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Aluminum Dock Plates
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Should I Use a Dock Plate or a Dock Board?
Aluminum Dock Plates are best for small manpowered equipment. Dock Boards are required for forklifts or powered units.
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Aluminum Dock Plates
How do I Choose the Right Aluminum Dock Plate For My Loading Dock?
Aluminum dock plates bridge the gap between trucks and your loading dock. Our Aluminum Dock Plates are light weight and easy to move to and from the loading bay. This class of Aluminum dock plate is designed with bolted on handles for easy positing and stowage. The underside of this unit has bolted on steel legs to keep your dock plate in place. The beveled edge at 11 degrees allows for easy back and forth movement for employees and equipment.
Aluminum dock plates are best suited for unpowered equipment. A great fit for light traffic docks using hand carts, pallet jacks and dollies the light-weight design will be welcome by your dock workers. The total load ranges for these models are 2500-6200 lbs. We carry lengths of 36-48 Inches, widths of 24-48 Inches and Height differences of 3-7 Inches. All come standard with non-skid diamond plate surface.
Please see our handy calculation tables below. Send us a quote today and receive same or next business day. We ask only for an email and name. We look forward to serving you.
*note: For forklifts and other powered units please see our dock board selection. For three wheeled equipment we recommend a steel dock plate. Do not exceed maximum weight capacity per the
A. CAPACITY = (EQUIPMENT WEIGHT) (LOAD WEIGHT) x (SINGLE-AXLE RATING)
CAPACITY is based upon the heaviet type of equipment used plus the maximum load carried times the single axle rating of total load. Dynamic loading, driver tendencies, speed and frequency of use must be considered.
(TS-series) dockboards recommended for high use docks.
B. PLATE/BOARD WIDTH = (LOAD WIDTH OR FORKLIFT WHEEL BASE) 6″ (MINIMUM)
Width of Dock plate should be at least 6′ wider than the widest load. Width of Dock board should be at least 6 wider than the wheel base of the forklift (Good rule of thumb is to subtract 5-6′ from dockplate/dockboard width to achieve actual usable width)
C. HEIGHT = HIGHEST TRUCK BED HEIGHT-DOCK HEIGHT
Use this guide for truck floor heights to determine the Height Differential from the truck bed to dock. (Numbers listed reference an empty truck.)