Steve Sheely & Associates, Inc.

Material Handling Systems and Warehouse Design - Since 1970

Conserving Space & Time with Material Handling Equipment for: Production, Warehouse, Shipping & Receiving

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Bluff Manuf

The World's Largest Manufacturer of Portable Dock Equipment ­ Leading the Industry Since 1932


from 10 Convenient Coast-to-Coast Locations!

Hayward, CA ~ Los Angeles, CA ~ Tampa, FL ~ Atlanta, GA ~ Charlotte, NC ~ Albany, NY ~ Pittsburgh, PA ~ Fort Worth, TX ~ Kent, WA ~ Milwaukee, WI


Yard Ramps | MOD-U-LOC Aluminum Dockboard |

Aluminum Dockplates/Dockboards | Steel Dockboards | Railboards

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Choosing the correct dockboard length will depend on whether a pallet truck or forklift is used. The type of forklift should also be considered since each type of machine has a different maximum grade capacity. The length must be determined taking into account the highest trailer served by the machine with the least grade capabilities. To prevent equipment damage, averages should not be used. Trailers lower than dock level should be elevated with wheel risers. Grades falling below dock level will affect correct ramp length. Call us for assistance.

Choosing the correct dockboard width will improve loading efficiency. A wider dockboard prevents repositioning to reach end loads. Both aluminum and steel dockboards in 60" widths work best; RED-PIN steel boards should be at least 70" wide. Pallet trucks using a dockplate require a 48" width for best results. When using 4-wheel forklifts with over 5,000 lb. capacity, a 70" minimum width is recommended. RAIL-LOK boards require a dealer-furnished railboard worksheet completed by the customer.


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