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Loading Dock Supply offers the highest quality dock bumpers and pads made in the USA today. Dock Bumpers are just one of the various vital factors comprising the loading dock system that contribute to the efficient transfer of goods and materials. With properly placed dock bumpers not only will your facility be better protected, but your employees as well.
 

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We offer Laminated Dock Bumpers, Molded Dock Bumpers, Extruded Dock Bumpers, Dura-Soft Bumpers, Steel Faced Dock Bumpers, and Extra-Length Dock Bumpers.

Dock bumpers, dock levelers, dock lights, dock height, truck height, wheel chocks, dock seals, and  truck shelters should all be considered when designing a dock system.

Laminated Dock Bumper

Laminated Dock Bumpers are maintenance free, weather resistant, and prevent damage to trucks, loading docks, and buildings by providing protection against impact of the trailer backing into the Dock Sill.  Click the picture to go to our Laminated Dock Bumper section.

Uses: Loading dock protection, building foundation protection, rub rails, bumper stop, ICC Bar stop     

Molded Dock Bumpers

Molded Dock Bumpers can offer perfect protection for any low traffic truck dock. Often molded bumpers are used for wall protection from forklifts and other material handling vehicles. 

Uses: Open dock protection, Dock Leveler Bumper, rub rails, bumper stop, ICC Bar stop, stop block 

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Extra-Length Dock Bumpers

Extra Length laminated loading dock bumpers are primarily used in conjunction with dock seals. The dock seal and the dock bumper interact to totally seal the truck to the loading dock.  These dock bumpers are maintenance free, and extremely weather resistant.

Uses: Loading dock protection, bottom Door Seal, continuous dock face protection, building foundation protection, rub rails, bumper stop, ICC Bar stop, bird and large animal protection

Extruded Rubber Bumpers

Extruded Dock Bumpers are appropriate for outdoor or indoor protection.  Use them for commercial loading docks, parking garages, and marinas.  Extruded dock bumpers are also used on tow trucks, trailers and heavy duty construction equipment.  Extruded dock bumpers are great for wall protection from forklifts, and other material handling vehicles.  Choose from a variety of styles.

Uses: Wall Guard, warehouse wall protection, floor guide, truck protection, forklift protection, door stop, rub rail, and much more! 

Dura-Soft Dock Bumpers
Durable Dura-Soft Dock Bumpers have an unparalleled ability to deflect and absorb shock with a loop design laminated bumper beneath a floating steel-face.
Click the picture to go to our Dura-Soft Product page.

 

Steel Faced Dock Bumpers

Steel Faced Dock Bumpers are ideal for use in docking areas where excessive friction from up-and-down trailer movement occurs. These dock bumpers can be used in any material-handling system area where heavy-duty protection is required. Steel Faced Dock Bumpers have the ability to deflect, and absorb shock with standard laminated bumper beneath the steel-face. All Steel Faced Bumpers come in a wide variety of models, and can be mounted at various heights, from flush mount to 12" above dock, depending on highest impact area.

Uses: Loading dock protection, Air ride Trailer protection, foundation protection, rub rails, bumper stop, ICC Bar stop, friction resistant bumper protection    

 

Various factors comprise the loading dock system and contribute to the efficient transfer of goods and materials.  Dock bumpers, dock levelers, dock lights, dock height, wheel chocks, and door seals or shelters should all be considered when designing a dock system.  Email us, and we will be happy to help you create the most cost-effective bumper system available.

Dock Bumper Arrangements
Most dock bumper installations should have vertical and horizontal coverage of the dock area for complete dock, truck and cargo protection.
For example, protection for an 8' bay is usually best accomplished with two vertical bumpers and one horizontal bumper of standard length.  Our optional overlapping arrangements provide continuous protection and minimize installation costs.  An additional row guarantees protection for vehicles of various heights.
When dock seals or shelters are used, extra-length, one-piece bumpers will completely seal trucks to the dock protecting cargo and employees from the elements.

Bumper Heights
Our standard dock bumper heights are 6", 10", or 12".  The height can be increased by expanding the angle length and "stacking" dock bumper pads between them to create vertical units--20", 24" and 36".
The primary application for the 6" dock bumper is on lip docks where the dock slab projects beyond the foundation with an impact face of less than 10" high.
The 10" dock bumper is widely used for standard height docks that accommodate standard, or approximately equal-height trucks.
The heavier constructed 12" dock bumper provides greater area and cube of rubber with a stronger steel frame (three connecting rods.)
The 20", 24", or 36" vertical heights provide extended depth protection for varying truck heights. (Fig. 1) or the lower steel members of trailer bodies.  Consider them for docks that accommodate panel and pebble trucks as well as over the road trailers.
Vertical units are particularly applicable with truck leveling devices that raise the entire truck to dock level.  Combined with horizontal units, (Figs. 3 & 4), vertical units prevent a loaded trailer from prying off the shorter bumpers as the truck bed rises while being unloaded (Fig. 2)

Bumper Spacing

For Open Docks
For open docks with no predetermined truck spots, combination installations provide maximum protection (Fig. 3)
If 36" horizontal length dock bumpers are used, maximum spacing should be 24" between units--5" on centers. (Fig 6) 

  • For an angle dock approach, spacing shoukld be reduced to prevent a truck corner from contacting the dock between bumpers.
  • If continuous bumper protection is needed, overlapping installations on common anchor bolts are recommended and reduce anchor bolt costs by 50% (Fig 5).
Extra Length Dock Bumpers

Overlapping reduces the spacing between each bumper to 4", and is applicable to any laminated bumper model.

Overlapping angles on adjacent bumpers cuts installation costs and increases the protected area.  To order specify standard model for first bumper at left, and "OL" construction on successive bumpers.

Extra Length Dock Bumpers

 

Special-length bumpers to fill out dock spaces are also available.

For open docks or wide bays, extra-length, one-piece dock bumpers can also be used for maximum coverage and appearance (Fig. 7)

For 8', 9' or 10' Bays

For 8', 9', or 10' bays a variety of combinations exist.  We recommend a combination of standard and vertical bumper designs. (Fig 3 & 4) for dock protection

For Refrigerated Doors (with or without dock shelters)
Refrigerated doors require 4 1/2" or 6" thick, extra-length, one-piece bumpers to completely seal the truck to the dock or shelter.  The same applies to doors sealed to maintain warm temperatures.  With shelters, the rubber surface of the bumper must extend under the vertical members of the shelter pad to complete the all around seal (Fig 7)

For Portable Dock Plates
A 36" dock bumper mounted in the center of the dock will automatically allow for dock plate insertion, even if a truck is spotted against the bumpers of the dock.  With 3" angles on all bumpers, a 6" space is provided between units for the legs of the dock plate.  Continue to fill the width of the bay with standard or vertical dock bumpers as needed.

For Adjustable Dock Boards
If using 14" lengths, height should be minimum 12", (Figs 8a, 8b).  Most dock boards handle 4 1/2" or 6" thick bumpers and will not impair lip penetration into the truck.
If using horizontal bumpers, use similar to 24" units but with steel plate replacing the inboard angle.  Fig 9 shows damage from "short spacing". Fig 10 shows "lateral safety zone" impact absorption advantage provided by longer bumpers.
Bumper Installation
Install bumpers (Fig 11) 1" to 2" below dock level.  Use 3/4" or 5/8" lag bolts or sleeve anchors; minimum length 3" and use corresponding shield if required.  Use 3/4" "J" bolts with a minimum length of 8" with 1 1/4" projection.
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