the best choice for road tires. Tires with more traction control make it up the ramp with ease. The arched design once again makes clearance a breeze. These ramps are made for more than just loading ATVs, so don’t be worried about loading up a bike, snow blower, or lawn mower using this pair.
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