Dock boards and dock plates
Dock boards and dock plates provide numerous benefits
Prevent potential forklift runoff or tripping hazards caused by uneven ground for personnel. Dock boards and dock plates increase safety and worker productivity with respect to loading and offloading by creating a smoother transition from the trailer to the dock floor.
Dock boards prevent accidental runoff
Dock boards are designed to handle low-to-medium forklift traffic. They incorporate curbs which are bolted to the aluminum diamond pattern plate for increased strength while preventing runoff. The dock board’s deck surface comes in aluminum, steel and ultra-light material to provide a safe, smooth transition into the trailer. These dock boards support load capacities of up to 24,000 pounds.
Dock plates used for non-powered loading applications
Dock plates are recommended for non-powered loading applications (pallet trucks, carts, two-wheelers, etc.) to ride smoothly over the machine-beveled deck edges. Its resilient plate material is available in aluminum or steel, capable of supporting up to 19,500 pounds.
Calculating the maximum height differential
|Truck height — Dock height = Maximum height differential|
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Dock boardDock boards are designed to handle low-to-medium forklift traffic and feature bolted steel curbs to prevent runoff. The dock board is capable of handling up to 24,000 pounds.
Dock plateDock plates are recommended for non-powered loading applications (pallet trucks, carts, two-wheelers, etc.) and able to support up to 19,500 pounds.
Model comparison chart
|Dock board||Dock plate|
|Recommended application||Low-to-medium forklift traffic||Non-powered loading applications|
|Types||Aluminum, steel, ultra-light||Aluminum, steel|
|Height differential||5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11", 13"||3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11"|
|Capacities||2,000-24,000 lbs||650-19,500 lbs|
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