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New Dock Boards

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New Dock Boards are made for bridging the gap between your loading dock and a trailer. Dock boards are made with additional structural support to handle more weight and equipment. They are ideal for transporting heavy loads that require a forklift to move materials in and out of the trailer. Unlike dock plates, dock boards provide ease when using forklifts or other warehouse vehicles to move items across gaps. It is important to know the capacities of items that you’ll be loading and unloading when deciding on the best dock board that will fit your overall needs. Dock boards will help to increase productivity by providing easy loading and unloading accessibility. New dock boards have the following features: various sizes & capacities available, safety stop feature to help secure dock board, suitable for forklift use, beveled edges for easy travel and safety curbs on both sides.

New Dock Boards
New Dock Boards
  • 60" or 72" wide
  • Built for forklift use
  • 48" to 72" long
  • Ships From Manufacturer
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Dock boards are made of long-lasting durable steel. With durable construction these loading dock boards can safely withstand the heavy weight of your loading equipment, and the heavy loads it lifts. Guarantee your warehouse workers can feel safe when loading and unloading heavy materials from trucks. These dock boards will further increase the effectiveness and productivity of loading and unloading heavy materials with forklifts. It’s an essential equipment for many warehouses and storage facilities.

Dock boards are not to be confused with a dock plate. When deciding between a dock plate or board it’s important to factor in the capacity. The first question to consider is whether you will be using lift equipment to transport product out of the truck. This will automatically require a dock board due to capacity requirements and the need for side guard rails. To decide which capacity of dock board is required, add together the weight of the lift equipment and the maximum load weight of that equipment. If your forklift weighs 7,000 lbs. and has a 4,000 lbs. capacity, you should consider a board that holds at least 11,000 lbs.

We sell industry leading brands Bluff and Koke dock boards. When determining size needed, the width of the dock board should be 16 inches wider than the load. Talk with our sales team to find out which size dock board is right for you. Call us today at (800) 876-3736 or request a quote online.

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