The lightweight loading docks are essential in any shipping department when trucks frequently come in and out. The 11 dock plates feature beveled diamond plating for extra traction in the rain or snow. Pallet trucks and other non-powered equipment are ideal for the variety of aluminum dock plates. All docks comply with safety standards set by the MHIA (Material Handling Institute of America).
Aluminum dockplates are recommended for applications where a powered vehicle is not needed. The light weight construction of these dock plates make them easy to maneuver and set up! The aluminum dock plates are available in multiple weight capacities to choose from! These dock plates are a low-cost solution to light activity applications. Includes a 1 year manufacturers warranty!
The aluminum dock plates from Discount Ramps.Com are specifically made for low to medium volume dock loading applications. With a 11° lip bend, these dockplates are ideal for pallet trucks or other non-powered equipment. Machine beveled deck edges painted blue allow for smooth transition. The aluminum dock plates come in 2 capacity ranges, A & B. The "A" models are lighter with a 3/8" thick plate and have a lower weight capacity. The "B" models are a bit heavier then the "A" model with a 1/2" thick plate, and also have a higher weight capacity. An option of a longer 14" lip for refrigerated applications is available upon request. To determine the weight capacity of dock plate you will need, calculate the weight of the equipment being used plus the heaviest load that the dock plate will accommodate.
There are many optional accessories to choose from for your new aluminum dock plate. There are lifting chains for allowing the transportation of your dock plate with a fork lift. Loop handles can be welded onto the plates legs for easy handling. Also available is the EZ-Roll! This device bolts onto the sides of the dock plate ( drilling required on dock plates ) and allows for easy one person maneuvering without lifting the dock plate! When not in use the EZ-Roll folds up and self stores on the sides of the dock plate or dock board! The The EZ-Roll option includes 2 rollers ( 1 for each side ) and is only available for aluminum dock plates and dock boards with widths of 60" or less.
All portable dock boards and plates are not created equal. Bluff manufacturing is the only manufacturer that has tested their boards and plates and has met the ANSI standard. This means they are in compliance with ANSI standard MH30.2.