Guardian Aluminum Dock Plate

These aluminum loading dock plates provide a smooth transition from the trailer to the dock for pallet jacks and other non-motorized loading equipment. Each dock plate features a slip-resistant diamond tread surface with orange painted sides for edge awareness. Two steel lock legs secure the dock plate in place and attached handles make it easy for two people to carry. Available in multiple sizes and capacities.

  • Provides a smooth transition from trailer to dock for pallet jacks and other non-powered loading equipment
  • Heavy duty aluminum construction
  • Slip-resistant, diamond tread surface
  • Machine beveled edges provide smooth loading transition
  • Orange painted stripes on sides for edge awareness
  • Includes carrying handles for 2-person transport
  • Available in multiple sizes and capacities

36" Wide Dock Plates

Item # Length Height Height Up Capacity Weight Status Price Quantity
ADP-2436-3600 24" 3/8" 1" at 14% Grade
2" at 19% Grade
3,600 lbs 42 lbs
$199.99

ADP-3036-3000 30" 3/8" 2" at 14% Grade
3" at 19% Grade
3,000 lbs 50 lbs
$249.99

ADP-3636-2500 36" 3/8" 3" at 14% Grade
5" at 19% Grade
2,500 lbs 58 lbs
$299.99

42" Wide Dock Plates

Item # Length Height Height Up Capacity Weight Status Price Quantity
ADP-3042-3300 30" 3/8" 2" at 14% Grade
3" at 19% Grade
3,300 lbs 54 lbs
$274.99

48" Wide Dock Plates

Item # Length Height Height Up Capacity Weight Status Price Quantity
ADP-3648-3500 36" 3/8" 3" at 14% Grade
5" at 19% Grade
3,500 lbs 72 lbs
$349.99

ADP-3648-5300 36" 1/2" 3" at 14% Grade
5" at 19% Grade
5,300 lbs 92 lbs
$449.99

ADP-4848-2600 48" 3/8" 5" at 14% Grade
7" at 19% Grade
2,600 lbs 94 lbs
$419.99

ADP-4848-3800 48" 1/2" 5" at 14% Grade
7" at 19% Grade
3,800 lbs 122 lbs
$559.99

ADP-6048-1800 60" 3/8" 7" at 14% Grade
9" at 19% Grade
1,800 lbs 118 lbs
$549.99

60" Wide Dock Plates

Item # Length Height Height Up Capacity Weight Status Price Quantity
ADP-3660-4100 36" 3/8" 3" at 14% Grade
5" at 19% Grade
4,100 lbs 84 lbs
$449.99

ADP-4860-2900 48" 3/8" 5" at 14% Grade
7" at 19% Grade
2,900 lbs 116 lbs
$549.99

72" Wide Dock Plates

Item # Length Height Height Up Capacity Weight Status Price
ADP-3672-7800 36" 1/2" 3" at 14% Grade
5" at 19% Grade
7,800 lbs 132 lbs
$599.99
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Summary

Ideal for pallet trucks and other non motor loading equipment, these aluminum dock plates provide a smooth transition from the trailer to the dock. (2) Steel lock legs secure the dock plate in place and attached handles provide convenient mobility with two people. Includes a one year manufacturer's warranty.

Detail

Available in a variety of widths, lengths and capacities, Guardian Dock Plates are ideal for pallet jack and other non powered loading applications. The loading dock plates are manufactured from heavy duty aluminum featuring a slip resistant diamond tread surface. 9" lip bend and beveled edges provide a smooth transition from the trailer to the dock; perfect for pallet jacks and other non powered loading equipment applications. Sides are painted orange for edge awareness. The aluminum dock plates come with (2) bolt on handles for transport with two people and both steel lock legs secure the dock plate in place during use.

The dock plates come in a thickness of 3/8" or 1/2" depending on the width, length and capacity of the plate. Make loading easier by bridging the gap between the truck trailer and dock with Guardian Dock Plates! To determine the weight capacity of the dock plate you will need, calculate the equipment being used plus the heaviest load that the dock plate will accommodate.

**NOT to be used with forklifts or similar motor equipment**

Product Features

  • Heavy duty aluminum construction
  • Slip resistant, diamond tread surface
  • Recommended for pallet jacks and other non powered loading applications
  • Machine beveled edges provide smooth loading transition
  • Orange painted stripes on sides for edge awareness
  • (2) Handles for convenient mobility with two people
  • (2) Safety stop legs
  • Available in various widths: 36", 42", 48", 60" & 72"
  • Great for light to medium weight dock loading applications
  • Some assembly required
  • For forklift loading check out our Dock Boards
  • One year manufacturer's warranty

Documents

Instruction Manual
Dock Plate Rise Calculation

Resources

Dock Plates vs. Dock Boards: What's the Difference?
How to Select and Use Industrial Wheel Chocks

Review Summary (Based on 12 Reviews)

Reviews

5 Stars Love this Deck Plate - Colors and all!

T Baker from MO wrote (January 14, 2016):

I am female and not afraid to admit I might choose something to buy just because “It’s pretty”. So when the guys at work asked me to find a loading ramp to replace the dry rotted wooden one we currently have, I had no idea where to begin from size, weight limits, etc. I searched several products; loading dock, curb ramp, pallet jack ramp… and during my search I came across Guardian Aluminum Dock Plate. My first thought was “its chrome and orange! I want it!” But knowing there was more to it than just “pretty colors” I started reading the description and reviews on the plate. The size was perfect, the Slip-resistant, diamond tread surface was going to be a huge improvement safety wise compared to our little wooden ramp, and the plate is easy to move when needed. So, without checking with the guys at work, I ordered the 36” Guardian Aluminum Dock Plate and let me tell you, they were extremely impressed with my selection and this product! It is the perfect solution for what we need. It is of very high quality, sturdy, and “pretty”. :) The guys at work would highly recommend this plate!! Thank you!

5 Stars Excellent Dock Plate

Kevin from TX wrote (May 04, 2015):

Exactly what I expected from what was described on the website. Very heavy duty.

5 Stars Guardian Dock Plate

Karl from WV wrote (April 27, 2015):

I recently purchased an aluminum dock plate to bridge a gap over a sidewalk discontinuity between a bridge and a sidewalk. The elevation discontinuity (which changes depending on the temperature due to bridge movements) was preventing proper wheel chair travel along this sidewalk. The dock plate was the perfect solution, bolting one end to the sidewalk and letting the other end free to allow the bridge to move as the temperature changes from season to season.

5 Stars Best bang for the buck!

Andrew from CA wrote (April 06, 2015):

This ramp was worth every penny and in fact I liked it so much I bought two.

5 Stars heavy duty dock plate

Victor Heymann from NC wrote (March 22, 2015):

large enough size for pallet dolly and heavy duty enough for any needs i can foresee. it came promptly and was affordable priced for the size and quality of the product. The only problem was the bolts to secure the handles to the plate were square and the holes were round. After a phone call and a visit of metal shop i just hammered them into the aluminum plate as was suggested and it was fine.

5 Stars Perfect Solution

Joel from CA wrote (March 06, 2015):

We hand a truck that was 2-5 inches lower than our loading dock and this plate was the perfect solution. It is very high quality and sturdy. I highly recommend it!

5 Stars Exactly what we needed

Environmental Products Corporation from CT wrote (February 11, 2015):

This ramp was purchased to assist in our deliveries of Reverse Vending Machines. The dimensions available allowed us to choose the perfect size and capacity. Great product, easy to move and store when not in use.

5 Stars Quality with the right price

Mike Cochenour from OH wrote (January 20, 2015):

We are very happy with this dock plate. we use had trucks getting in and out of the trailers. this is light weight but never bows when crossing. it was easy to order and we received in 2 days.

5 Stars Dock plate

Tom from RI wrote (December 19, 2014):

Fast delivery of a quality product. Could not be more pleased with the Dock Plate i purchased!

5 Stars Great Ramp

Michael , I am in the freight industry ..I know good equipment f from NC wrote (December 03, 2014):

I bought this ramp to help a friend ..He sells wheel weights. The pallets weigh about 2500 pounds. His garage enterance has a two inch step. I left the handles off the ramp and it worked perfect The pallet jack rolled over the step with ease because of the tapered cuts on the high quality ramp. This is one great ramp !!

5 Stars ADP2436-3600

LTL from TX wrote (November 16, 2014):

Received product quickly and Performs well

4 Stars Aluminum Dock Plate - 48"x48", 2600lb cap.

Doug from OR wrote (October 16, 2014):

Great quality for the price. 1 downside: carriage bolts to attach handles require square mounting holes. Holes in plate were round. Had to file out the holes to get the bolts to seat.

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