As a leading provider of aluminum and steel dock boards and dock plates, warehouse safety equipment, portable yard ramps, and steel structures, Bluff Manufacturing prides itself on its outstanding product quality. Loading Dock Equipment, Inc. is proud to be an official Bluff Manufacturing dealer for the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area. We carry Bluff dock boards and dock plates for a variety of applications.
Bluff Manufacturing provides high quality products for the material handling industry while prioritizing worker safety. Bluff Manufacturing has complied with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) MH30.2 standard in the manufacture and testing of all its aluminum and steel dock plates and boards, guaranteeing the highest quality and performance of these products.
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Intended for lighter loads (up to 12,000 lbs.), dock plates act as a bridge between the loading dock and a trailer. Bluff Manufacturing’s dock plates are usually constructed of aluminum so they’re lightweight, portable, and designed to be moved around your workspace. Standard widths are 36, 48, 60, and 72 inches and lengths range from 36 to 60 inches. These should only be used with pallet jacks, hand trucks, dollies, and other non-powered applications.
Dock plates have built-in hand holes, but can also be moved with:
E-Z Roll Handles: Telescoping handles that allow a person (not a forklift) to move the dock plate to where you need it.
Lifting chains: Use a forklift to move the dock plate to where you need it.
Like dock plates, dock boards are intended to be portable. However, they’re much stronger and can withstand the weight of heavy machinery and vehicle traffic like forklifts. They’re available in capacities from 10,000 to 40,000 lbs., widths of 60 to 84 inches, and lengths of 36 to 120 inches, depending on model. Dock boards have steel curbs on either side to prevent run-off and depending on your needs, different models have fixed leg design, fold-down lifting loops, fork cutouts on the leading edge, and more.
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Specialized to Your Industry Needs
These dock plates and dock boards are applicable in almost every industry, especially useful for:
Shipping and Receiving
Food and Beverage
Pulp and Paper
Bluff Manufacturing Product Support
These dock plates and dock
boards are designed to for strength and hardiness. However, all equipment will wear down over time. A damaged or weak dock plate is a risk to your safety and the damage can be costly. We offer genuine OEM Bluff replacement parts as well as regular interval maintenance and emergency repairs from our team of certified technicians. When you buy from Loading Dock Equipment, you can count on us to help you keep your operation running smoothly.
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