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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 Plates
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 Used Dock Plates for Sale as Low as $175

Used Dock Plates for Sale

Steel and aluminum options

Skid resistant plate

Hand holes for easy moving

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*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 dock plates. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used dock plates are steel or aluminum flat plates that bridge the gap between the loading dock and trailer.  Used steel dock plates are suitable for heavy loads and motorized equipment, whereas used aluminum dock plates are for lighter loads, but can still handle hand carts, dollies, and manual pallet jacks.


ASI’s stock of new and used dock plates feature a diamond pattern flooring for added grip, and come in a variety of dimensions, heights, and capacities.

The major difference between used dock plates and use dock boards is capacity. They are similar in design and look except that dock plates have no guide rails and dock boards do, and both types have skid-resistant surfaces to ensure safety. Other permanent dock equipment includes dock levelers and lifts, which are generally secured permanently at each dock opening. (click here to view entire article)

Used dock plates also do not contain guide rails, which is typical because they are only supporting foot traffic, warehouse carts, or pallet jacks (manual and electric). Usually the sides of a used dock plate have brightly colored tape or spray to prevent injury due to run-off.


Used dock plates are typically made out of aluminum, but heavier duty models are made of steel, and they allow for lighter loads. Hand carts and pallet jacks are used with this style, but forklifts and other lift equipment is too heavy. The capacity ranges from around 1,500 to 5,500 lbs., and they contain a 10 degree bend to allow it to be flush with the dock and the truck during loading and unloading.;


Used dock boards are made of steel and have side rails to prevent pallet jacks and forklifts from falling off. Their decking is made of diamond pattern flooring to prevent lift equipment wheels from sliding when traveling on an incline. Capacities range from 5,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs, which is significantly higher.

by Bill Dimaio

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