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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 Boards for Sale as Low as $595

Used Dock Boards for Sale

Bridge the gap between dock edge and trailer

Can handle a forklift's weight

T-bar legs for additional support

Used Dockboards for Sale  Used Dockboards for Sale  Used Dockboards for Sale


*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736


Quantity discounts available. 40-60% off the price of new. Call 800-876-3736 for additional information & a free quote on used dockboards. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used dock boards bridge the gap between the loading dock edge and the trailer. They are shaped like dock plates, but have additional structural support to handle more weight.  Used dock boards are ideal for transporting heavier loads that require a forklift to move out of the trailer.


The diamond pattern flooring prevents wheels from slipping while traveling at an incline.  ASI’s used dock boards have t-bar legs extending down between the truck and dock, along with curbs on the sides to prevent product from falling off.

Choosing the right dock equipment to provide you with accurate solutions 

The main aspects to consider when choosing used dock equipment is capacity, width, and length.  (click here to view entire article)


Capacity is the most important factor to consider when deciding between a used dock plate or dock board. The first question to consider is whether or not 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. So 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.


In manual applications, the width of the used dock plate or dock board should be at least 8'' inches wider than the overall width of the equipment. For powered operations, the width should be at least 16'' wider than the overall width of the equipment.


The proper length is determined by the height difference between the loading dock and the floor of the truck. This equipment has a maximum height differential, so a longer board can accommodate a greater range of height differences. Exceeding this angle will potentially dislodge the safety leg holding it in place, allowing it to shift and become unstable.

by Bill Dimaio

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