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Utility ATVs vs. Sport ATVs: What Ramps Work Best for Each


Whether you own a utility ATV or a sport ATV, you’ll need the right ramp whenever you’re transporting your vehicle by truck or trailer. While sport ATVs are often small and lightweight, you still need a ramp to load them safely. Utility ATVs are a different breed — they’re built larger and heavier than sport models, which means the loading requirements are differ slightly. Read more about the difference between sport ATVS and utility ATVs, and read on for a brief guide to what ramps work best for each design.

How will you use the ramp?

This is the biggest question to consider when you’re choosing the right ramp based on the size and weight of your ATV.

If you have multiple pieces of equipment or vehicles that you intend to use with the same ramp, make sure that any ramps with rungs have appropriate spacing for the tire sizes of your other equipment, and have the weight capacity to handle your largest loadable vehicle. When calculating the total weight of your ATV or UTV, account for fuel and all accessories.

The vehicle’s wheelbase and width will also limit your options, which is why we offer a loading ramp calculator to help you determine the shortest ramp length you might need. A multipurpose ramp, trailer ramp or dual runners can give you the most flexibility, and if you want to be able to load up at multiple heights, a longer ramp gives you the safest and most versatile option.

Here are the best ramps for each type of ATV:

Black Widow 6 ft 5 inch Extra-Wide Folding ATV Ramp
6' 5" Extra-Wide Folding ATV Ramp

Utility ATVs

These heavier, bulkier ATVs will require a ramp with a bit more oomph, such as Black Widow Pro’s 6'5" Extra-Wide Tri-Fold ATV Ramp. This heavy-duty ramp supports four-wheelers with larger frame sizes that ride on rough terrain treads. Featuring rubber-coated, finger-style trailer grips and plenty of tie-downs for safety and stability, this ramp is convenient and durable, keeping your UTV straight and true for easy loading.

Black Widow 7 ft 10 inches Bi-Fold ATV Ramp
7' 10" Bi-Fold ATV Ramp

Sport ATVs

Since sport quads are lighter and smaller than their utility counterparts, they’re easier to transport. You can even fit them into a standard truck bed. But, you need the right loading ramp for your sport ATV for easy transport.

If you’re hauling your sport ATV in the bed of your pickup, Black Widow Pro’s 6'4" Adjustable Tri-Fold ATV Ramp is an excellent option. It’s width-adjustable for big or small ATVs, and its tri-fold design makes it quick and easy for you to get your ride from the ground into your pickup truck bed.

Looking for a ramp for your sport ATV that won’t break your budget? The 6'7" Tri-Fold Dual Runner ATV Ramp is a great option. It features a compact tri-fold design for easy setup and storage. It’s easy to fit these ramps into your pickup truck bed, so you can easily take them with you when you’re on the go.

For times when you want to get your ATV into your truck as soon as possible, the 7'10" Bi-Fold ATV Ramp can help. This bi-fold option is strong and sturdy, featuring serrated rungs for a lightweight grip no matter the weather outside. This ramp is specifically designed for the weight distribution of ATVs, with an arch that is sure to clear your truck hitch and prevents your four-wheeler from high centering at the top.

Get the right ramp for your four-wheeler today

Still wondering which ramp works best for your utility ATV or sport ATV? Reach out to the knowledgable team at Black Widow Pro today! We have a full range of ATV ramps that will fulfill your needs, so you can get your vehicle from point A to point B safely and efficiently.

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