Rugged Steel Construction gives years of trouble free service even where treatment of product is considered rough.
Tapered side curbs give good tire protection, Widths shown are overall widths.
In order to properly spec out a truck dockboard four things must be known about the siding where the board is to be used.
1. The Dock Height.
2. The type of semi-trailers the customer will be servicing.
3. The type of equipment that will be driving over the dockboard.
4. Any special considerations because of dock bumpers, sloped docks, height restrictions, etc.....
Reference: How long should your dockboard be?
Dock Height: Measure above ground level and note any sloping areas in front of the dock. It is important to know this dimension because this determines the height differential and the length of the dockboard. Type of semi-trailers the customer will be servicing: Regular semi-trailers vary between 45-55. Refrigerated trailers vary between 48-59. Also most refrigerated trailers have a step or longer ledge in the rear of the trailer; this requires a longer lip than normal.
Type of Equipment: You need to determine the largest truck (load) that will be taken over the board. Also note if pallet trucks, electric lift trucks, or any special equipment that can only go up a gentle slope is to be used with the board.
Special considerations because of dock bumpers, sloped docks, or sloped drives, Height restrictions:
Dockboards are made to go between the truck and the bumper not in between bumpers. If this is not possible, we will need to know the thickness and spacing of the bumpers. Also at some locations because of low ceiling heights the truck must back away from the building, keep a look out for unusual situations.
Construction: The Steel Truck Dockboard is constructed of high strength (55,000 psi) steel for long life. Beveled edges on both ends permit smooth entry and exit. Deck is diamond plated for safe, efficient use. Welded safety curbs for maximum strength. Locking legs minimize ramp movement and are uneven to allow the dockboard to sit canted for easier floor pickup by fork trucks when not in use. Legs are located 12" from the edge of the dockboard.
The bend is 11 degrees and 9 inches from beveled edge. Standard with Lever Lift for quick portability with fork truck. Manufactured in compliance with OSHA. Optional accessories: lifting chains, span locks, span pins/holes, and removable pickup loops.