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Used Dock Equipment

American Surplus Inc. has a variety of used dock equipment in stock and ready for sale. Used Dock Equipment help facilities maximize productivity while ensuring the process of loading and unloading items from truck and trailers is done correctly. You can find dock plates, dock boards, yard ramps, high speed doors, and more! Dock equipment helps to prevent injuries of employees, vendors, and visitors, which may cost your business substantial money over time. To customers it can often project an image of showing that a company cares about its assets. Making sure docks are operating effectively is important especially in high-traffic areas. ASI offers quantity discounts are available on our used dock equipment. Call us today and speak with a knowledgeable member of our sales staff. They will work with you to help provide solutions to your material handling needs. Pricing may vary based on quantity desired, capacity, and condition. ASI has been selling and shipping used material handling equipment throughout the United States for over 30 years. Please call (800) 876-3736 for a free same day quote and learn more about our quantity discounts.

Used Dock Levelers
  • To meet various trailer heights
  • Used forklift trucks
  • Simple to operate
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Used Yard Ramps
  • Movable loading dock
  • Handle freight with a forklift
  • Flexible, place anywhere
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Used High Speed Doors
  • Use to control temperature
  • Maintenance free
  • Alternative to air curtains
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Used Rail Dock Boards
  • To move product in rail cars
  • Non-slip deck for safety
  • Locking ring to secure dock
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Used Edge Of Dock Levelers
  • Returns to stored position
  • Simple leveler operation
  • Easy to operate
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Used Dock Plates
  • Bridge the gap of truck & dock
  • For non-powered trucks
  • Non-slip diamond plate surface
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Used Dock Boards
  • Improve loading dock operation
  • For use with forklifts
  • Non-slip diamond plate
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Used Air Curtains
  • Saves energy
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Prevent dirt & fume build up
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Used Scissor Docks
  • Portable loading dock
  • Service trucks at any height
  • Access to ground level also
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About Used Dock Equipment

Used dock equipment is a cost-effective way to ensure your loading docks have everything you need. We carry a wide range of products aimed at keeping your loading and unloading operation as efficient and productive as possible.

At ASI, we sell multiple products that help bridge the gap between truck beds and your dock opening/warehouse floor, such as dock plates, dock boards, dock levelers, edge of dock levelers, and yard ramps. Each has a specific function, so it is important to know what they do to be certain you pick out the proper piece of equipment.

Dock plates are typically made of aluminum, with capacities ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 lbs. They contain no guide rails, so they are usually used for hand picking operations. If you are looking for a more durable piece of dock equipment that can handle lift equipment, you should consider dock boards instead. Dock boards contain sidewalls to prevent runoff, and the diamond plated decking helps keep traction. Due to the sidewalls, it is important to choose the proper width for your dock board. For manually powered equipment, your dock board should be at least 8 inches wider than the width of the equipment. And for powered lift equipment, your board should be at least 16 inches wider than the width of the equipment.

There are also rail dock boards, which bridge the gap between a railway boxcar and a loading dock. These dock boards lock into place against the dock, and their capacities can be as high as 80,000 lbs. They also contain side rails to help keep workers and equipment safe.

Unlike dock plates and dock boards which are modular, edge of dock levelers are secured to the dock. These are installed onto the loading dock, and you can adjust the pitch of the leveler to meet the height of the truck bed. They can have capacities upwards of 15,000 lbs. and can be utilized with lift equipment, such as forklifts and pallet jacks.

Dock levelers sit on the ground and raise up to the height of the truck bed and loading dock. They have a much higher capacity than edge of dock levelers but are also much heavier and less portable. Also referred to as pit levelers, dock levelers are contained within the recess between the dock and the truck bed.

Yard ramps are unique because they allow for ground to dock applications and are portable. With capacities up to 25,000 lbs. yard ramps are able to handle forklifts and other heavy lift equipment. Made of an all welded steel construction, yard ramps are the solution for portable loading and unloading applications.

Used Dock Equipment Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How is dock equipment used?
A: Dock equipment is used at the time when a trailer, shipping container or railcar is being loaded or unloaded. Aside from being effective in improving productivity, it also helps to keep employees safe while loading or unloading items.

Q: What industries typically use dock equipment?
A: Dock equipment is ideal for industries such as automotive, construction, consumer goods, e-commerce, food, hardware, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, distribution, and many more. These are a critical necessity for any facility where bulk items are being moved around.

Q: Is dock equipment important for a facility?
A: Your company's doors and dock equipment are essential, but frequently disregarded, resources. A well operating dock keeps goods and materials flowing smoothly in and out of your warehouse, reduces the risk of on-site mishaps and energy loss, and keeps unwelcome pests or trash from entering your businesses facility.