Dock Boards Model C (4 Pin)
Set in the Parkout Position
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Made specifically to span gaps up to and greater than 11", the Dock Board Model C, also known as a Red Pin Dock Board, is the ideal ramp for facilities receiving a range of truck types. Whether it's a lift gate trailer or a difficult to handle step trailer, the Model C dock board offers the range to reach away from the dock to safely load trailers.
The key to the boards success comes from the full length pin placement pockets along each side of the board; when used in conjunction with the the four 1" stress proof pins the Red Pin Dock Board safely secures against trailer and dock. This allows for the loading of trailers positioned further than 11" from the dock, in addition to difficult to handle trailers docked at an angle.
- American Manufactured
- All welded steel construction
- Full Length pin pockets on each edge
- Fold down lifting loops
- Double-bend design
- Spans gaps greater than 11"
- Ideal for trucks docking at an angle
- (4) 1" stress proof red pins for securement
- 7 days to manufacture
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*When selecting a 4 pin dock board for use in a parkout situation, keep in mind, there must be at least 8" of lip extending into the dock and 8" inside the trailer. This Parkout Reach is the length of the board minus the minimum lip requirement.
Lift gate trailers, low clearances, step trucks, there are plenty of reasons why your typical loading dock operation may need trailers to stop short of completely docking. Luckily, there is a Dock Board designed for both your standard trailers and these situations where the trailer must parkout from the dock.
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Insufficient capacity is a serious problem that severely reduces the life of your dock board, putting your equipment and personnel at risk. When determining the capacity you need consider the equipment types used and overall period of daily use.
- Match your equipment capacity rating to the increments on the bottom (x-axis)
- Follow the line up until you intersect with the block corresponding to the equipment type(s).
- Then follow the line to the left (Y-axis) to determine your recommended capacity.
- Note: operations exceeding 8 hours a day chould increase their board capacity to the next level.
To ensure your dockboard will provide a sufficient grade for your equipment, Measure the greatest difference between dock and truck height to find the differential.
There are two variables considered in the chart below; Boards for all traffic or just gas forklifts. It is important to know what types of equipment will be using on the board to ensure the length will accommodate a 19% grade for gas forklifts or a 14% grade for everything else. Always be sure to round partial increments up.
- Match your greatest Differential to the increments on the left (Y-axis)
- Follow the line across until you intersect with the block corresponding to your equipment type.
- From there follow the line down to the Recommended board length.
Why do I need 4 pins on a dock board?
A four pin dock boards allows for safe loading in situations where a trailer is further than 11" from the dock edge.What is the highest point a dock board can reach safely?
The longest dockboard we offer, coming in at 10' long, allows for forklifts to reach trailers up to 21" above the dock floor or all other equipment types 15" above the dock floor. For greater heights give us a call at 1800-741-1258 to discuss your options. How fast can I get one of these?
All 4 Pin model dock boards hold a 5-7 working day lead time. For immediate needs the 2 pin and aluminum dock boards typically have sizes in stock.Do you sell replacement pins?
Yes, we offer all parts and accessories for the full range of dock boards we carry. How do I move the board?
Recessed collapsable lifting loops make picking up and placing the 4 pin dock board fast and efficient.
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
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