Uline LogoDock Boards and Dock Plates Guide

 

height
Height Differential

The difference in height between the dock and the truck bed. Most trailers feature a 55" truck bed height. Refrigerated trailers are usually 59".


height
Width

The dock board width should exceed the overall width of the pallet or vehicle used by at least 12-18". Wider boards allow for improved mobility and efficiency.


Capacity Selection Chart
Lifting Capacity (LBS)
3-Wheel Forklift 4-Wheel Forklift
Board
Capacity (LBS)
2,000 - 2,500 2,000 - 3,000 10,000
2,500 - 3,500 3,000 - 5,000 15,000
3,500 - 5,000 5,000 - 6,000 20,000
Capacity

Dock Plate: The capacity must exceed the combined weight of the heaviest load and the vehicle's weight.

Dock Board: Three times the vehicle lifting capacity. More for three-wheeled forklifts.

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