Dockboards & Plates
Here’s one of our aluminum dock plates in action! We’re using it to bridge a gap from our portable platform to a loading truck.
Copperloy produces a huge range of loading dock boards and plates designed with different usages, facilities and equipment in mind. With a near-endless array of specifications and features, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect loading dock board to meet your needs.
Our dock boards and plates can also be customized to match any need, and to solve difficult challenges, or work with preexisting equipment or spaces. With our in-house engineering team, state of the art manufacturing facility, and 60 years of experience, we’re confident in our ability to get you the loading dock boards you have been searching for.
People often ask what the difference is between a dock plate and a dock board. It’s actually pretty simple. A dock plate is a mostly flat piece of metal (there is a bend in it, you can see it in picture) that bridges the gap from one area to another. A dock board has sides, or curbs, that can help prevent run off. Both dock boards and dock plates come in aluminum and steel options. This is for durability and intent. Steel is much stronger so you can do things like drive a forklift over it. Aluminum though is much lighter and can be moved easier.
Our steel dockboards with welded steel curbs come in widths of 60, 72 or 84 inches, and capacities of 15,000 or 20,000 lbs. Lengths range from 36 to 96 inches, and height differentials range from 5 to 16 inches.
Aluminum loading dock boards with welded aluminum curbs have 10,000, 12,000, or 15,000 lb capacities. Widths can be 54, 60, 72 or 84 inches, with lengths ranging from 30 up to 84 inches, and height differentials ranging from 4 to 10.5 inches.
Aluminum loading dock board models with bolt-on steel curbs have 10,000 or 15,000 lb capacities, width of 54, 60, 66 or 72 inches, lengths from 26 to 60 inches, and height differentials from 5 to 10.5 inches.
Aluminum Dockboard with Welded Curbs
Aluminum Dockboard with Bolt-On Steel Curbs
Steel Dockboard with Welded Curbs
- Available in steel or aluminum in many gauges.
- Used in lighter capacity applications where low height differences exist and safety curbs are not necessary.
- Rugged 1/2″ thick steel locking legs attached with high strength, vibration proof fasteners.
- Knuckle saver strap handle.
Ramp-Dock Board Combination
- Available in steel or aluminum.
- Used when a large height difference exists or low clearance equipment creates an excessively long ramp.
- Dockboard section can be used independently.
From rail dock boards to ramp dock board combinations, we have a variety to choose from for all your material handling needs. Review our selection of loading dock boards and dock plates below as well as our product specification documents.