National Guard Seeks Custom Mobile Equipment Ramp

Military Procurement Specialist Contracts Nation Ramps For National Guard Custom Mobile Equipment Ramp


Mercaterra Atlantic regularly bids on military contracts and approached Nation Ramps about designing and bidding on a custom mobile equipment loading ramp for the National Guard in Varnsville, South Carolina. The National Guard required a ramp with 50,000 lbs capacity, a maximum length of 35’ and completely mobile. Used for military equipment loading and off-loading they also needed the ramp to be a maximum grade of 9.5°. Together with Mercaterra Atlantic, Nation Ramps designed a unit that met all of the National Guard demands to win the contract. Once the contract was awarded the ramp needed to be designed, manufactured and delivered to Varnsville within a four-week window.

The solution was a custom Nation Ramps Equipment Loading Ramp (EQP50K). Having sold and rented many ramps and platforms to the US Military we knew the demands for performance and quality required for this National Guard project. Prior to beginning the manufacturing process, our engineering team produced drawings for discussion and approval. Once the National Guard was satisfied and signed off on the design, we manufactured and delivered the custom ramp to South Carolina within a short three week window.

Our Solution:


Ramp Length 31.25 Feet
Ramp Width 102 Inches
Ramp Usable Width 97 Inches
Ramp Capacity 50,000LBS (GVW)
Ramp Height – Adjustable 46″ to 56″
Operating Angle Range 7°  to 9°  (+/- 0.5°)
15” Safety Rub Rails
Tire & Wheel Tow Package

For the South Carolina National Guard, a Nation Ramps custom EQP50K was the answer to fulfill all of their in-field requirements. With 50,000 lbs. weight capacity, 8.5’ wide ramp, ability to adjust height from 46” to 56” while maintaining a grade of between 7° to 9° and an overall length of 31.25’. Along with the difficult design specs the unit included a high-capacity tire & wheel package with hidden hitch for quick hook up and tow capability. Able to handle the wear of military applications and continue to perform time and time again in the most difficult conditions

Working closely with Mercaterra Atlantic to help them win and fulfill one of their many procurement contracts is another example of the benefits to dealing with Nation Ramps professional team including our talented engineering and production staff. Designed for durability and with high quality North American steel; built to survive the rigors of unforgiving and non-stop use. Chosen by Mercaterra Atlantic and the South Carolina National Guard because Nation Ramps was capable of meeting their custom requirements, short delivery window and budget.

Nation Ramps has earned a solid reputation from working with clients like Mercaterra Atlantic and the South Carolina National Guard throughout the United States and Canada. Delivering quality engineered ground to dock, portable loading dock, equipment loading and custom solutions that meet our clients’ demands to improve efficiency; saving time and money.

Thank you, Mercaterra Atlantic, for the opportunity to work with you on this project.  We look forward to working with you again to help meet your portable loading ramp / dock needs!

Questions or interested in learning more? Contact our Ramp Team today!!



Our Nation Ramps Equipment Loading Dock Ramps are designed with the user in mind. Our clients have the freedom to select one of five product models, (Ground to Dock | Equipment Loading | Portable Loading DockMobile Yard RampStandalone Platform) or customized ramps based on their unique project needs.  Our clients benefit from the piece of mind that comes with selecting a ramp that will best help them to mitigate the challenges that often arise on site, saving time and money on all projects.

Choosing a Nation Ramps Portable Ramp provides our clients with multiple and ongoing opportunities to save time and money including:

– An in house loading dock on hand to load / unload freight as needed

– Eliminates having to over handle freight with more than one piece of equipment (including a hand pallet and a forklift)

– Lower labour costs for not having to double handle freight

– The highest level of safety standards available – invaluable peace of mind for clients and their teams

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