Dock Plates | The Best Lightweight Loading Dock Equipment
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Loading Dock Plate | The Quickest Way to Bridge the Gap from Dock to Truck

Copperloy Dock Plates

The Copperloy loading dock plate serves the same purpose as loading dock boards.  However, they are a more economical solution for less demanding applications.  Use docks plates in a variety of applications and industries. We offer both new and used forklift dock plates, so check out the specs below to see which option is right for you.

What is a Portable Dock Plate?

A hand cart moving a pallet over a Copperloy dock plateLoading dock plates are used to make the connection from one area to another in material handling operation.  The plate is a flat piece of metal that includes a slight bend for an easy transition.

Unlike dock boards, dock plates do not have curbs.  As a result, this makes them more ideal for irregular or sharp turns.  Additionally, the absence of curbs makes them ideal for loading with dollies and pallet jacks.

When it comes to lighter-weight applications, Copperloy recommends dock plates.  Our dock plates are available in both steel or aluminum bases.  The aluminum dock plate includes lifting straps for easy transportation while the steel dock plate comes with a one-piece lift chain.

If you and your team have been looking for a way to streamline light material handling tasks, then our dock plates may be just what you need. These pieces are useful for bridging gaps between a dock and trailer. Copperloy dock plates are useful across a diverse range of industries and applications. Count on Copperloy for reliable dock plates, American-made yard ramps, and many other equipment solutions.

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Choosing the Right Dock Plate for Your Space

Copperloy's steel dock plate

Copperloy plates are built to handle capacities between 1,000-17,000 lbs. Pallet jacks, dollies, and carts work best with plates due to the capacity level.

In addition to standard dock plates, all of our plates sale are available for special order configurations. Our in-house engineering team customizes dock plates to any specification, size, or requirement. Fill out the form along the side or give us a call to discuss your unique specifications!

Specifications of Aluminum Dock Plates

The aluminum model can handle loads up to 12,500 pounds. Copperloy’s aluminum dock plates are ideal for traffic from lighter material handling equipment.

They are not made for use with a forklift. However, they are ideal for handcarts and lighter material handling, equipment, and freight. Though lightweight and easy to transport, the aluminum plates come with lift straps for added convenience.

Specifications of Steel Dock Plates

Have you and your team been looking for an installation to accommodate greater impact than that from pallet jacks and dollies? Steel dock plates from Copperloy offer higher weight capacities than aluminum pieces and can often accommodate traffic from fork trucks.

Copperloy steel dock plates support higher capacities. Consequently, giving up some of their portability as they weigh more than the aluminum base. Steel dock plates handle capacities up to 17,000 pounds. Some product specs can even accommodate forklifts. For convenience, steel plates feature a one-piece lift chain

However, depending on activity levels in a space and other factors, an industrial dock board may be more effective in a facility than a dock plate. Connect with the Copperloy manufacturing team to find out which piece could be ideal for your goals.

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Dock Boards: The True Forklift Dock Plates

Are you searching for a forklift dock plate? Instead, explore Copperloy Dock Boards.  Dock boards are the big brother of dock plates.  However, they handle higher capacities and larger equipment.  In comparison, forklifts and fork trucks can be used with loading dock boards.  Plus, these boards feature curbs to prevent runoff.  Much like dock plates, dock boards are available in steel and aluminum.

When you need an installation that can withstand significant forklift traffic, Copperloy dock boards are the heavy-duty option you need. Copperloy dock boards feature side curbs to prevent runoff. These pieces have high weight capacities that range from 10,000 to 20,000 lbs. Customers can choose from steel and aluminum models to fit nearly any project goal.

Connect with the team today to find out about material options, weight capacities, and customization options.

About Copperloy | Dock Plates Near Me

Are you looking for loading dock equipment to increase dock capacity and improve productivity? Have you been looking for a way to maximize safety, efficiency, and profitability in your workspace? If so, then Copperloy by JH Industries could provide the solution for your facility and goals.

In fact, client companies from across a diverse range of industries have turned to the Copperloy team for freight handling solutions for more than five decades. To list, teams count on Copperloy for yard ramps, dock plate solutions, custom steel fabrication and design, dock boards, edge of dock levelers, and more.

The Copperloy by JH Industries team distinguishes itself by investing in the most current in both robotic and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies. Significantly, this commitment allows the company to produce material handling equipment of the highest quality.

Customers also turn to the team for premier custom steel fabrication and design services. Specifically, the team from Copperloy can fabricate extruded aluminum, beryllium copper, stainless steel, specialty steels, and more to fit the unique needs of any facility.

To streamline operations and ensure high-quality customization, the team keeps all burning, machining, painting, and fabricating operations in one space. This allows for communication across departments and the highest value possible for the customer.

To list, just some of the team’s past customizations have included rebar pallets, lift tables and dock to ground ramps. Are you and your team ready to begin the customization process? If so, then reach out to Copperloy today.

Whether you have been looking for heavy-duty trailer loading ramps, a dock ramp, or a custom dock plate you can count on the team of manufacturers from Copperloy to help you upgrade your loading dock equipment. Depend on the Copperloy team for both new and used material handling equipment.

The dedicated team of manufacturing experts from Copperloy prioritizes safety, above all. Without a doubt, you can make your facility a safer place to work when you team up with Copperloy. Reach out to the team today to find out more and take the next steps.


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