The Aluminum Truck Dockboard is engineered and built to maximize safety while handling heavy fork trucks and loads. The beveled edge is designed for smooth entry and exit. Locking legs prevent movement during loading and unloading operations. Locking legs are uneven to allow the dockboard to sit canted, while not in use, for easier pickup by fork trucks. Welded aluminum safety curbs prevent accidental runoffs and provide visible driving lane. When using three-wheeled fork trucks order dockboard with capacity at least four times the lifting capacity of fork truck. The width of the dockboard should be at least 15 (in.) wider than the load or equipment passing between the curbs. Bend is 11° and 9" from the edge and the legs are 12" from the edge. Manufactured in compliance with OSHA.
Capacity is based upon the heaviest type of equipment used plus the maximum load carriered times the single axle rating of total load. Dynamic loading, driver tendencies, speed and frequency of use must be considered.