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Dock Plates
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Dock Plates Designed For Non Powered Loading Applications

Small and large operations alike have need for light weight, hand portable, dock ramps for use with hand carts and non-motorized pallet jacks. Carrying over from our top of the line dock boards and ramps, Dock Plates from Loading Dock Supply use the same high quality ANSI rated Aluminum as the AC and BC model aluminum forklift ramps. Making them highest quality Dock Plates on the market.

Loading Dock Supply Offers
  • Next Day Shipping On All Dock Plates
  • Expert Advice
  • Low Delivery Costs
  • ​Customization
Aluminum Dock Plate
Model A 
  • Ships Next Day
  • Easy to move by hand
  • 3/8" Thick Aluminum Plate
  • ANSI Standard MH30.2 Aluminum
Aluminum Dock Plate
Model B 
  • Ships Next Day
  • Easy to move by hand
  • Diamond Deck Tread Pattern
  • 1/2" Thick Aluminum Plate
  • ANSI Standard MH30.2 Aluminum
Spring Loaded Dock Plate
Spring Loaded Dock Plate 
  • For Above Dock Loading
  • Permanent Mount
  • Diamond Deck Tread Pattern
  • Designed For Your Unique Application
  • ANSI Standard MH30.2 Aluminum

DOCK PLATE MODEL A SELECTION
3/8" THICK ALUMINUM DIAMOND DECK

manufactured and tested in compliance with ANSI Standard MH30.2.
Max Differential
(Reach Up)
Width
Length
Capacity
Weight
Model
1"
30"
24"
2,120
42
1"
36"
24"
4,720
47
1"
48"
24"
6,210
58
1"
60"
24"
6,820
69
2"
30"
30"
1,987
49
2"
36"
30"
3,913
56
2"
48"
30"
5,218
69
2"
60"
30"
6,208
83
2"
72"
30"
11,716
97
3"
30"
36"
1,855
56
3"
36"
36"
3,238
64
3"
48"
36"
4,383
80
3"
60"
36"
5,297
97
3"
72"
36"
8,920
113
4"
36"
42"
2,553
75
4"
48"
42"
3,507
94
5"
30"
48"
1,453
73
5"
36"
48"
1,764
84
5"
48"
48"
2,388
105
5"
60"
48"
3,158
127
5"
72"
48"
3,495
149
6"
36"
54"
1,603
94
7"
36"
60"
1,443
105
7"
48"
60"
1,656
130
8.5"
48"
72"
1,366
154

DOCK PLATE MODEL B SELECTION
1/2" THICK ALUMINUM DIAMOND DECK

manufactured and tested in compliance with ANSI Standard MH30.2.
Max Differential
(Reach Up)
Width
Length
Capacity
Weight
Model
1"
30"
24"
3,145
50
2"
36"
30"
4,971
68
2"
48"
30"
7,946
86
2"
60"
30"
9,505
104
2"
72"
30"
12,630
122
3"
36"
36"
4,461
79
3"
48"
36"
6,265
101
3"
60"
36"
8,544
122
3"
72"
36"
10,329
144
5"
36"
48"
3,131
106
5"
48"
48"
4,532
133
5"
60"
48"
4,628
163
6"
48"
54"
3,568
150
7"
36"
60"
2,670
130
Options & Accessories
Part
Description
ALC
Lifting Chains
ALEG
Extra leg with fasteners (each)
ALH
Loop Handles Welded to Each Leg
R
Legs set at 14" from end
(Refrigerated Trailer "Reefer" Lip)
EZ
EZ-ROLL option
Telescoping handles to place and move plate via rollers
ASL
Leg Loacation other than 2 1/2" from edge of plate

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Selecting Dock Plate Length 


How to select Dock Plat Length
Dock Plate Length Chart
To ensure your dock plate will provide a sufficient grade for equipment used, measure the greatest difference between dock and truck height to find the differential.

When selecting the length for your dock plate use the Blue line to ensure you are getting the measurement for a 14% grade. If you do not see a length that will suit your differential you may need to consider an aluminum dock board or steel dock board.
  1. Match your greatest Differential to the increments on the left (Y-axis)
  2. Follow the line across until you intersect with the blue line.
  3. ​From there follow the line down to the Recommended Dock Plate length.
  4. Always round partial increments up never down.
Please note: Dock Plates are not designed for Gas & Electric powered equipment.


Dock Plates Vs Dock Boards


Dock Plates
  • Light Weight
  • Hand Portable
  • Slip Resistant Diamond deck
  • ​OSHA 1910.3 Compliant
  • Low Capacity
  • No Curbs
  • Risk of Runoff
  • Cannot be used with motorized equipment

Designed for lower volume loading environments where non-powered equipment is used. Light enough for placement by hand, Dock Plates are ideal for both the loading dock and to take out on delivery vehicles. The aluminum decking used on dock plates is the same as what's used on Aluminum Dock Boards; However, due to the lack of steel curbs dock plates are not capable of providing a fixed weight capacity.

All Dock Plates are manufactured and Tested in Compliance with ANSI standard MH30.2 
▶ Standard Dock Plates (Model A)
▶ Heavy Duty Dock Plates (Model B)

Dock Boards
  • Fixed Capacity
  • Steel Curbs
  • Steel locking legs or Pins
  • Slip resistant Diamond Deck
  • Certain models reach up to 21"
  • Heavy
  • Forklift required to place

Dock boards are designed in a variety of configurations and materials depending on the application. Although the major difference between dock plates and dock boards is the steel curbs, there are other differences presented in how they are used. Dock Boards are available with either steel legs or the more adjustable pin locking system. Unlike fixed steel legs, dock boards with steel pins offer a variable lip length that allows a single board to handle both standard trailers as well as refrigerated trailers. Boards and plates with legs aren't capable of increasing their lip length to accomodate both types of trailers; requiring two boards on site to load both types. 
 
All Dock Boards are manufactured and Tested in Compliance with ANSI standard MH30.2 
▶ Navigate to Dock Boards


Stocking Locations 


Shipping Dock Boards To You Cheaper and Faster
With access to a centrally located manufacturing facility and 7 quick ship locations, Loading Dock Supply offers offers extremely competitive shipping rates. 

Stocking Locations
  • California - Temple City
  • Washington - Seattle
  • Texas - Ft. Worth
  • Illinois - Chicago
  • Georgia - Atlanta
  • North Carolina - Charlotte
  • Maryland - Hagerstown

Lead Times
When not available at a quick ship hub all Aluminum Dock Plates ship next day.
Dock Plate Stocking Locations

No Hassle Quotation
No account no problem, Loading Dock Supply's experts are ready to provide you with the advice and information you need regardless of whether or not you have an account. For most products, we offer freight rates and lead times over the phone or within minutes via email.
  • No Account Necessary
  • Immediate feedback 
  • Quotes are good for 30 days
  • Competitive shipping rates
  • Ship with us or on your own account
Give Our Dock Experts a Call 1800-741-1258

Aluminum dock plates are great for small jobs!

Loading Dock Plates are handy products in any industry that uses wheels for product movement. Note: These light weight dock plates are not to be used with powered equipment.   
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Incandescent Dock Light with 60
Price:
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Incandescent dock light with 40" arm. 

Max Wattage:  300
Max Lumens:  3,700
40" Single Strut Arm

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molded 2 hole DB-13 Bumper
Reg. Price:
$42.00
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DB-13 Molded Dock Bumper
4" Thick x 10"High x 13" Long
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Molded Bumper Model R
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$49.60
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4" Thick x 12"High x 13" Long
Type R Bumper
Edge of dock leveler bumper
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Heavy Duty Aluminum Dockboard
Reg. Price:
$1,418.00
Sale Price:
$1,215.00
Save:
$203.00

Capacity: 15,000 lbs
Size: 60" Wide x 60" long
7" height range for all equipment
9" height range for gas forklifts

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