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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Dock Equipment


ASI has a variety of used dock equipment in stock and ready for sale.  You can find dockplates, dockboards, yard ramps, high speed doors, and more!  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 20 years.  Please call for a free same day quote and learn more about our quantity discounts.

Used Dock Levelers
  • To meet various trailer heights
  • Use forklift trucks
  • Simple to operate
Used Dock Lights
  • Durable design & construction
  • For safer loading & unloading
  • Pivot for hard to reach areas
Used Yard Ramp
  • Movable loading dock
  • Handle freight with a forklift
  • Flexible, place anywhere
Used High Speed Door
  • Use to control temperature
  • Maintenance free
  • Alternative to air curtains
Used Rail Dock Board
  • To move product in rail cars
  • Non-slip deck for safety
  • Locking ring to secure to dock
Used Edge Of Dock Leveler
  • Returns to stored position
  • Simple leveler operation
  • Easy to operate
Used Dock Plates
  • Bridge the gap of truck & dock
  • For non-powered trucks
  • Non slip diamond plate surface
Used Dock Boards
  • Improve loading dock operation
  • For use with forklifts
  • Non slip diamond plate surface
Used Air Curtain
  • Saves energy
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Prevent dirt & fume buildup
Used Scissor Dock
  • Portable loading dock
  • Service trucks at any height
  • Access to ground level also

Loading docks make the challenge of bridging the gap between the truck bed and the dock opening or warehouse floor. There are many different pieces of equipment that help achieve this, such as used 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.(click here to view entire article)

Used 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. For a more durable piece of dock equipment that can handle lift equipment, you should consider dock boards instead. Used dock boards contain sidewalls to prevent runoff, and the diamond plated decking helps keep traction. It is important to get the proper width of dock board, which is at least 8 inches wider than width of the equipment (if it’s manually powered). For powered lift equipment, the width should be at least 16 inches wider than the width of the equipment.


There are also used 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 used dock plates and dock boards which can be moved and aren’t secured, used edge of dock levelers are attached to the dock. They are installed onto the loading dock, and the pitch of the leveler can be adjusted to meet the height of the truck bed. Their capacities can go up to 15,000 lbs., so they can be utilized with lift equipment, such as forklifts and pallet jacks.

Used 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, used dock levelers are contained within the recess between the dock and the truck bed.


Used yard ramps are unique because they allow for floor to dock applications, and they are portable. They can have up to a 25,000 lb. capacity, so they are able to handle forklifts and other heavy lift equipment. Made of an all welded steel construction, used yard ramps are the solution for portable loading and unloading applications.


by Bill Dimaio

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