Loading Dock Plate

The Quickest Way to Bridge the Gap from Dock to Truck

Copperloy Dock Plate

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

What is a Loading Dock Plate?

Loading 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 and aluminum bases. The aluminum dock plate includes lifting straps for easy transportation while steel dock plates come 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 loading dock plate, American-made yard ramp, and many other equipment loading solutions.

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Choosing the Right Dock Plate for Your Space

A Copperloy dock plate is 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 dock plates for 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 an Aluminum Dock Plate

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.

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  • Structural steel curbs bolted on 6″ centers.
  • Tough aluminum tread-plate deck for lightweight, high traction, corrosion-free surface.
  • Low-cost alternative.

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.

A Copperloy steel dock plate supports 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

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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 and how to use a dock plate.