Dock Plates - 12,500 to 17,000-lb Capacities | Copperloy

Dock Plates

For those looking for an economical alternative to dock boards, our dock plates may be just what you need. Copperloy’s dock plates can be used in a variety of industries and applications. We also offer an array of specifications and features to make sure you have the right material handling equipment for the job.

Dock plates are used to bridge a gap from one area to another in material handling operation. Dock plates are a flat piece of metal with a slight bend for easy transition and don’t have curbs.

This lack of curbs makes them ideal for loading and unloading with dollies and pallet jacks. They are also great for irregular or sharp turns, where a curb could get in the way.

They’re used in lighter weight applications and come in either steel or aluminum construction. The aluminum dock plates come with lifting straps for easy mobility. The steel dock plates come with a one piece lift chain for ease of movement.

In addition to the standard dock plates, Copperloy has for sale, all of our  plates are available in special order configurations. Our in-house engineering team can custom manufacture a dock plate to any specification, size or requirement. If you’re looking for a custom, dock board, or need a dock board made to unique specifications, contact us today by filling out the form on the side.

Aluminum Dock Plates

Aluminum dock plates have more flex but are the lightest weight and most affordable dock plate we have. Aluminum dock plates can handle capacities up to 12,500 pounds. They are not made to be used with forklifts, but can handle hand carts and lighter material handling equipment and freight. Though light, the aluminum dock plates still come with lift straps to help move and place them.

Steel Dock Plates


Steel dock plates offer higher capacities, but give up some of their portability as they weigh more than aluminum dock plates. Some of the high-capacity, steel dock plates can accommodate forklifts, though load weight is important. Steel dock plates can handle capacities reaching up to 17,000 pounds. Steel dock plates come with a one piece lift chain and make moving and positioning the plates very easy.


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