Rail dock boards are essential equipment for warehouses and loading areas where goods need to be moved between rail cars and trucks. These boards act as a bridge between the two modes of transportation, allowing for efficient and safe loading and unloading.
Rail dock boards are typically made from durable materials such as steel or aluminum, and are designed to withstand the weight of heavy equipment and large loads. One important consideration when selecting a rail dock board is the weight capacity needed for the specific application. Different boards have different weight capacities, so it is important to choose a board that can support the weight of the heaviest loads that will be transported.
Another important factor is the size of the board. The length of the board should be sufficient to span the gap between the rail car and the truck, while the width should be wide enough to accommodate the wheels of the equipment being used to move the goods.
Rail dock boards also come in different styles to accommodate different loading configurations. For example, some boards are designed with a bend in the middle to allow for loading from the side of the truck, while others have a straight design for loading from the rear.
Proper maintenance of rail dock boards is essential for their longevity and continued safe use. Regular inspections should be conducted to check for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or corrosion. Any damage should be repaired immediately to prevent accidents and ensure the continued functionality of the board.
Rail dock boards are designed for the retrieval of product or storage items on rail cars and docks. These heavy duty dock boards are equipped with a diamond plated decking to prevent people or lift equipment from slipping. They also contain a locking ring which secures the dock board against the dock. American Surplus carries a large variety of widths, depths, and capacities to match your specific rail car or dock entrance.
There are a lot of specific measurements to consider when trying to decide on the right used rail dock board. American Surplus is very familiar with what needs to be considered when choosing any used dock equipment, and we will work with you through the entire process. From getting initial measurements to shipping and installation, American Surplus is your one stop shop for material handling solutions. Please give our experienced sales staff a call today; they would be more than happy to assist you.